Wakuya Station is a railway station in the town of Wakuya, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Wakuya Station is served by the Ishinomaki Line, is located 6.2 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kogota Station. Some through traffic on the Kesennuma Line connected to Kogota Station past the nominal terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station use this station. Wakuya Station has two opposed ground-level side platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station is staffed. Wakuya Station opened on October 28, 1912; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. A new station building was completed in May 2013. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 561 passengers daily. Wakuya Town Hall Wakuya Post Office Japan National Route 108 Japan National Route 346 Shiroyama Castle Site List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Kami-Wakuya Station is a railway station in the town of Wakuya, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Kami-Wakuya Station is served by the Ishinomaki Line, is located 3.6 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Kogota Station. Some through traffic on the Kesennuma Line connected to Kogota Station past the nominal terminus of the line at Maeyachi Station uses this station. Kami-Wakuya Station has one side platform serving a single bi-directional track; the station is unattended. Kami-Wakuya Station opened on August 1, 1957; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. Japan National Route 108 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Ishinomaki is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of 28 February 2017, the city has an estimated population of 146,993, a population density of 269 persons per km2 in 61,233 households; the total area of the city is 554.58 square kilometres. Ishinomaki is in northeastern Miyagi Prefecture; the city borders on Matsushima Bay to the south and Kesennuma Bay to the north, with the Kitakami Mountains to the west. Its coastline forms part of the Sanriku Fukkō National Park, which stretches north to Aomori Prefecture. Ishinomaki includes Tashirojima and Kinkasan, three islands off the south coast of Oshika Peninsula. Miyagi Prefecture Tome Higashimatsushima Wakuya Misato Onagawa Minamisanriku Matsushima Ishinomaki has a humid climate characterized by mild summers and cold winters; the average annual temperature in Ishinomaki is 11.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1174 mm with September as the wettest month; the temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.2 °C, lowest in January, at around 0.6 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Ichinomaki has declined over the past 40 years. The area of present-day Ishinomaki was part of ancient Mutsu Province. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before the area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period; the town prospered as a major port and transshipment center for coastal shipping between Edo and northern Japan. The town of Ishinomaki was established within Oshika District on June 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system; the modern city was founded on April 1, 1933. On April 1, 2005, Ishinomaki absorbed the neighboring towns of Kahoku, Kitakami and Ogatsu, the town of Oshika to more than quadruple its area and add nearly 60,000 people to its population; the town of Ogatsu is regionally famous for its inkstones and has an annual scallop festival in the summer. Ayukawa, a town in Oshika, was a base for several ships in Japan's whaling fleet.
Ishinomaki was among the municipalities most affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Several tsunamis, up to about 10 metres high, traveled inland up to 5 kilometres from the coast; the tsunami destroyed around 80% of the 700 houses in the coastal port of Ayukawa, the Kadonowaki neighborhood was leveled. 46% of the city was inundated by the tsunami. Following the tsunami, a Kamen Rider statue was found intact despite damage to the surrounding area. Many public schools were destroyed, including Ishinomaki Okawa Elementary School, which lost 70 of 108 students and nine of 13 teachers and staff There is still anger among some of the parents of the dead students because the teachers had wasted precious time in debating whether to evacuate to higher ground, and when the decision was made, the teachers had decided to get to higher ground further away from the school which necessitated crossing a nearby river bridge. It was here while crossing the bridge that both the teachers and students were swept away by the tsunami.
This decision is deemed unreasonable by many of the parents because there is a hill right behind the school, which they could have reached quickly. One of the teachers had tried to persuade the other teachers to bring the students to safety uphill soon after the earthquake. One of the teachers who survived the tsunami at the bridge committed suicide; as of 17 June 2011, a total of 3,097 deaths had been confirmed in Ishinomaki due to the tsunami, with 2,770 unaccounted for. 29,000 city residents lost their homes. Ishinomaki employs several foreigners to teach English in all of its elementary and junior high schools, as well as the two municipal high schools. American teacher Taylor Anderson was killed by the tsunami. Since her death, her family has been active in supporting the Ishinomaki school district, has set up programs to further English education; the earthquake shifted the city southeast and downward, lowering it by as much as 1.2 metres in some areas and causing it to flood twice daily at high tide.
