Naka-Oguni Station is a railway station on the Tsugaru Line in the town of Sotogahama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Naka-Oguni Station is served by the JR East Tsugaru Line and is 31.4 km from the southern terminus of the line at Aomori Station. Naka-Oguni Station has one side platform serving a single bidirectional track; the station is unattended. The station opened on October 1958, as a station on the Japanese National Railways. With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. With the opening of the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line on March 13, 1988, operation of the station was shared between JR East and JR Hokkaido, the station was regarded as the southern starting point of the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line for the determination of railway fares, although no trains of Kaikyō Line stopped at the station, the effective southern terminus for all Tsugaru Kaikyō Line trains was at Aomori Station. Services on the Tsugaru Kaikyō ceased on March 26, 2016 when the Hokkaido Shinkansen opened and replaced regular passenger services connecting Aomori and Hakodate.
Shin-Naka-Oguni Junction is located 2.3 km north of Naka-Oguni, between Naka-Oguni and Ōdai / Tsugaru-Imabetsu. Up until this point, the Tsugaru Line and Kaikyō Line shared the same tracks from Aomori Station; the junction marks the border between the electrified portion of the Tsugaru Line and the non-electrified portion, as well as the border between JR East and JR Hokkaido. The Hokkaido Shinkansen tracks from Shin-Aomori Station merge with the Kaikyō Line tracks north of the Junction. List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website
Aomori Station is a railway station in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company and the third-sector railway operator Aoimori Railway. Aomori Station is served by the following lines: Ōu Main Line Tsugaru-Kaikyō Line Aoimori Railway Line Aomori Station has three island platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge; the station has a View Plaza travel agency. Super Hakucho and Hakucho services reverse through the Ōu Main Line to terminate at Shin-Aomori; the following Limited express services stop at Aomori Station: Hakuchō Tsugaru The following overnight sleeping car services used to operate to and from Aomori Station. Akebono Nihonkai The station opened on 1 September 1891. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East. Aomori Bay Bridge Aomori Station building "Lovina" A-Factory Station square building "Auga" Aomori Citizens Library Aomori station square police box JR Bus Tohoku Aomori office Odashima Building Towada Kanko Bus Aomori ticket counter Aomori Prefectural Office Aomori City Hall Buses serving the station are operated by the following operators.
Aomori City Bus Kōnan Bus Company JR Bus Tohoku Company Towada-Kanko Electric Railway Shimokita Kotsu Asunaro. List of railway stations in Japan JR East station information Aoimori Railway station information
Aomori is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of Japan. As of 1 April 2017, the city had an estimated population of 287,800 in 136,209 households, a population density of 350 persons per km2; the city is one of Japan's 48 core cities. The total area of the city was 824.61 square kilometres. Aomori is located in central Aomori Prefecture, on a plain between the southern end of Aomori Bay, which it faces to the north and the Hakkōda Mountains to the south. Among other smaller rivers, the city has two large rivers flowing through it, the Komagome River and its tributary, the Arakawa River. Aomori Prefecture Kuroishi, Towada, Hirakawa Kitatsugaru District – Itayanagi Minamitsugaru District – Fujisaki Higashitsugaru District – Hiranai, Yomogita Kamikita District – Shichinohe Like most of Tōhoku, Aomori has a humid temperate climate with hot summers, cold, though not extreme, winters; the city has a humid continental climate using 0 degree isotherm, with monthly averages ranging from −1.2 °C in January to 23.3 °C in August.
Aomori and its surrounding area are renowned for heavy snowfall, the heaviest among all Japanese cities, and, in fact, among the heaviest in the world. In February 1945 the city recorded a maximum snow cover of 209 centimetres, but the extreme low of −24.7 °C was recorded 14 years earlier. In contrast, Sapporo's heaviest snowfall occurred in 1939, and, only 164 centimetres, more northerly Wakkanai has recorded similar maxima; the heavy snow is caused by several winds that collide around the city and make the air rise and cool, resulting in quick, thick cloud formation followed by intense precipitation. In summer, a cool wind called "Yamase" blows from the east, which sometimes results in abnormally cool weather and poor harvests. Additionally, thick fogs from the Oyashio Current are observed in mountainous areas in the summer. Due to this fog, flights to Aomori Airport are cancelled. Per Japanese census data, the population of Aomori has remained steady over the past 40 years. Aomori means blue forest, although it could be translated as "green forest".
