Kitayama Rail Pages
Akita Shinkansen, Tazawako Line and Ōu Line [Shinjō - Akita]


Lines on this page
Railway Line
JR East Akita Shinkansen

Tazawako

Ōu hon (Shinjō - Akita)

JR East 東日本旅客鉄道 [JR東日本]  Higashi Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudō [JR East]     East Japan Railway

Akita Shinkansen 秋田新幹線 Shinkansen [Virtual line]      1435 mm     20 kV 50 Hz AC

You can find Kitayama Rail Maps for this line on these pages: Akita Morioka

Opened1997
Akita Shinkansen uses the Tazawako and Ōu lines (see below) between Morioka and Akita. The lines are rebuilt, including a re-gauge from 1067 mm to 1435 mm, for Shinkansen services, but they are still used also for local trains.

Article about Akita Shinkansen with photos (PDF-file)   

Real line nameFrom - To
JR East: Tazawako Morioka - Ōmagari
JR East: Ōu hon (Shinjō - Akita) Ōmagari - Akita

MapsKmStops
Station name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
0.0 ●◀Morioka盛岡もりおか IGR: Iwate Ginga Tetsudō >Metoki
JR East: Tōhoku hon >Sendai
JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen >Tōkyō >Shin-Aomori
JR East: Yamada >Kamaishi
Morioka-shi Iwate
16.0 Shizukuishi雫石しずくいし
Shizukuishi-chō
40.1 Tazawako田沢湖たざわこ
Semboku-shi Akita
58.8 Kakunodate角館かくのだて Akita Nairiku: Akita Nairiku >Takanosu
75.6 Ōmagari大曲おおまがり JR East: Ōu hon >Shinjō
Daisen-shi
127.3 ●▲Akita秋田あきた JR East: Oga* >Oga
JR East: Ōu hon >Aomori
JR East: Uetsu hon >Niitsu
Akita-shi
* This service uses the tracks of another line from this station ◔ Some trains stop here ◕ Almost all trains stop here ● All trains stop here
◀ All/Many trains are through from another line ▲ All trains terminate here

Service types / Traffic Pattern
The Akita Shinkansen trains, "Komachi", are coupled together with the Tōhoku Shinkansen trains, "Hayabusa", between Tōkyō and Morika.
The legend tells that Komachi was a bright and beautiful poetess born in Akita a long time ago.

Accurate at: Mar 6, 2017
TypeNameOrigin - Major stops - DestinationTrains
per day
Fastest
train
Average
speed
ShinkansenKomachi
こまち
Tōkyō - Sendai - Morioka - Akita153h37172 km/h
Sendai - Morioka - Akita12h52104 km/h

Tazawako 田沢湖線 JR railway      1435 mm     20 kV 50 Hz AC

Used by virtual lineFrom - To
Akita Shinkansen Morioka - Ōmagari

You can find Kitayama Rail Maps for this line on these pages: Akita Morioka

Opened1921Morioka - ShizukuishiOpened1964Shizukuishi - AkabuchiRegauged19971067 mm > 1435 mm
1921-1923Ōmagari - Tazawako1966Akabuchi - TazawakoTracksSingle track
The line is rebuilt to standard gauge and serves primarily the Akita Shinkansen service (described above), but there is some local traffic as well.
MapsKmStops
L
Station name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
0.0 ●▼Morioka盛岡もりおか IGR: Iwate Ginga Tetsudō >Metoki
JR East: Tōhoku hon >Sendai
JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen >Tōkyō >Shin-Aomori
JR East: Yamada >Kamaishi
Morioka-shi Iwate
6.0 Ōkama大釜おおかま
Takizawa-shi
10.5 Koiwai小岩井こいわい
16.0 ●△Shizukuishi雫石しずくいし
Shizukuishi-chō
18.7 Harukiba春木場はるきば
22.0 ●△Akabuchi赤渕あかぶち
40.1 ●▽△Tazawako田沢湖たざわこ
Semboku-shi Akita
44.4 Sashimaki刺巻さしまき
52.8 Jindai神代じんだい
55.3 Shōden生田しょうでん
58.8 ●▽Kakunodate角館かくのだて Akita Nairiku: Akita Nairiku >Takanosu
61.6 Uguisuno鶯野うぐいすの
Daisen-shi
64.6 Ugo-Nagano羽後長野うごながの
67.9 Yariminai鑓見内やりみない
70.2 Ugo-Yotsuya羽後四ツ屋うごよつや
72.0 Kita-Ōmagari北大曲きたおおまがり
75.6 ●▲Ōmagari大曲おおまがり JR East: Ōu hon >Shinjō
● All trains stop here ▼ All/Many trains originate here ▽ Some trains originate here ▲ All/Many trains terminate here
△ Some trains terminate here

