Onagawa Station and a public bath were swept away by the tsunami in 2011.
The new building was designed to contain the two facilities, and its opening ceremony was held on 21 March, 2015.
This new station building is relocated and built approximately 150m inland from the old station building which was destroyed by the tsunami on March 11th, 2011.
The 3-story station building consists of the station, retail shops, and waiting areas on the 1st floor, a municipal hot spring facility on the 2nd floor, and a viewing deck on the 3rd floor.
As a symbol of their thoughts and prayers towards the rebuilding efforts of this disaster-stricken area, the design of the roof is based on an image of a bird with its wings spread soaring towards a bright future.
Photo credits: Hiroyuki Hirai.