Kariya Station

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Kariya Station
140112 Kariya Station Kariya Aich pref Japan02s3.jpg
The north entrance of Kariya Station
Location 1-55 Sakuramachi, Kariya-shi, Aichi-ken
Operated by
Connections Bus terminal
Opened 1888
Passengers (FY2008) 28,297 (JR)
19,679 (Meitetsu) daily
Kariya Station is located in Japan
Kariya Station
Kariya Station
Location within Japan

Kariya Station (刈谷駅?, Kariya-eki) is a railway station in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and the private railway operator Meitetsu.


Kariya Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Meitetsu Mikawa Line. It lies 341.6 kilometers from Tokyo on the Tōkaidō Main Line, and 3.6 kilometers from Chiryū on the Mikawa Line.


Kariya Station track diagram.
Black: JR Central Tōkaidō Main Line
Red: Meitetsu Mikawa Line


The station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks.

1-2  Tōkaidō Main Line for Okazaki and Toyohashi
3-4  Tōkaidō Main Line for Ōbu and Nagoya


The Meitetsu platform

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks.

1  Mikawa Line for Chiryū
2  Mikawa Line for Mikawa Takahama and Hekinan

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Mikawa Line
Shigehara - Kariyashi
Tōkaidō Main Line
Anjō   Special Rapid   Kanayama
Anjō   New Rapid   Ōbu
Anjō   Rapid   Ōbu
Anjō   Semi Rapid   Ōbu
Noda-Shinmachi   Local   Aizuma


Kariya Station circa 1921

Kariya Station opened on September 1, 1888, when the section of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) connecting Hamamatsu Station with Ōbu Station was completed. This line was named the Tōkaidō Line in 1895 and the Tōkaidō Main Line in 1909. On February 5, 1914, the privately owned Mikawa Railway built a station for the Mikawa Line adjacent to this station, and named it Kariya-shin Station (刈谷新駅?). The two stations were merged on February 10, 1927. The Mikawa Railway became part of Meitetsu in 1941, and the JGR became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. All freight operations were shifted to the nearby Kariya Container Center in 1986. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR Central.

See also[edit]


  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°59′28″N 137°00′32″E / 34.9911736°N 137.0088887°E / 34.9911736; 137.0088887