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Iwafune Station, May 2008
|Location||Iwafune-machi Shizu, Tochigi, Tochigi|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Previous names||Iwafune (岩船) (until 1902)|
|Passengers (FY2011)||568 daily|
|1||■ Ryōmō Line||for Tochigi for Oyama|
|2, 3||■ Ryōmō Line||for Sano, and Takasaki|
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.
- Iwafune Post Office
- Iwafune Geological Museum
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.
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- JR East Station information (in Japanese)