Morimoto Station

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Morimoto Station
Morimoto station-20100306.jpg
Location 61-2 Ro, Mirokumachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Operated by IR Ishikawa Railway
Line(s) IR Ishikawa Railway Line
Opened 1911

Morimoto Station (森本駅?, Morimoto-eki) is a railway station on the IR Ishikawa Railway Line in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operator IR Ishikawa Railway.


Morimoto Station is served by the 17.8 km IR Ishikawa Railway Line between Kanazawa and Kurikara, and lies 5.4 km east of Kanazawa. Through trains to and from the Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line and JR West Nanao Line also operate over this line.


The station consists of a side platform (platform 1) and island platform (platforms 2 and 3) serving a total of three tracks, with the station building located above the platforms.

Adjacent stations[edit]

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


The station opened on 1 November 1911. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. 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.[1] From this date, Morimoto Station was transferred to the ownership of the third-sector operating company IR Ishikawa Railway.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • National Route 359
  • Kanazawa Koyo High School
  • Ishikawa Prefectural School for Students with Special Needs


  1. ^ 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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Coordinates: 36°36′44″N 136°41′22″E / 36.6122°N 136.6894°E / 36.6122; 136.6894