Kirikiri Station

Kirikiri Station (吉里吉里駅, Kirikiri-eki) is a JR East railway station in Ōtsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

Kirikiri Station

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Kirikiri Station in February 2019
LocationKirikiri 2-chome, Ōtsuchi, Kamihei, Iwate
Operated bySanriku Railway
Line(s) Rias Line
Distance52.3 km from Sakari


Kirikiri Station was served by the Rias Line, and was 52.3 rail kilometres (32.5 mi) from the terminus of the line at Sakari Station.

Station layoutEdit

Kirikiri Station have a single side platform serving traffic in both directions.

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Rias Line
Ōtsuchi - Namiitakaigan


The old station building demolished in February 2012

Kirikiri Station opened on 5 April 1938. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987. Operations on the Yamada Line between Miyako Station and Kamaishi Station were suspended after the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The damaged station building was demolished in February 2012. As of 2018, the station have been rebuilt along with the rest of the closed segment of the Yamada Line. It was transferred to the Sanriku Railway upon completion on 23 March 2019. This segment joined up with the Kita-Rias Line on one side and the Minami-Rias Line on the other, which together constitutes the entire Rias Line.[1] Accordingly, this station became an intermediate station of Rias Line.

Surrounding areaEdit


  1. ^ 東日本大震災 復興鉄路つながった 8年ぶり宮古-釜石、三陸鉄道に [Great East Japan Earthquake Railway have been rebuilt and connected after 8 years reconstruction between Miyako-Kamaishi, Sanriku Railway]. (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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Coordinates: 39°22′11″N 141°56′20″E / 39.3698°N 141.9389°E / 39.3698; 141.9389