Okazaki Station

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Okazaki Station
JRC tokaido main line Okazaki station 01.jpg
West gate of Okazaki Station
Location Hane-cho
Operated by
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station code 01 (Aichi Loop Line)
Opened 1888
Passengers (2006) 16,081 (JR)
3,587 (Aichi Loop Line) daily

Okazaki Station (岡崎駅 Okazaki-eki?) is an interchange railway station in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on the Tōkaidō Main Line, and a terminus of the Aichi Loop Railway’s Aichi Loop Line. It is located 325.9 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. It is operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).


Okazaki Station was opened June 16, 1891 when the section of the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) line connecting Hamamatsu with Obu was completed. This line was named Tōkaidō Line in 1895, and the Tōkaidō Main Line in 1909. The Nishio Railway began operations to Okazaki Station from October 30, 1911 (later taken over by Meitetsu, operations were discontinued in 1943). In 1930, the first bus system operated by the national government began operations from Okazaki Station. After World War II, the JGR became the Japan National Railway (JNR). A portion of the former Nishio Line was reopened on December 1951 as the "Fukuoka Line", which operated to June 1962. The JNR Okata Line (the forerunner of the Aichi Loop Line) began freight operations in October 1970 and passenger operations in April 1976. However, all freight operations from Okazaki Station were discontinued in January 1984 and small parcel operations from November 1986. With the privatization and dissolution of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of the Central Japan Railway Company. A new elevated station building was completed in October 1990.



Okazaki Station consists of two island platforms serving 4 tracks, and a side platform with one track. It shared facilities for the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Aichi Loop Line.

0  Aichi Loop Line Shin-Toyota, Kozoji
1  Tōkaidō Main Line Toyohashi, Hamamatsu
 Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu, Nagoya
2  Tōkaidō Main Line Toyohashi, Hamamatsu
3  Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu, Nagoya
4  Tōkaidō Main Line Ōbu, Nagoya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Aichi Loop Line
Terminus - Mutsuna
Tōkaidō Main Line
Gamagori   Special Rapid   Anjō
Kōda   New Rapid   Anjō
Kōda   Rapid   Anjō
Kōda   Sectional Rapid   Anjō
Aimi   Local   Nishi-Okazaki


  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1.(Japanese)

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Coordinates: 34°55′32″N 137°09′26″E / 34.9255953°N 137.1573114°E / 34.9255953; 137.1573114