Hachinohe Station

Hachinohe Station (八戸駅, Hachinohe-eki) is a railway station operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan.

Hachinohe Station

Tōhoku Shinkansen / Regional rail station
八戸駅 - panoramio (8).jpg
The east entrance of Hachinohe Station in July 2013
General information
LocationShiriuchi, Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture 039-1101
Coordinates40°30′34″N 141°25′51″E / 40.509394°N 141.430736°E / 40.509394; 141.430736
Operated by
Platforms1 side + 4 island platforms
ConnectionsBus interchange Bus station
Structure typeElevated
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened1 September 1891; 131 years ago (1891-09-01)
Previous namesShiriuchi (until 1971)
FY20154,491 daily (JR East portion only)
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
towards Tokyo
Tōhoku Shinkansen Shichinohe-Towada
towards Shin-Aomori
towards Morioka
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Terminus Hachinohe Line Naganawashiro
towards Kuji
Preceding station Aoimori Logo.png Aoimori Railway Following station
Terminus Shimokita Shimoda
towards Noheji
towards Metoki
Aoimori Railway Line Mutsu-Ichikawa
towards Aomori
Hachinohe Station is located in Aomori Prefecture
Hachinohe Station
Hachinohe Station
Location within Aomori Prefecture
Hachinohe Station is located in Japan
Hachinohe Station
Hachinohe Station
Hachinohe Station (Japan)
An E2 Series Shinkansen at Hachinohe Station, January 2003


Hachinohe Station is served by the high-speed Tōhoku Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori, and forms the starting point of the Hachinohe Line to Kuji. Local services are operated by the third sector Aoimori Railway on the section of the former JR Tōhoku Main Line between Metoki and Aomori. It is one of six principal stations served by the Aoimori Railway Line[1] and is the easternmost high-speed Shinkansen railway station in Japan.

Station layoutEdit

Hachinohe is an elevated station with one side platform and two island platforms serving five tracks for regular services, and two island platforms serving four tracks for Tōhoku Shinkansen services. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Hachinohe Line for Hon-Hachinohe, Same, Taneichi, and Kuji
2  Hachinohe Line for Hon-Hachinohe, Same, Taneichi, and Kuji
 Aoimori Railway Line for Sannohe, Ninohe, and Morioka
Misawa, Noheji, and Aomori
3-5  Aoimori Railway Line for Sannohe, Ninohe, and Morioka
Misawa, Noheji, and Aomori
11/12  Tohoku Shinkansen for Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo
13/14  Tohoku Shinkansen for Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto


The station began operation as Shiriuchi Station (尻内駅) on the Nippon Railway on September 1, 1891.[2] Initially, the construction of a railroad close to the coast was opposed by the Imperial Japanese Army for defensive purposes, so the station was constructed at a considerable distance inland from the town center.[citation needed] The Hachinohe Line began operations on January 4, 1894, from Hachinohe Station. The Nippon Railway was nationalized on November 1, 1906, and Shiriuchi Station became a station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), which became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. From 1929 to 1969, the now-defunct Nambu Railway also had its terminus at Shiriuchi Station. On April 1, 1971, Shiriuchi Station was renamed Hachinohe Station. The station previously named Hachinohe Station was renamed Hon-Hachinohe Station.[2] Freight operations were transferred to the Hachinohe Freight Terminal later that year and were discontinued completely from 1986.[citation needed] With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East.[2]

A new station building was opened on July 1, 2002, and Tōhoku Shinkansen services began operation from December 12, 2002, with operations of the Tōhoku Main Line from Hachinohe to the border of Iwate Prefecture transferred to the new Aoimori Railway. Following the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension to Shin-Aomori on December 4, 2010, all Tōhoku Main Line local services through the station were transferred to the Aoimori Railway.

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2015, the JR East portion of the station was used by an average of 4,491 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Connecting bus routesEdit

Route busesEdit

Highway busesEdit

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Hachinohe Station building "Umineko plaza"
    • Hotel Mets Hachinohe
  • Hachinohe area stockbroker Sangho Shinko center "Yutori"
    • Hachinohe-Ekimae post office
  • Hachinohe Red Cross hospital
  • Flat Hachinohe (indoor ice arena)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Aoimori Railway Line Route and Fares" (pdf). September 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Vol. II. Japan: JTB. pp. 416–417. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "八戸・十和田・七戸/三沢・野辺地・むつ 〔シリウス号/しもきた号〕 | 高速バス | 国際興業バス". 5931bus.com (in Japanese). Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  5. ^ えんぶり号 - 弘南バス株式会社. www.konanbus.com (in Japanese). Konan Bus. Co.Ltd. Retrieved 2016-02-07.

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