Kurikara Station

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Kurikara Station

Kurikara Station in September 2018
Location150 Kariyasu, Tsubata-machi, Kahoku-gun, Ishikawa-ken 929-0416
Coordinates36°40′21″N 136°47′29″E / 36.6726°N 136.7914°E / 36.6726; 136.7914Coordinates: 36°40′21″N 136°47′29″E / 36.6726°N 136.7914°E / 36.6726; 136.7914
Operated by
Distance17.8 km from Kanazawa
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened15 June 1909
Passengers (FY2015)225
Kurikara Station is located in Japan
Kurikara Station
Kurikara Station
Location within Japan

Kurikara Station (倶利伽羅駅, Kurikara-eki) is a railway station in the town of Tsubata, Kahoku District, Ishikawa, Japan, jointly operated by the third-sector railway operator IR Ishikawa Railway and the Ainokaze Toyama Railway.


Kurikara Station is served by the 17.8 km IR Ishikawa Railway Line from Kanazawa, and is also a terminal station for the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line. The station is 194.4 kilometers from Maebara.



The station has an island platform serving two tracks. The platform is connected to the station building on the south side by a footbridge. The station is unattended.


1  IR Ishikawa Railway Line for Kanazawa
2  Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line for Takaoka and Toyama

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
IR Ishikawa Railway Line
Ainokaze Liner: Does not stop at this station
Tsubata   Local   Isurugi


Kurikara Station opened on 15 June 1909.[1] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[1]

From 14 March 2015, with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, local passenger operations over sections of the Hokuriku Main Line running roughly parallel to the new shinkansen line were reassigned to different third-sector railway operating companies.[2] From this date, Kurikara Station became a boundary station between the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line of Toyama Prefecture to the west and the IR Ishikawa Railway Line of Ishikawa Prefecture to the east.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kariyasu Elementary School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 138. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ a b しなの鉄道(株)、えちごトキめき鉄道(株)、あいの風とやま鉄道(株)及びIRいしかわ鉄道(株)申請の第一種鉄道事業許可について [Details of railway business approval for Shinano Railway, Echigo Tokimeki Railway Company, Ainokaze Toyama Railway, and IR Ishikawa Railway]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.

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