Railway station in Semboku, Akita Prefecture, Japan
Kakunodate Station (角館駅, Kakunodate-eki) is an interchange railway station within the metropolis of Semboku, Akita Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
Kakunodate Station is served by the JR East Tazawako Line and the Akita Shinkansen, and is positioned 58.8 km from the terminus of each traces at Morioka Station. It can also be the southern terminus for the third sector Akita Nairiku Jūkan Railway Akita Nairiku Line and is positioned 92.4 kilometers from the northern terminus at Takanosu
The station consists of a single aspect platform and an island platform serving the JR portion of the station, and a single aspect platform for the Akita Nairuke Railway. The station constructing, designed to resemble a samurai residence, was chosen to be one of many “Hundred Stations of Tohoku”. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket workplace.
Platforms (Akita Nairiku)
Kakunodate Station opened on July 30, 1921 as a station on the Obonai Railway, which was nationalized into the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) the next 12 months. The JGR grew to become Japan National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The Kakunodate Line (which later grew to become the Akita Nairiku Railway) started operation from November 1, 1971.. The station was absorbed into the JR East community upon the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987. Services on the Akita Shinkansen started on March 22, 1997.
In fiscal 2018, the station was utilized by a mean of 545 passengers day by day (boarding passengers solely).
- former Samurai residences (buke yashiki)
- former Kakunodate city corridor
- Kakunodate Post Office
- National Route 105
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