Tōno Station

Tōno Station (遠野駅, Tōno-eki) is a railway station in the city of Tōno, Iwate, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Tōno Station

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Tōno Station in August 2007
Location5-7 Shinkoku-chō, Tōno-shi, Iwate-ken 028-0522
Coordinates39°19′57″N 141°31′50″E / 39.3324°N 141.5305°E / 39.3324; 141.5305Coordinates: 39°19′57″N 141°31′50″E / 39.3324°N 141.5305°E / 39.3324; 141.5305
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Kamaishi Line
Distance46.0 km from Hanamaki
Platforms1 island + side platform
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened18 April 1914
FY2018330 (daily)
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
(limited service)
towards Hanamaki
Kamaishi Line
Rapid Hamayuri
(limited service)
towards Kamaishi
towards Hanamaki
Kamaishi Line
towards Kamaishi
Tōno Station is located in Iwate Prefecture
Tōno Station
Tōno Station
Location within Iwate Prefecture
Tōno Station is located in Japan
Tōno Station
Tōno Station
Tōno Station (Japan)


Tōno Station is served by the Kamaishi Line, and is located 46.0 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Hanamaki Station.[1]

Station layoutEdit

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


1  Kamaishi Line for Tsuchizawa , Hanamaki and Morioka
2  Kamaishi Line for Kamaishi and Miyako
3  Kamaishi Line for starting trains


Tōno Station opened on 18 April 1914 as a station on the Iwate Light Railway (岩手軽便鉄道),[1] a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) light railway extending 65.4 km from Hanamaki to the now-defunct Sennintōge Station (仙人峠駅).[2]

The line was nationalized in August 1936, becoming the Kamaishi Line.[2] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 330 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding areaEdit

  • Tōno Post Office
  • Tōno City Hall
  • Tōno Zoo
  • Nabukura Park
  • Tōno Folklore Village

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 493. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  2. ^ a b Miyata, Hiroyuki (June 2014). 釜石線ショートヒストリー ~路線と蒸気機関車~ [A short history of the Kamaishi Line: The line and steam locomotives]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 54 no. 638. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. pp. 24–25.
  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.

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