Tarō Station

Tarō Station (田老駅, Tarō-eki) is a railway station on the Sanriku Railway Company’s Rias Line located in the city of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

Tarō Station

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Tarō Station in May 2010
General information
LocationTarō-aze Kobayashi, Miyako-shi, Iwate-ken 027-0000
Coordinates39°43′54.47″N 141°57′52.74″E / 39.7317972°N 141.9646500°E / 39.7317972; 141.9646500
Operated bySanriku Railway Company
Line(s) Rias Line
Distance104.7 km from Miyako
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typeAt grade
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened27 February 1972
FY201557 daily
Tarō Station is located in Japan
Tarō Station
Tarō Station
Location within Japan


Tarō Station is served by the Rias Line, and is located 104.7 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Sakari Station.

Station layoutEdit

Tarō Station has a single island platform. The station is staffed.


1  Sanriku Railway for Miyako, Kamaishi, and Sakari
2  Sanriku Railway for Kuji

Adjacent stationsEdit

Sanriku Railway Company
Sabane   Local   Shin-Tarō


Tarō Station opened on 27 February 1972 as a station on the Japan National Railways (JNR) Kuji Line. On 1 April 1984, upon the privatization of the Kuji Line, the station came under the control of the Sanriku Railway Company. During the 11 March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, part of the tracks and the station building at Shimanokoshi were swept away, suspending services on a portion of the Sanriku Railway. However, the portion of the line from Miyako to Tarō resumed operations on 20 March 2011, and the portion from Tarō to Omoto from 29 March 2011. Minami-Rias Line, a portion of Yamada Line, and Kita-Rias Line constitute Rias Line on 23 March 2019. Accordingly, this station became an intermediate station of Rias Line.[1]

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by 57 passengers daily.[2]

Surrounding areaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 三陸鉄道はいま、ひとつにつながるリアス線 (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ Miyako City statistics 平成28年版(8.運輸・通信) (in Japanese)

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