Kitakami Station

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Kitakami Station
Kitakami sta08s3200.jpg
Kitakami Station East Exit, August 2007
Prefecture Iwate
(See other stations in Iwate)
City Kitakami
Neighborhood etc. 1-1-2 Odori
Postal code 024-0061
(in Japanese) 岩手県北上市大通り一丁目1-2
Year opened 1890
Former name Kurozawajiri Station
Present name since 1954
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Tōhoku Shinkansen
Tōhoku Main Line
Kitakami Line
Statistics 3,747 passengers/day (FY2012)
Tōhoku Shinkansen at Kitakami

Kitakami Station (北上駅 Kitakami-eki?) is a railway station in Kitakami, Iwate, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Kitakami Station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, and also by local services on the Tōhoku Main Line and Kitakami Line. It is located 487.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Tōhoku Shinkansen and Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station and is a terminus for the Kitakami Line.

Station layout[edit]

Kitakami Station has an island platform and a single side platform. However, the side platform is cut, forming a partial bay platform, so that the platform effectively serves two tracks. The Tōhoku Shinkansen portion of the station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks. All of the platforms are elevated. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


0 Kitakami Line for Hottoyuda and Yokote
Tohoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)
1 Kitakami Line for Hotto-Yuda and Yokoke
Tohoku Main Line for Morioka, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)
for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki (starting trains only)
2 Tohoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka
3 Tohoku Main Line for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki
11 Tohoku Shinkansen spare platform
12 Tohoku Shinkansen for Morioka, Shin-Aomori, and Akita
13 Tohoku Shinkansen for Sendai, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Shinkansen
Mizusawa-Esashi   Hayabusa[* 1]   Shin-Hanamaki
Mizusawa-Esashi   Hayate[* 2]   Shin-Hanamaki
Mizusawa-Esashi   Yamabiko   Shin-Hanamaki
Tohoku Main Line
Murasakino - Rokuhara
Kitakami Line
Terminus - Yanagihara
  1. ^ Most Hayabusa services pass non-stop through this station.
  2. ^ Some Hayate services pass non-stop through this station.


The station opened on 1 November 1890[1] as Kurozawajiri Station (黒沢尻駅?). It was renamed to its present name on 10 November 1954.[citation needed] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. Services on the Tōhoku Shinkansen commenced 30 March 1996.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kitakami City Hall
  • Hotel Mets Kitakami
  • Kitakami Post office
  • Hotel CityPlaza Kitakami


  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 100. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°16′56″N 141°07′20″E / 39.282198°N 141.122346°E / 39.282198; 141.122346