Higashi-Kanazawa Station

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Higashi-Kanazawa Station
Jrw higashikanazawa west.jpg
The station exterior
Location Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Operated by IR Ishikawa Railway
Line(s) IR Ishikawa Railway Line
Opened 1933

Higashi-Kanazawa Station (東金沢駅?, Higashi-Kanazawa-eki, lit. "East Kanazawa Station") is a railway station on the IR Ishikawa Railway Line in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operator IR Ishikawa Railway.


Higashi-Kanazawa Station is served by the 17.8 km IR Ishikawa Railway Line between Kanazawa and Kurikara, and lies 2.6 km east of Kanazawa. Through trains to and from the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line and JR West Nanao Line also operate over this line.


The station consists of an island platform serving two tracks, with entrances on the east and west sides.


1  IR Ishikawa Railway Line for Kanazawa
2  IR Ishikawa Railway Line for Toyama
 Nanao Line for Nanao

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
IR Ishikawa Railway Line
Ainokaze Liner: Does not stop at this station
Kanazawa Local Morimoto


The station opened on 1 August 1933. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. From 14 March 2015, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, local passenger operations over sections of the Hokuriku Main Line running roughly parallel to the new shinkansen line were reassigned to different third-sector railway operating companies.[1] From this date, Higashi-Kanazawa Station was transferred to the ownership of the third-sector operating company IR Ishikawa Railway.


  1. ^ しなの鉄道(株)、えちごトキめき鉄道(株)、あいの風とやま鉄道(株)及びIRいしかわ鉄道(株)申請の第一種鉄道事業許可について [Details of railway business approval for Shinano Railway, Echigo Tokimeki Railway Company, Ainokaze Toyama Railway, and IR Ishikawa Railway]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 36°35′37″N 136°40′11″E / 36.5937°N 136.6697°E / 36.5937; 136.6697