Yamakita Station

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Yamakita Station
Yamakita Station forecourt, June 2014
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
District Ashigarakami
Town Yamakita
Neighborhood Yamakita
Postal code 258-0113
Address in Japanese 神奈川県足柄上郡山北町山北
Opened 1889
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Line(s) Gotemba Line
Statistics 806 passengers/day (FY2006)
Bus Small bus terminal at this station

Yamakita Station (山北駅 Yamakita-eki?) is a railway station on the Gotemba Line in south-east Yamakita, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).


Yamakita Station is served by the Gotemba Line.

Station layout[edit]

Yamakita Station was built with two island platforms, but now has only a single island platform. A set of tracks outside the southern track is used for parking trains at night, when not in use. The station is manned during daylight hours. A JNR Class D52 steam locomotive is preserved in a park near the station.


1  Gotemba Line for Matsuda and Kōzu
2  Gotemba Line for Gotemba, Susono, and Numazu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Gotemba Line
Higashi-Yamakita Local Yaga


Yamakita Station opened on February 1, 1889 on the Japanese National Railways (JNR) line linking Kōzu Station and Shizuoka Station. The steep gradient of the line in this area necessitated the use of bank engines, and Yamakita Station developed as a center for the maintenance and refueling of these engines. It was designated a station of the Tōkaidō Main Line on November 12, 1909. However, with the opening of the Tanna Tunnel and the development of more powerful steam locomotives, Yamakita Station gradually decreased in importance. It was designated a station on the Gotemba Line from December 1, 1934. The Yamakita Locomotive Depot was abolished on May 15, 1943. Freight services were discontinued on March 31, 1979 and small parcel services from February 1, 1984. On April 1, 1987 along with privatization and division of JNR, the station came under control of JR Central.


  • Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 

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Coordinates: 35°21′38.63″N 139°4′47.86″E / 35.3607306°N 139.0799611°E / 35.3607306; 139.0799611