Ninohe Station

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Ninohe Station
Ninohe Station west entrance in July 2011
Location Ishikiridokoro, Ninohe-shi, Iwate-ken 028-6103
Coordinates 40°15′36″N 141°17′09″E / 40.259879°N 141.285725°E / 40.259879; 141.285725Coordinates: 40°15′36″N 141°17′09″E / 40.259879°N 141.285725°E / 40.259879; 141.285725
Operated by
Distance 601.0 km from Tokyo
Platforms 3 side + 1 island platform
Tracks 5
Structure type elevated
Other information
Status Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Website Official website
Opened 20 December 1891.
Previous names
  • Fukuoka (until 1921)
  • Kita-Fukuoka (until 1987)
Passengers (FY2016) 772 daily (JR East)
669 daily (Iwate Ginga Railway)
Ninohe Station is located in Japan
Ninohe Station
Ninohe Station
Location within Japan

Ninohe Station (二戸駅, Ninohe-eki) is a railway station in the city of Ninohe, Iwate, Japan, operated by JR East for the Tohoku Shinkansen and the third-sector railway operator Iwate Ginga Railway Company for local services.


Ninohe Station is served by the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, and is 601.0 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Tokyo Station. It is also a station on the Iwate Ginga Railway Line, and is 70.8 kilometers from the terminus of that line at Morioka Station.

Station layout[edit]

The JR East Ninohe Station has two elevated opposed side platforms, with the station building located underneath. The platforms have chest-high platform edge doors, and the tracks are covered with a roof to form a snow shelter. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

The adjacent Iwate Ginga Railway Station has a ground level island platform and a single side platform connected to the three-story station building by an overhead crossing. The station is staffed.


1  Tohoku Shinkansen for Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo
2  Tohoku Shinkansen for Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori

1  Iwate Ginga Railway Line for Ichinohe, and Morioka
2  Iwate Ginga Railway Line (passing loop)
3  Iwate Ginga Railway Line for Sannohe and Hachinohe

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Shinkansen
Iwate-Numakunai   Hayabusa
Iwate Ginga Railway Line
Ichinohe - Tomai

Some Shinkansen trains pass this station.

Connecting bus routes[edit]


The station opened on 20 December 1891 as Fukuoka Station (福岡駅).[1] It was renamed Kita-Fukuoka Station (北福岡駅) on 1 June 1921, and Ninohe Station on 1 February 1987.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987,[1] and was transferred to the Iwate Ginga Railway on 1 September 2002. Services on the Tohoku Shinkansen commenced 1 December 2002.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 772 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]The Iwate Ginga Railway portion of the station was used by an average of 869 passengers daily.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • JR Bus Tōhoku Ninohe Bus office
  • Ninohe Police station
  • Ninohe City office Ishikiri branch office
  • Ninohe Post office
  • Iwate prefectural Fukuoka industry senior high school

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 415. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  3. ^ 平成27年度 駅別乗降人員(1日平均) [Fiscal 2015 Station passenger figures (daily average)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Iwate Galaxy Railway Company. 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-08-04. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 

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