Minami-Kesennuma Station

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Minami-Kesennuma (City Hospital)
南気仙沼 (市立病院入口)
Minami-Kesennuma BRT bus stop in September 2012
Location Nakamachi 2-6-1, Kesennuma, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Kesennuma Line
Opened 1957
Passengers (FY 2010) 210 daily
Minami-Kesennuma Station in April 2005
Minami-Kesennuma after the 2011 earthquake

Minami-Kesennuma Station (南気仙沼駅 Minami-Kesennuma-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and services have now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Minami-Kesennuma Station was served by the Kesennuma Line, and was located 68.3 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station.

Station layout[edit]

Minami-Kesennuma Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kesennuma Line
Matsuiwa - Fudōnosawa


Minami-Kesennuma Station opened on 11 February 1957. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. The station was "swept away" save for its platform by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami;[1] Services have now been replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kesennuma Fish Market
  • Kesennuma Port
  • Kesennuma Shark Museum
  • Kesennuma City Hospital


  1. ^ Akiyama, Hironari; Ishibashi, Takeharu (2011-03-13). "Kesennuma described as 'hellish sight' ". Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 2011-03-16. Archived from the original on 2011-03-16.

External links[edit]

Media related to Minami-Kesennuma Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°53′41″N 141°34′37″E / 38.894794°N 141.576889°E / 38.894794; 141.576889