A once sandy beach in the Kadonowaki area disappeared and tides now reach the wall that once separated the beach from the road. Near the Mangakan Island, a walkway with benches was submerged in the river. Ishinomaki has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 30 members. Ishinomaki traditionally has been a center for commercial fishing for the cultivation of oysters. Ishinomaki Senshu University Ishinomaki has 36 public elementary schools, 20 public junior high schools and one public high school operated by the city government, seven public high schools operated by the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education; the prefectural operates one special education school. JR East – Ishinomaki Line Maeyachi - Kakeyama - Kanomata - Sobanokami - Ishinomaki - Rikuzen-Inai - Watanoha - Mangoku-Ura - Sawada JR East – Senseki Line Hebita - Rikuzen-Yamashita - Ishinomaki JR East – Kesennuma Line Maeyachi - Wabuchi Daily scheduled intercity buses bound for the following cities, through the Sanriku Expressway, are being served from Ishinomaki Station.
Sendai via Aeon Ishinomaki Shopping Center, by Miyakou Bus Co. Ltd. a subsidiary of Miyagi Transportation Co. Ltd. Shinjuku, Tokyo via Shibuya: via Sendai, operated by Miyagi Transportation
Onagawa Station is a railway station on the Ishinomaki Line in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Onagawa Station is a terminal station on the Ishinomaki Line, located 44.9 kilometers from the opposing terminus of the line at Kogota Station. Onagawa Station has one bay platform, serving a single track, connected to the station building by a footbridge. Onegawa Station opened on October 7, 1939; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. Operations were suspended after the tsunami on March 11, 2011 which destroyed the station building and nearby railway tracks. Just over four years on March 21, 2015, the reconstructed Onagawa Station reopened marking the restoration of the entire Ishinomaki Line; the new station building features an integrated community center and public bathing facility on the upper floors. The building was designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, who contributed to the design of temporary housing structures in the town in the wake of the March 2011 tsunami.
Before the tsunami disaster, a former JR East KiHa 40 series diesel multiple unit car, KiHa 40 519, was parked next to the "Yupoppo" onsen facility next to the station, for use as a lounge space. Onagawa Port Onagawa Post Office National Route 398 In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 206 passengers daily. List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Miyagi Prefecture is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. The capital is Sendai. Miyagi Prefecture was part of the province of Mutsu. Mutsu Province, on northern Honshu, was one of the last provinces to be formed as land was taken from the indigenous Emishi, became the largest as it expanded northward; the ancient capital was at Taga-jō in modern Miyagi Prefecture. In the third month of the second year of the Wadō era, there was an uprising against governmental authority in Mutsu Province and in nearby Echigo Province. Troops were promptly dispatched to subdue the revolt. In Wadō 5, the land of Mutsu Province was administratively separated from Dewa Province. Empress Genmei's Daijō-kan continued to organize other cadastral changes in the provincial map of the Nara period, as in the following year when Mimasaka Province was divided from Bizen Province. During the Sengoku period various clans ruled different parts of the province; the Uesugi clan had a castle town at Wakamatsu in the south, the Nanbu clan at Morioka in the north, Date Masamune, a close ally of the Tokugawa, established Sendai, now the largest town of the Tōhoku region.
In the Meiji period, four new provinces were created from parts of Mutsu: Rikuchū, Rikuzen and Iwashiro. The area, now Aomori Prefecture continued to be part of Mutsu until the abolition of the han system and the nationwide conversion to the prefectural structure of modern Japan. Date Masamune built a castle at Sendai as his seat to rule Mutsu. In 1871, Sendai Prefecture was formed, it was renamed Miyagi prefecture the following year. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a subsequent major tsunami hit Miyagi Prefecture, causing major damage to the area. The tsunami was estimated to be 10 meters high in Miyagi Prefecture. On April 7, 2011: 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Miyagi, Japan's meteorological agency says. Workers were evacuated from the nearby troubled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear facility once again, as a tsunami warning was issued for the coastline. Residents were told to flee for inner land at this time. Officials from the U. S. Geological Survey downgraded the magnitude to 7.1 from 7.4.
