Ōwani Station

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Ōwani-Onsen Station

Ōwani-Onsen Station in November 2006
Location34-20 Ōwani Maeda, Ōwani-machi Minamitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 038-0211
Coordinates40°31′17.9″N 140°34′1.7″E / 40.521639°N 140.567139°E / 40.521639; 140.567139Coordinates: 40°31′17.9″N 140°34′1.7″E / 40.521639°N 140.567139°E / 40.521639; 140.567139
Operated by
Distance435.3 km from Fukushima
Platforms2 island + 1 side platform
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
OpenedOctober 21, 1895
Previous namesŌwani Station (until 1991)
Passengers (FY2016)212 daily
Ōwani-Onsen Station is located in Aomori Prefecture
Ōwani-Onsen Station
Ōwani-Onsen Station
Location within Aomori Prefecture
Ōwani-Onsen Station is located in Japan
Ōwani-Onsen Station
Ōwani-Onsen Station
Ōwani-Onsen Station (Japan)

Ōwani Station (大鰐駅, Ōwani-eki) of the Kōnan Railway Company and Ōwani-Onsen Station (大鰐温泉駅, Ōwani-Onsen-eki) of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) on the northern Ōu Main Line form an integrated railway station in the town of Ōwani, Minamitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.


Ōwani-Onsen Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, and is located 435.3 km from the starting point of the line at Fukushima.[1] Kōnan Railway's Ōwani Station is the southern terminus of the Kōnan Railway Ōwani Line.

Station layout[edit]

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


1  Ōu Main Line for Hirosaki and Aomori
2, 3  Ōu Main Line for Higashi-Noshiro and Akita
4, 5  Kōnan Railway Ōwani Line for Chūō-Hirosaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

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


The station opened on October 21, 1895 as Ōwani Station (大鰐駅) on the Japanese government railways, the predecessor to the Japanese National Railways (JNR).[1] A footbridge connecting the platforms was completed in 1915, and the station building in 1921.[citation needed]

With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East.[1] On March 16, 1991, it was renamed Ōwani-Onsen Station.[1]

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

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2016, the JR East station was used by an average of 212 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Ōwani Station

Ōwani Station in November 2006
Location34-20 Ōwani Maeda, Ōwani-machi, Minamitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 038-0211
Operated byKonan Testudo logo.jpg Kōnan Railway Company
Line(s) Ōwani Line
OpenedJanuary 26, 1952

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 539. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員(2016年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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