Ishinomaki Station

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Ishinomaki Station
Ishinomaki Sta Entrance.jpg
Ishinomaki Station entrance, May 2009
Location Isenba, Ishinomaki, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Opened 1912
Passengers (FY2012) 2,077 daily

Ishinomaki Station (石巻駅 Ishinomaki-eki?) is a railway station in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Ishinomaki Station is served by both the Ishinomaki Line and the Senseki Line (of which it is a terminal station). It is located 27.9 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Ishinomaki Line at Kogota Station and 49.0 rail kilometers from the opposing terminus of the Senseki Line at Aoba-dōri Station.

Station layout[edit]

Ishinomaki Station has one bay platform for the Senseki Line with two bays, and a side platform and an island platform for the Ishinomaki Line. The platforms are connected by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.


1,2  Senseki Line for Rikuzen-Ono
for Yamoto
3  Ishinomaki Line for Maeyachi, Kogota, and Sendai
4,5  Ishinomaki Line for Onagawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ishinomaki Line
Sobanokami   Local   Rikuzen-Inai
Senseki Line
Rikuzen-Yamashita   Local   Terminus


The Senseki Line station in April 1990

Ishinomaki Station opened on October 28, 1912 on what would become the Ishinomaki Line. On November 22, 1928, Miyaden-Ishinomaki Station (宮電石巻駅?) opened, served by the Miyagi Electric Railway (the present-day Senseki Line). On May 1, 1944, the Miyagi Electric Railway was nationalized and Miyaden-Ishinomaki Station was renamed Ishinomaki Station, resulting in two nearby stations both named Ishinomaki Station. On July 21, 1990, the Senseki Line and Ishinomaki Line were joined together at a single Ishinomaki Station.

Surrounding area[edit]

Ishinomaki Station in May 2009

The station and surrounding streets known as "Manga Road" are adorned with statues of characters created by Shotaro Ishinomori. The entrance to the station features characters from Cyborg 009 and Kamen Rider.

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Coordinates: 38°26′07″N 141°18′13″E / 38.435384°N 141.303639°E / 38.435384; 141.303639