Kashima Soccer Stadium Station

Kashima Soccer Stadium Station (鹿島サッカースタジアム駅, Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu-eki), referred to as Kashima-Soccer Stadium Station by JR East, is a joint-use junction passenger railway station in the city of Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the third sector Kashima Rinkai Railway. The station premises are managed by JR East. The station is open to passengers only when there is a football match at the nearby Kashima Soccer Stadium. The station is also a freight depot for the freight-only Kashima Rinkō Line to the Okunoyahama Freight Terminal.

Kashima Soccer Stadium Station

Entrance of the station in August 2021
General information
Other namesKashima-Soccer Stadium Station (JR East)
LocationJinkoji 4980, Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken 314-0031
Coordinates35°59′33.78″N 140°38′9.87″E / 35.9927167°N 140.6360750°E / 35.9927167; 140.6360750Coordinates: 35°59′33.78″N 140°38′9.87″E / 35.9927167°N 140.6360750°E / 35.9927167; 140.6360750
Operated by
Distance17.4 km from Katori
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
OpenedNovember 12, 1970
Previous namesKita-Kashima (until 1994)
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
towards Sawara
Kashima Line
Match days only
Preceding station KRT Logomark.svg Kashima Rinkai Railway Following station
OKL Symbol.svg Ōarai Kashima Line
Match days only
towards Mito
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station is located in Ibaraki Prefecture
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Location within Ibaraki Prefecture
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station is located in Japan
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station
Kashima Soccer Stadium Station (Japan)


Kashima Soccer Stadium Station is served by the Kashima Line, and is located 17.4 km from the official starting point of the line at Katori Station. It is 53.0 kilometers from the terminus of the Ōarai Kashima Line at Mito Station.


The station consists of one island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge, serving two tracks as well as separate tracks for freight trains. The station is staffed.


1  Ōarai Kashima Line for Ōarai and Mito
2  Ōarai Kashima Line for Sawara andŌarai and Mito
 Kashima Line for Sawara and Narita and Tokyo (limited basis)


The station opened on November 12, 1970, as a freight terminal named Kita-Kashima Station (北鹿島駅, Kita-Kashima eki). It formed the boundary between Japanese National Railways (Kashima Line) and Kashima Rinkai Railway (Kashima Rinkō Line).[1]

Although the Kashima Rinkō Line provided passenger services between July 25, 1978, and December 1, 1983, and the Ōarai Kashima Line opened on March 14, 1985, for both freight and passenger traffic, Kita-Kashima Station was not used by passenger services.[1] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

On March 12, 1994, the station was renamed to its present name and passenger services began on a limited basis (only on days when there is a game at Kashima Soccer Stadium).[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2019, the JR station was used by an average of 411 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c 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). Vol. II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 445, 625–26. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kashima Soccer Stadium Station at Wikimedia Commons