Arashiyama Station (Keifuku)

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Arashiyama Station

  • 嵐山駅
  • あらしやま
Arashiyama Station.JPG
Station entrance and surrounding shops 2011
Location Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
Kyoto Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates 35°00′55″N135°40′40″E / 35.015214°N 135.677694°E / 35.015214; 135.677694 Coordinates: 35°00′55″N135°40′40″E / 35.015214°N 135.677694°E / 35.015214; 135.677694 [1]
Operated by Keifuku Electric Railroad
Line(s) Randen Arashiyama Line
Distance7.2km from Shijō-Ōmiya
Platforms4
Tracks3
Connections Hankyu Arashiyama Line
(HK-98: Arashiyama)

JR West Sagano Sanin Main Line (Saga Arashiyama E07)

Sagano Scenic Railway (Torokko Saga)

Contents

Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeA13
Website Official (in Japanese)
History
OpenedMarch 25, 1910 (1910-03-25)
Passengers
FY2015 [2] 1.4 million

Arashiyama Station (嵐山駅, Arashiyama-eki) is a tram stop in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, [3] and the western terminus of the Randen Arashiyama Line that begins at Shijō-Ōmiya. The station includes a small shopping arcade, outdoor eating areas, a foot bath, a garden featuring cherry and maple trees, as well as the "Kimono Forest," a collection of 600 kimono gowns wrapped around poles with LED lighting inside [4] [5] developed by the interior designer Yasumichi Morita.

History

The "Kimono Forest" lit at night Kimono Forest at night, Arashiyama Station, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan.jpg
The "Kimono Forest" lit at night

Arashiyama station opened on March 25, 1910, as the terminal station for the Arashiyama Railway connecting Arashiyama with Shijō-Ōmiya. The station was reconstructed in 1929 to accommodate the now-defunct Atagosan Railway. [6] This line started at Arashiyama and headed westward towards Kiyotaki via the Kiyotaki Tunnel, where passengers would transfer to a narrow-gauge funicular to proceed their journey to the top of Mt. Atago. [6] In 1944 the Atagosan Railway was abandoned, just two years after the Keifuku Electric Railroad seized operation of the Arashiyama Line.

In 2002 the "Arashiyama Hannari Hokkori Square" plaza was built, with the addition of the iconic foot bath in 2004. The station was completely renovated in 2007 and 2013.

Arashiyama station (Keifuku), with train, Kimono forest around, and Arashiyama mountain on the background Kyoto-Arashiyama-Station-Keifuku.jpg
Arashiyama station (Keifuku), with train, Kimono forest around, and Arashiyama mountain on the background

Station layout

The station consists of three platforms at ground level, with a wheelchair-accessible concourse and ticket barriers. All platforms service trams bound for Shijō-Ōmiya. [7] Tracks 1 and 2 are primarily used.

TrackLineDestination
1Arashiyama LineShijo-Omiya via Katabiranotsuji
2Arashiyama LineShijo-Omiya via Katabiranotsuji
3Arashiyama LineShijo-Omiya via Katabiranotsuji

Special services to Kitano-Hakubaicho

Adjacent stations

«Service»
Randen Arashiyama Line
Randen-Saga (A11)LocalTerminus

Surrounding area

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