Kitakami Station

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The east side of Kitakami Station in August 2007
Location 1-1-2 Odori, Kitakami-shi, Iwate-ken
Operated by JR East
Distance 487.5 km from Tokyo
Opened 1 November 1890
Previous names Kurozawajiri (until 1954)
Passengers (FY2012) 3,747 daily
Kitakami is located in Japan
Location within Japan

Kitakami Station (北上駅 Kitakami-eki?) is a railway station in Kitakami, Iwate, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Kitakami Station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, and also by local services on the Tōhoku Main Line and Kitakami Line. It is located 487.5 kilometers from the starting point of the Tōhoku Shinkansen and Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station and is a terminus for the Kitakami Line.

Station layout[edit]

The shinkansen platforms in September 2009

Kitakami Station has an island platform and a single side platform. However, the side platform is cut, forming a partial bay platform, so that the platform effectively serves two tracks. The Tōhoku Shinkansen portion of the station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks. All of the platforms are elevated. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


0  Kitakami Line for Hottoyuda and Yokote
 Tohoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)
1  Kitakami Line for Hotto-Yuda and Yokoke
 Tohoku Main Line for Morioka, Yahaba, and Morioka (starting trains only)
for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki (starting trains only)
2  Tohoku Main Line for Hanamaki, Yahaba, and Morioka
3  Tohoku Main Line for Mizusawa, Hiraizumi, and Ichinoseki
11  Tohoku Shinkansen spare platform
12  Tohoku Shinkansen for Morioka, Shin-Aomori, and Akita
13  Tohoku Shinkansen for Sendai, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Shinkansen
  Hayabusa[* 1]
Hayate[* 2]
Mizusawa-Esashi   Yamabiko   Shin-Hanamaki
Tohoku Main Line
Rokuhara - Murasakino
Kitakami Line
Terminus - Yanagihara
  1. ^ Most Hayabusa services pass non-stop through this station.
  2. ^ Some Hayate services pass non-stop through this station.


The station opened on 1 November 1890[1] as Kurozawajiri Station (黒沢尻駅?). It was renamed to its present name on 10 November 1954.[citation needed] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. Services on the Tōhoku Shinkansen commenced 30 March 1996.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kitakami City Hall
  • Hotel Mets Kitakami
  • Kitakami Post office
  • Hotel CityPlaza Kitakami

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 100. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°16′56″N 141°07′20″E / 39.282198°N 141.122346°E / 39.282198; 141.122346