Kakunodate Station

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Kakunodate Station
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Kakunodate Station
Location Obonai Aze Danzaka 68, Semboku, Akita
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tazawako Line
Opened 1921
Passengers (2012) 688 daily

Kakunodate Station (角館駅 Kakunodate-eki?) is a JR East railway station located in Semboku, Akita Prefecture, Japan.


Kakunodate Station is served by the Tazawako Line and the Akita Shinkansen, and is located 58.8 rail km from the terminus of both lines at Morioka Station. It is also a terminus for the Akita Nairiku Jūkan Railway Akita Nairiku Line

Station layout[edit]

Kakunodate Station consists of a single side platform and an island platform serving the JR portion of the station, and a single side platform for the Akita Nairuke Railway. The station building, designed to resemble a samurai residence, was selected to be one of the Hundred Stations of Tohoku.

Platforms (JR)[edit]

1  Tazawako Line for Morioka
1  Akita Shinkansen for Morioka
2  Tazawako Line for Akita
2  Akita Shinkansen for Akita
3  Tazawako Line for bidirectional traffic

Platforms (Akita Nairiku)[edit]

1  Akita Nairiku Line for Takanosu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Akita Shinkansen
Tazawako - Ōmagari
Tazawako Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station
Shōden - Uguisuno
Akita Nairiku
Terminus Rapid Takanosu
Terminus - Ugo-Ōta


Kakunodate Station opened on July 30, 1921 as a station on the Obonai Railway, which was nationalized into the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) the following year. The JGR became Japan National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The Kakunodate Line (which later became the Akita Nairiku Railway) began operation from November 1, 1971.. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987. Services on the Akita Shinkansen began on March 22, 1997.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Samurai residences (buke yashiki)
  • Kakunodate Post Office

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°35′30.2″N 140°34′15.6″E / 39.591722°N 140.571000°E / 39.591722; 140.571000