Ōwani Station

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Ōwani-Onsen Station
Location Ōwani, Minamitsugaru, Aomori
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ōu Main Line
Opened 1895
Previous names Ōwani (until 1991)
Passengers (2010) 212 daily

Ōwani Station (大鰐駅 Ōwani-eki?) of Kōnan Railway Company and Ōwani-Onsen Station (大鰐温泉駅 Ōwani-Onsen-eki?) of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) northern Ōu Main Line an integrated railway station located in the town of Ōwani, Minamitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture Japan. It is the southern terminal station of the Kōnan Railway Ōwani Line and is 435.3 rail kilometers from the southern terminus of the Ōu Main Line at Fukushima Station.


The JR Ōwani-Onsen Station was opened on October 21, 1898 as Ōwani Station (大鰐駅 Ōwani-eki?) on the Japanese government railways, the predecessor to the Japan National Railways (JNR). An overpass connecting the platforms was completed in 1915, and the station building in 1921. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. On March 16, 1991, it was renamed to its present name.

The Kōnan Railway Ōwani Station was opened on January 26, 1952. On October 1, 1970 it was renamed Kōnan-Ōwani Station (大鰐駅 Kōnan-Ōwani-eki?) to distinguish it from the adjacent JNR station; however, it reverted to its original name on April 1, 1986.


Station layout[edit]

JR Ōwani-Onsen Station has one island platform and one side platform serving tracks 1-3. The Kōnan Railway Ōwani Station has one island platform serving tracks 4-5; however, in practice only track 4 is in use.


1 Ōu Main Line for Hirosaki and Aomori
2 Ōu Main Line (siding)
3 Ōu Main Line for Ōdate and Akita
4 Kōnan Railway Ōwani Line for Chūō-Hirosaki
5 Kōnan Railway Ōwani Line siding
Ōwani Station
Location Ōwani, Minamitsugaru, Aomori
Operated by Kōnan Railway Company
Line(s) Ōwani Line
Opened 1952

Station vicinity[edit]

  • Aomori Bank Ōwani branch
  • Ōwani Post Office (delivery and collection office)

Adjacent stations[edit]

Ōu Main Line
Nagamine   Local   Ishikawa
Kōnan Railway Ōwani Line
Terminus   Local   Shukugawara

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Coordinates: 40°31′17.9″N 140°34′1.7″E / 40.521639°N 140.567139°E / 40.521639; 140.567139