Otomo Station

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Otomo Station in October 2010
Location Otomo-cho Shimonitta 15, Rikuzentakata, Iwate
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ōfunato Line
Opened 1933
Passengers (FY2010) 102 daily

Otomo Station (小友駅 Otomo-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The station, as well as most of the structures in the surrounding area, was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and has now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Otomo Station was served by the Ōfunato Line, and is located 92.8 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ichinoseki Station.

Station layout[edit]

Otomo Station had two opposed side platforms, connected to the station building by a level crossing. The station was unattended.


1  Ōfunato Line for Ichinoseki and Kesennuma
2  Ōfunato Line for Sakari

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōfunato Line
Wakinosawa - Hosoura


Otomo Station opened on 15 December 1933. On 23 May 1960, a tsunami caused by the Great Chilean earthquake submerged both this station and neighbouring Wakinosawa Station, making the line temporarily impassable until the water is removed. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. The station was one of six stations on the Ōfunato Line destroyed by the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Surrounding area[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°59′21″N 141°41′59″E / 38.989264°N 141.699639°E / 38.989264; 141.699639