Shishiori-Karakuwa Station

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Shishiori-Karakuwa Station in July 2009
Location Kamihigashigawa 2, Kesennuma, Miyagi
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ōfunato Line
Opened 1932
Previous names Shishiori (until 1985)
Shishiori-Karakuwa Station after the 2011 Tsunami

Shishiori-Karakuwa Station (鹿折唐桑駅 Shishiori-Karakuwa-eki?) was a JR East railway station located in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The station was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and has now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Shishiori-Karakuwa Station was served by the Ōfunato Line, and is located 64.2 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ichinoseki Station.

Station layout[edit]

Shishiori-Karakuwa Station had a single side platform serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōfunato Line
Kesennuma - Kami-Shishiori


Shishiori-Karakuwa Station opened on 19 March 1932 as Shishiori Station (鹿折駅?, Shishiori eki). It was renamed to its present name on 1 November 1986. 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 completely destroyed by the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Kesennuma Shishiori Elementary School
  • Kesennuma Shishiori Middle School
  • Kesennuma Shishiori Post Office

External links[edit]

Media related to Shishiori-Karakuwa Station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°54′56″N 141°34′46″E / 38.915498°N 141.579556°E / 38.915498; 141.579556