Kanita Station

Kanita Station (蟹田駅, Kanita-eki) is a railway station on the Tsugaru Line in the town of Sotogahama, Aomori, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Kanita Station

Kanita Station in September 2009
Location55 Kami-Kanita, Sotogahama-machi, Higashitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 030-1309
Coordinates41°02′18.95″N 140°38′31.99″E
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Tsugaru Line
Distance27.0 km from Aomori
Platforms1 side + 1 island platform
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
OpenedDecember 5, 1951
Passengers (FY2016)164
Kanita Station
Location within Aomori Prefecture
Kanita Station
Kanita Station (Japan)


Kanita Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, and is located 27.0 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori.

Station layout

Kanita Station has one side platform and one island platform connected by a footbridge, serving a total of four tracks (one track is a siding). The station is attended, and has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Tsugaru Line for Aomori
2  Tsugaru Line for Aomori
3  Tsugaru Line for Minmaya

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Tsugaru Line
Seheji Local Naka-Oguni


Kanita Station was opened on December 5, 1951 as a station operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR). With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. Services on the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line began on March 13, 1988, and ceased operations on March 26, 2016 when the Hokkaido Shinkansen opened and replaced regular passenger services connecting Aomori and Hakodate.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 164 passengers daily (boarding passengers only)[1]

Bus services

  • Tairadate area line bus

Surrounding area

National Route 280

  • Sotogahama center hospital
  • Sotogahama town office
  • Kanita post office

See also


  1. 各駅の乗車人員(2016年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
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