Hanamaki Station

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Hanamaki Station
Hanamaki sta01s3200.jpg
Hanamaki Station, August 2007
Prefecture Iwate
(See other stations in Iwate)
City Hanamaki
Neighborhood 1-43-2 Odori
Postal code 025-0092
Address in Japanese 岩手県花巻市大通り一丁目1-43-2
Opened 1890
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Tohoku Main Line
Kamaishi Line
Statistics 3,449 passengers/day (FY2012)

Hanamaki Station (花巻駅 Hanamaki-eki?) is a railway station on the Tohoku Main Line in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Hanamaki Station is served by the Tohoku Main Line and the Kamaishi Line. It is located 500.0 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Tohoku Main Line at Tokyo Station, and is a terminus for the Kamaishi Line. Hanamaki Station is not a stop of the Tohoku Shinkansen. The nearest Shinkansen stations are Shin-Hanamaki Station (6.4 km via the Kamaishi Line) and Kitakami Station (12.5 km via the Tohoku Main Line).

Station layout[edit]

Hanamaki Station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.


1  Tohoku Main Line for Hizume and Morioka
 Kamaishi Line for Shin-Hanamaki and Kamaishi
2  Tohoku Main Line for Kitakami, Mizusawa, and Ichinoseki
3  Tohoku Main Line for Hizume and Morioka

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Main Line
Shin-Hanamaki Rapid Hamayuri Yahaba
Murasakino - Hanamaki-Kūkō
Kamaishi Line
Yahaba Rapid Hamayuri Shin-Hanamaki
Terminus Local Nitanai


Hanamaki Station opened on 1 November 1890.[1] The Iwate Light Railway (岩手軽便鉄道?) (the forerunner of the Kamaishi Line) established its terminus at Hanamaki on 25 October 1913.[1] The two stations were amalgamated on 20 September 1943.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1]

The station building was renovated in 2014 with a style evoking the early 20th-century Taisho period portrayed in works by author Kenji Miyazawa, with work completed on 21 September 2014.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 3,449 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 3,817[4]
2005 3,513[5]
2010 3,281[6]
2013 3,449[3]

Surrounding area[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] II. Japan: JTB. p. 411, 490. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ "JR東日本、釜石線の花巻駅・新花巻駅をSL列車「SL銀河」のイメージで改修!" [JR East renovates Hanami and Shin-Hanamaki Stations on the Kamaishi Line with "SL Ginga" motif]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°23′37″N 141°06′37″E / 39.393729°N 141.110278°E / 39.393729; 141.110278