The name is considered to refer to a small forest on a hill which existed near the town. This forest was used by fishermen as a landmark. A different theory suggests; the area has been settled extensively since prehistoric times, numerous Jōmon period sites have been found by archaeologists, the most famous being the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins located just southwest of the city center dating to 5500-4000 BC, the Komakino Site farther south dating to around 4000 BC. The large scale of these settlements revolutionized theories on Jōmon period civilization. During the Heian period, the area was part of the holdings of the Northern Fujiwara clan, but remained inhabited by the Emishi people well into the historic period. After the fall of the Northern Fujiwara in the Kamakura period, the territory was part of the domain assigned to the Nambu clan, into the Sengoku period, it came under the control of the rival Tsugaru clan, whose main castle was located in Namioka. After the start of the Edo period, Aomori was a minor port settlement for Hirosaki Domain called Utō.
The town was rebuilt in 1626 under orders of the daimyō, Tsugaru Nobuhira and renamed "Aomori", but this name did not come into common use until after 1783. After the Meiji Restoration, the feudal domains were abolished and replaced with prefectures, of which a total of six were created in the territory of modern Aomori Prefecture; these were merged into the short-lived Hirosaki Prefecture in July 1871. However, due to the historic enmity between the former Tsugaru territories in the west and the former Nambu territories in the east, the prefectural capital relocated from Hirosaki to the more centrally-located Aomori after the merger and the prefecture was renamed Aomori Prefecture on September 23, 1871. However, the municipality of Aomori was not given town status within Higashitsugaru District until April 1, 1889, was not designated a city until April 1, 1898; the Hokkaidō Colonization Office began operations of a ferry service from Aomori to Hakodate in Hokkaido from 1872. In September 1891, Aomori was connected with Tokyo by rail with the opening of the Tōhoku Main Line.
The Ōu Main Line running along the Sea of Japan coast opened in December 1894. The development of modern Aomori was due to its prefectural capital status and the singular importance as the terminus of these rail lines and the Seikan ferry, which opened in 1908; the 8th Division of the Imperial Japanese Army were stationed in Aomori from 1896. In the winter of 1902, 199 of 210 soldiers on a military cold-weather readiness exercise perished while attempting to cross the Hakkōda Mountains from Aomori to Towada in what was called the Hakkōda Mountains incident. Much of the town burned down in a large fire on May 3, 1910; the port facilities were expanded in 1924, the city received its first bus services in 1926. Japan Air Transport began scheduled air services from 1937. Towards the final stages of World War II, on the night of July 28–29, 1945, Aomori was subject to an air raid as part of the strategic bombing campaign waged by the United States of America against military and civilian targets and population centers during the Japan home islands campaign.
The July 28–29 bombing claimed 1,767 lives and destroyed 88% of the city. In the post war period, Aomori rebuilt as the local commercial center; the Tsugaru Line railway opened in 1951, Aomori Airport in 1964. The city was connected to Tokyo by highway in 1979 with the
Ushirogata Station is a railway station on the East Japan Railway Company Tsugaru Line located in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Ushirogata Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, is located 14.7 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori. Ushirogata Station has one side platform serving a single bi-directional traffic; the station is unattended. The short platform requires. Ushirogata Station was opened on December 1951 as a station on the Japanese National Railways. Scheduled freight operations were discontinued from October 1968. On April 1, 1970, it became a kan'i itaku station, operated by the Japan Travel Bureau. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East, it has been unattended since September 2009. Ushirogata-Jidokan-mae bus stop Aomori municipal Bus For. Ushirogata For. Furukawa via Okunai and Jyusannmori National Route 280 Aomori city hall Ushirogata branch Ushirogata Post Office Ushirogata Elementary School List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word
Hidariseki Station is a railway station on the JR East Tsugaru Line located in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Hidariseki Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, is located 13.1 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori. Hidariseki Station has one side platform serving single bi-directional track; the station is unattended, There is no station building, but only a weather shelter on the platform. Hidariseki Station was opened on November 1959 as a station on the Japanese National Railways. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. National Route 280 List of railway stations in Japan Official website
Ōkawadai Station is a railway station on the JR East Tsugaru Line located in the town of Imabetsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. It is 48.6 rail kilometers from the southern terminus of the Tsugaru Line at Aomori Station. Ōkawadai Station is served by the Tsugaru Line, is located 48.6 km from the starting point of the line at Aomori. Ōkawadai Station has one ground-level side platform serving a single bi-directional track. The station is unattended. Ōkawadai Station was opened on October 1958 as a station on the Japanese National Railways. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. Ōkawadai Elementary School List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website