Iwafune Station

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Iwafune Station
JR East Ryomo line Iwafune Station.jpg
Iwafune Station, May 2008
Location Iwafune-machi Shizu, Tochigi, Tochigi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ryōmō Line
Opened 1889
Previous names Iwafune (岩船) (until 1902)
Passengers (FY2011) 568 daily

Iwafune Station (岩舟駅 Iwafune-eki?) is a railway station on the Ryōmō Line in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Iwafune Station is served by the Ryōmō Line, and is located 19.3 km from the terminus of the line at Oyama Station.

Station layout[edit]

Iwafune Station has a single Island platform and a single side platform connected to the station building by an overhead passageway. The station is unattended.


1  Ryōmō Line for Tochigi for Oyama
2, 3  Ryōmō Line for Sano, and Takasaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ryōmō Line
Ōhirashita - Sano


Iwafune Station was opened on 10 October 1898 as Iwafune Station (岩船駅 Iwafune-eki?). It was renamed to its present kanji spelling on 1 March 1902. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Iwafune Post Office
  • Iwafune Geological Museum

Film setting[edit]

In the film 5 Centimeters Per Second Takaki and Akari see each other for the last time at this station.

See also[edit]


  • Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 459. ISBN 4533029809. 

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Coordinates: 36°19′36″N 139°39′28″E / 36.326725°N 139.657714°E / 36.326725; 139.657714