A mere 30 seconds after your train pulls out of Kitakami station you will see endless rice fields. The ease and modernity of Kitakami station is an ode to the JR East company. The station is clean, contemporary and very well built considering the simplicity and serenity of the area around it. The Tohoku shinkansen and main line pass through the Shinkansen platforms and the Kitakami runs as the station's local line.
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