Iwafune Station

Iwafune Station (岩舟駅, Iwafune-eki) is a railway station on the Ryōmō Line in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Iwafune Station

岩舟駅
JR East Ryomo line Iwafune Station.jpg
Iwafune Station, May 2008
LocationIwafune-machi Shizu, Tochigi, Tochigi
(栃木県栃木市岩舟静)
Japan
Operated byJR East
Line(s)Ryōmō Line
History
Opened1889
Previous namesIwafune (岩船) (until 1902)
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011)568 daily

LinesEdit

Iwafune Station is served by the Ryōmō Line, and is located 19.3 km from the terminus of the line at Oyama Station.

Station layoutEdit

Iwafune Station has a single Island platform and a single side platform connected to the station building by an overhead passageway. The station is unattended.

PlatformsEdit

1  Ryōmō Line for Tochigi for Oyama
2, 3  Ryōmō Line for Sano, and Takasaki

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Ryōmō Line
Ōhirashita - Sano

HistoryEdit

Iwafune Station was opened on 10 October 1898 as Iwafune Station (岩船駅, Iwafune-eki). It was renamed to its present kanji spelling on 1 March 1902. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Iwafune Post Office
  • Iwafune Geological Museum

Film settingEdit

In the 2007 animated film 5 Centimeters per Second, Takaki and Akari see each other for the last time at this station in 4 March 1995. Twelve years later, Akari departs from this station for her wedding in Tokyo. In the manga adaption of the film, Takaki also visits this station with his girlfriend in 2007.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 459. ISBN 4533029809.

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Coordinates: 36°19′36″N 139°39′28″E / 36.326725°N 139.657714°E / 36.326725; 139.657714