The station was opened on 15 October 1904 by the private Hokkaido Railway as an intermediate station during a phase of expansion when its track from Hakodate to Neppu was extended to link up with stretches of track further north to provide through traffic from Hakodate to Otaru. After the Hokkaido Railway was nationalized on 1 July 1907, Japanese Government Railways (JGR) took over control of the station. On 12 October 1909 the station became part of the Hakodate Main Line. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, control of the station passed to JR Hokkaido.
^"JR北海道のおもな駅" [JR Hokkaido Main Stations]. JR Hokkaido. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
^ abIshino, 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. 811. ISBN4533029809.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)