High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yamakita Station is a railway station on the Gotemba Line of Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) located in in south-east Yamakita, Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. YAmakita Station was opened on February 1, 1889 on the Japan National Railways (JNR) line linking K zu Station and Shizuoka Station. THe steep gradient of the line in this area necessitated the use of bank engines, and Yamakita Station developed as a center for the maintenance and refueling of these engines. IT was designated a station of the T kaid Main Line on November 12, 1909. HOwever, with the opening of the Tanna Tunnel and the development of stronger steam locomotives, Yamakita Station gradually decreased in importance. IT was designated a station on the Gotemba Line from December 1, 1934.