Yamashita Station (Miyagi)

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Yamashita Station
JRE Yamashita New Sta 160619.jpg
The rebuilt elevated station in June 2016
Location Yamadera, Yamamoto-cho, Watari-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-2111
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Joban Line
Distance 325.7 km from Nippori
Platforms 1 side platform + 1 island platform
Other information
Status Operation suspended since March 2011
Opened May 10, 1949
Rebuilt 2016
Yamashita Station is located in Japan
Yamashita Station
Yamashita Station
Location within Japan

Yamashita Station (山下駅 Yamashita-eki?) is a railway station on the Joban Line in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It has been closed since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, when the station building was severely damaged. It is scheduled to reopen at a new location in December 2016.


Yamashita Station is served by the Joban Line, and is located 325.7 kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Nippori Station in Tokyo.

Station layout[edit]

Yamashita Station had a single island platform and a side platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station had a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Joban Line
Sakamoto Local Hamayoshida


Yamashita Station opened on May 10, 1949. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987.

Services on the Joban Line between Hamayoshida Station and Soma Station have been suspended due to damage caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. The station is scheduled to reopen at a new location further inland on 10 December 2016.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Yamamoto town hall

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 常磐線 相馬~浜吉田間の運転再開について [Reopening of Joban Line between Soma and Hamayoshida]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 30 September 2016. Archived from the original on 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 37°58′03″N 140°54′02″E / 37.96750°N 140.90056°E / 37.96750; 140.90056