Wakinosawa Station

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Wakinosawa Station in August 2009
Location Yonezaki-cho Wakinosawa 123, Rikuzentakata, Iwate
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Ōfunato Line
Opened 1933

Wakinosawa Station (脇ノ沢駅 Wakinosawa-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as most of the structures in the surrounding area, was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and has now been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line.


Wakinosawa Station was served by the Ōfunato Line, and is located 88.3 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Ichinoseki Station.

Station layout[edit]

Wakinosawa Station had a single side platform, serving traffic in both directions. The station was unattended.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ōfunato Line
Rikuzen-Takata - Otomo


Wakinosawa Station opened on 15 December 1933. On 23 May 1960, a tsunami caused by the Great Chilean earthquake submerged both this station and neighbouring Otomo 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]

  • Fumon-in temple

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°00′24″N 141°39′26″E / 39.006563°N 141.65725°E / 39.006563; 141.65725