Service types / Traffic Pattern
Accurate at: Mar 6, 2017
TypeStop
mark
Origin - Major stops - Destination
LocalFutsū普通
L Morioka - Tazawako - Ōmagari

Ōu hon (Shinjō - Akita) 奥羽本線 JR railway      1067 mm     20 kV 50 Hz AC

Used by virtual lineFrom - To
Akita Shinkansen Ōmagari - Akita

You can find Kitayama Rail Maps for this line on these pages: Akita Sendai & Yamagata

Opened1903-1905
TracksSingle track (1067 mm)Ōmagari - JingūjiRebuilt19971435 mm added Ōmagari - Akita
TracksSingle trackShinjō - NozokiSingle track (1435 mm)Ōmagari - JingūjiGauge1067 mmShinjō - Ōmagari
Double trackNozoki - InnaiSingle 1435 + Mixed 1067/1435Jingūji - Mine-Yoshikawa1067 mm + 1435 mmŌmagari - Akita
Single trackInnai - ŌmagariSingle track (1067 mm)Mine-Yoshikawa - Akita



Single track (1435 mm)Mine-Yoshikawa - Akita
MapsKmStops
L
Stops
R
Station name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
148.6 ●▼
Shinjō新庄しんじょう JR East: Ōu hon "Yamagata line" >Fukushima
JR East: Rikuu-sai >Sakata
JR East: Rikuu-tō >Kogota
JR East: Yamagata Shinkansen >Fukushima
Shinjō-shi Yamagata
154.2
Izumita泉田いずみた
161.3
Uzen-Toyosato羽前豊里うぜんとよさと
Sakegawa-mura
164.0 ●△
Mamurogawa真室川まむろがわ
Mamurogawa-machi
173.2
Kamabuchi釜淵かまぶち
180.3
Ōtaki大滝おおたき
185.8
Nozoki及位のぞき
194.4 ●▽
Innai院内いんない
Yuzawa-shi Akita
198.4
Yokobori横堀よこぼり
204.4
Mitsuseki三関みつせき
207.1
Kami-Yuzawa上湯沢かみゆざわ
210.4 ●▽●▼Yuzawa湯沢ゆざわ
214.5
Shimo-Yuzawa下湯沢しもゆざわ
217.8 Jūmonji十文字じゅうもんじ
Yokote-shi
221.2
Daigo醍醐だいご
224.4
Yanagita柳田やなぎた
228.3 ●▽△Yokote横手よこて JR East: Kitakami >Kitakami
234.7
Gosannen後三年ごさんねん
Misato-chō
239.8 Iizume飯詰いいづめ
247.0 Ōmagari大曲おおまがり JR East: Akita Shinkansen >Morioka >Akita
JR East: Tazawako >Morioka
Daisen-shi
253.0
Jingūji神宮寺じんぐうじ
260.6 Kariwano刈和野かりわの
265.4
Mine-Yoshikawa峰吉川みねよしかわ
271.9 ●▽
Ugo-Sakai羽後境うごさかい
280.0
Ōbarino大張野おおばりの
Akita-shi
285.4 Wada和田わだ
292.3 Yotsugoya四ツ小屋よつごや
298.7 ●▲●▲Akita秋田あきた JR East: Oga* >Oga
JR East: Ōu hon >Aomori
JR East: Uetsu hon >Niitsu
The stopping pattern, as well as the origin/destination station(s), for the different train types is shown above.
The code in the header matches the stop mark code in the service type table below.
* This service uses the tracks of another line from this station ● All trains stop here ▼ All/Many trains originate here ▽ Some trains originate here
▲ All/Many trains terminate here △ Some trains terminate here

Service types / Traffic Pattern
Accurate at: Mar 6, 2017
TypeStop
mark
Origin - Destination
LocalFutsū普通
L Shinjō - Akita
RapidKaisoku快速
R Yuzawa - Akita
This direction only


This page is updated Mar 9, 2017