Wakkanai Station

Wakkanai Station (稚内駅, Wakkanai-eki) is a railway station on the Sōya Main Line in the city of Wakkanai, Hokkaido, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). It is the northern terminus of the Sōya Main Line, and is also the northernmost railway station in Japan.

Wakkanai Station

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Wakkanai Station in June 2012
Location3-6 Chuo, Wakkanai-shi, Hokkaido
Coordinates45°25′1.3″N 141°40′37.2″E / 45.417028°N 141.677000°E / 45.417028; 141.677000Coordinates: 45°25′1.3″N 141°40′37.2″E / 45.417028°N 141.677000°E / 45.417028; 141.677000
Operated byJR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Sōya Main Line
Distance259.4 km from Asahikawa
Platforms1 side platform
Other information
Station codeW80
WebsiteOfficial website
Opened26 December 1928 (1928-12-26)
Previous namesWakkanai Minato (until 1939)
FY2015107 (daily)
Wakkanai Station is located in Hokkaido
Wakkanai Station
Wakkanai Station
Location within Hokkaido
Wakkanai Station is located in Japan
Wakkanai Station
Wakkanai Station
Wakkanai Station (Japan)


Wakkanai Station is the northern terminus of the 259.4 km (161.2 mi) Sōya Main Line from Asahikawa.[1] The station is numbered "W80".


Wakkanai Station has a single side platform.


The station platform
1  Sōya Main Line for Asahikawa and Sapporo

Limited express servicesEdit

Wakkanai is served by the following limited express services in addition to all-stations "Local" services.

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Sōya Main Line
Minami-Wakkanai   Limited Express Sōya   Terminus
Minami-Wakkanai   Limited Express Sarobetsu   Terminus
Minami-Wakkanai   Local   Terminus


The station opened on 26 December 1926, initially named Wakkanai Minato Station (稚内港駅, lit. "Wakkanai Port Station").[1] It was renamed Wakkanai on 1 February 1939 at the same time as the original Wakkanai Station was renamed Minami-Wakkanai Station.[1]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Hokkaido.[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

It takes about 7 minutes from here to Port of Wakkanai on foot.
It takes about 3 minutes from here to Port of Wakkanai by bus at 700 yen(adult) or 350 yen(children).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d 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. pp. 903–904. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.

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