Hanamaki Station

Hanamaki Station (花巻駅, Hanamaki-eki) is a junction railway station in the city of Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Hanamaki Station

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Hanamaki Station in May 2015
Location1-43-2 Odori, Hanamaki-shi, Iwate-ken 025-0092
Coordinates39°23′37″N 141°06′37″E / 39.393729°N 141.110278°E / 39.393729; 141.110278Coordinates: 39°23′37″N 141°06′37″E / 39.393729°N 141.110278°E / 39.393729; 141.110278
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Distance500.0 km from Tokyo
Platforms1 island + 1 side platform
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi )
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened1 November 1890
FY20183,287 (daily)
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
One-way operation
Tōhoku Main Line
Rapid Aterui
toward Morioka
through to Kamaishi Line Tōhoku Main Line
Rapid Hamayuri
toward Kuroiso
Tōhoku Main Line
toward Morioka
through to Tōhoku Main Line Kamaishi Line
Rapid Hamayuri
toward Kamaishi
Terminus Kamaishi Line
toward Kamaishi
Hanamaki Station is located in Iwate Prefecture
Hanamaki Station
Hanamaki Station
Location within Iwate Prefecture
Hanamaki Station is located in Japan
Hanamaki Station
Hanamaki Station
Hanamaki Station (Japan)


Hanamaki Station is served by the Tōhoku Main Line and the Kamaishi Line. It is located 500.0 kilometers from the starting point of the Tōhoku Main Line at Tokyo Station,[1] and is a terminus for the Kamaishi Line. Hanamaki Station is not a stop of the Tōhoku Shinkansen. The nearest Shinkansen stations are Shin-Hanamaki Station (6.4 km via the Kamaishi Line) and Kitakami Station (12.5 km via the Tohoku Main Line).

Station layoutEdit

Hanamaki Station has an island platform and a single side platform serving three tracks, connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.


1  Tōhoku Main Line for Hizume and Morioka
 Kamaishi Line for Shin-Hanamaki and Kamaishi
2  Tōhoku Main Line for Kitakami, Mizusawa, and Ichinoseki
3  Tōhoku Main Line for Hizume and Morioka


Hanamaki Station opened on 1 November 1890.[1] The Iwate Light Railway (岩手軽便鉄道) (the forerunner of the Kamaishi Line) established its terminus at Hanamaki on 25 October 1913.[1] The two stations were amalgamated on 20 September 1943.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1]

The station building was renovated in 2014 with a style evoking the early 20th-century Taishō period portrayed in works by author Kenji Miyazawa, with work completed on 21 September 2014.[2]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 3,287 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 3,817[4]
2005 3,513[5]
2010 3,281[6]
2013 3,449[7]
2015 3,379[8]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. pp. 411, 490. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ JR東日本、釜石線の花巻駅・新花巻駅をSL列車「SL銀河」のイメージで改修! [JR East renovates Hanami and Shin-Hanamaki Stations on the Kamaishi Line with "SL Ginga" motif]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2018年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2018)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  8. ^ 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hanamaki Station at Wikimedia Commons