In 2013, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako visited the prefecture to see the progress made since the tsunami. Miyagi Prefecture is in the central part of Tōhoku, facing the Pacific Ocean, contains Tōhoku's largest city, Sendai. There are high mountains on the west and along the northeast coast, but the central plain around Sendai is large. Matsushima is known as one of the three most scenic views of Japan, with a bay full of 260 small islands covered in pine groves. Oshika Peninsula projects from the northern coastline of the prefecture; as of 1 April 2012, 23% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Rikuchū Kaigan National Park. Fourteen cities are located in Miyagi Prefecture: Sendai - the largest and the capital city of the prefecture; these are the towns and villages in each district: Although Miyagi has a good deal of fishing and agriculture, producing a great deal of rice and livestock, it is dominated by the manufacturing industries around Sendai electronics and food processing.
As of March 2011, the prefecture produced 4.7% of Japan's rice, 23% of oysters, 15.9% of sauries. In July 2011, the Japanese government decided to ban all shipments of beef cattle from northeast Miyagi Prefecture over fears of radioactive contamination; this has since been rescinded. Miyagi University Miyagi University of Education Miyagi Gakuin Women's University Sendai University Sendai Shirayuri Women's College Tohoku University Tohoku Gakuin University Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University Tohoku Institute of Technology Tohoku Fukushi University Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka College Tohoku Pharmaceutical University Shokei Gakuin University Ishinomaki Senshu University JR East Tōhoku Shinkansen Tohoku Line Jōban Line Senseki Line Senzan Line Ishinomaki Line Rikuu East Line Kesennuma Line Ōfunato Line Sendai Municipal Subway Nanboku Line Tōzai Line Abukuma Express Sendai Airport Line Tōhoku Expressway Yamagata Expressway Sanriku Expressway Sendai East Road Sendai North Road Sendai South Road National Route 4 National Route 6 National Route 45 National Route 47 National Route 48 National Route 108 National Route 113 National Route 286 National Route 342 National Route 346 National Route 347 National Route 349 National Route 398 National Route 399 National Route 456 National Route 457 Sendai Port – Ferry route to Tomakomai and Nagoya, container hub port Ishinomaki Port – Ferry route to Mount Kinka, Tashiro Island and Tashiro Island.
Matsushima Bay Sendai Airport The sports teams listed below are based in Miyagi Prefecture. Baseball Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Tohoku Reia Football Vegalta Sendai Sony Sendai F. C. Vegalta Sendai Ladies Basketball Sendai 89ERS Volleyball Sendai Bellefille Futsal Voscuore Sendai Professional wrestling Sendai Girls' Pro WrestlingAlso, the Sendai Hi-Land Raceway hosts motorspo
Maeyachi Station is a railway station in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Maeyachi Station is served by both the Ishinomaki Line, it is the southern terminus of the Kesennuma Line and is located 12.8 kilometers from the terminus of the Ishinomaki Line at Kogota Station. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, services beyond Yanaizu have been replaced by a provisional Bus Rapid Transit line, which operates starting from this station. Maeyachi Station has one side platform and one island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station is staffed. Maeyachi Station opened on October 28, 1912; the Yanaizu Line began operations from December 24, 1968 and was extended to Motoyoshi Station to become the Kesennuma Line in 1977. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. A train was derailed at the station on July 2003 due to a magnitude 6.2 earthquake. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 162 passengers daily.
Former Kanan Town Hall Kanan Post Office National Route 108 List of railway stations in Japan Official website "JR気仙沼線 【前面展望 ９】 陸前豊里⇒前谷地". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. Video of a train trip from Rikuzen-Toyosato Station to Maeyachi Station in 2009, passing Nonodake Station at around 03:35 minutes and Wabuchi Station at around 05:48 minutes, without stopping