Mizusawa Station

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Mizusawa Station
Mizusawa Station, March 2007
Location Mizusawa-ku, 1-9-1 Higashidori, Ōshū, Iwate
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tōhoku Main Line
Opened 1890
Passengers (FY2012) 1979 daily
Wind chimes at the Mizusawa Station platform

Mizusawa Station (水沢駅 Mizusawa-eki?) is a railway station on the Tōhoku Main Line in Ōshū, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Mizusawa Station is served by the Tōhoku Main Line, and is located 470.1 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

Mizusawa Station has an island platform and a single side platform, connected to the station building by an overhead passage. The station is staffed and has a Green Window ticket counter. The station is noted for the numerous nambu furin (wind chimes), and the station is listed as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.[1]


1, 2  Tōhoku Main Line for Kitakami and Morioka
3  Tōhoku Main Line for Hiraizumi and Ichinoseki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōhoku Main Line
Rikuchū-Orii - Kanegasaki


Mizusawa station opened on 1 November 1890.[2] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ "100 Soundscapes of Japan". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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Coordinates: 39°08′21″N 141°08′46″E / 39.1392°N 141.1462°E / 39.1392; 141.1462