Mito Station (Ibaraki)

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Mito Station
Mito (Ibaraki) station.jpg
Mito Station South entrance, May 2012
Prefecture Ibaraki
(See other stations in Ibaraki)
City Mito
Neighborhood 1-1-1 Miyamachi
Postal code 310-0015
Address in Japanese 茨城県水戸市宮町1-1-1
Opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo
Line(s) Jōban Line
Suigun Line
Statistics 28,783 (JR Lines) passengers/day (FY2014)
Bus Medium bus terminal at this station

Mito Station (水戸駅 Mito-eki?) is a railway station in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo.[1]


Mito Station is served by the JR East Jōban Line and Suigun Line, and also by the Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line. It is located is located 115.3 km from the official starting point of the Jōban Line at Nippori Station and is a terminus of the Suigun Line and of the Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line.

Station layout[edit]

Mito Station north entrance, October 2008

The station consists of four island platforms serving eight tracks.

The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and a "View Plaza" travel agency.[1]


1/2  Suigun Line for Kami-Sugaya, Hitachi-Ōta, Hitachi-Daigo, and Kōriyama
3/4  Jōban Line for Hitachi, Takahagi, Iwaki, and Sendai
5/6  Jōban Line and Mito Line for Tomobe, Tsuchiura, Ueno, Kasama, Shimodate, and Oyama
7  Jōban Line (Limited express) for Tomobe, Tsuchiura, Kashiwa, and Ueno
8  Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line for Ōarai, Shin-Hokota, and Kashima-Jingu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Jōban Line
Mito Line
Akatsuka - Katsuta
Suigun Line
Terminus - Hitachi-Aoyagi
Ōarai-Kashima Line
Terminus - Higashi-Mito


Mito station opened on the Mito Line on 16 January 1889.[2] The Suigun Line opened on 16 November 1897. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. A new station building was completed in July 1994.

The Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Ōarai-Kashima Line opened on 14 March 1985.

Passenger statistics[edit]

The JR East station was used by 28,782 passengers in fiscal 2014 (boarding passengers only).[3]

The passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1913 807[2]
1960 27,589[2]
1971 31,085[2]
1984 31,976[2]
2000 30,421[4]
2005 29,216[5]
2010 27,109[6]
2014 28,782[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

North exit[edit]

South exit[edit]

  • Mito City Office
  • The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki


  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(水戸駅) [Station Information (Mito Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 480. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°22′16″N 140°28′41″E / 36.3711°N 140.4780°E / 36.3711; 140.4780