Kyoto-kawaramachi Station

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Kyoto-kawaramachi

京都河原町
Kyoto Marui.JPG
Former Hankyu Department Store building above the underground terminal, now occupied by Kyoto Marui
LocationShijō-dōri Kawaramachi, Shimogyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
(京都市下京区四条通河原町)
Japan
Coordinates 35°0′13.55″N135°46′10.06″E / 35.0037639°N 135.7694611°E / 35.0037639; 135.7694611 Coordinates: 35°0′13.55″N135°46′10.06″E / 35.0037639°N 135.7694611°E / 35.0037639; 135.7694611
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Kyoto Main Line
Connections Gion-Shijō Station (Keihan Main Line)
Other information
Station codeHK-86
Website Official
History
Opened1963
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015 [1] )27.3 million

Kyoto-kawaramachi Station (京都河原町駅, Kyōto-kawaramachi eki) is the terminal station of the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line of Hankyu in Kyoto City, Japan. The Kawaramachi and Shijo streets cross over the underground station. Gion-Shijo Station on the Keihan Main Line is located beyond the Kamo River.

Contents

On October 1, 2019, this station was renamed from Kawaramachi Station (河原町駅). [2]

Layout

The station has an island platform serving three tracks underground.

1 Kyoto Linefor Katsura, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka (Umeda), Arashiyama, Kita-Senri, Tengachaya, Kobe , and Takarazuka
2 Kyoto Linefor Katsura, Takatsuki-shi, and Osaka (Umeda)
(One local train departs for Osaka (Umeda) every morning, and one local train for Nagaoka-Tenjin on weekdays)
sightseeing limited express trains for Osaka (Umeda)
3 Kyoto Linefor Katsura, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka (Umeda), Arashiyama, Kita-Senri, Tengachaya, Kobe, and Takarazuka

Adjacent stations

«Service»
Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Karasuma  Local Terminus
Karasuma Semi-Express Terminus
Karasuma Rapid Service Terminus
Karasuma Rapid Express Terminus
Karasuma Limited Express Terminus
Karasuma Commuter Limited Express Terminus
Karasuma Rapid Limited Express "Kyo-Train", "Ogura" Terminus
Karasuma Rapid Limited Express A "Kyo-Train" Terminus

History

This station opened as Kawaramachi Station on June 17, 1963; it was renamed to Kyoto-kawaramachi Station on October 1, 2019. [2]

Before the opening of Kawaramachi Station and Karasuma Station, the Hankyu Kyoto Main Line terminated at Ōmiya Station.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2015 (April 2015 to March 2016), approximately 27,320,000 passengers used this station annually. For historical data, see the table below. [3] [1]

YearNumber
BoardingTotal
200114,773,00028,665,000
200214,027,00027,717,000
200313,930,00026,861,000
200413,641,00026,433,000
200514,116,00026,863,000
200613,830,00026,586,000
200714,471,00027,479,000
200815,816,00029,763,000
200913,121,00026,406,000
201012,925,00024,882,000
201112,819,00024,508,000
201213,454,00025,522,000
201514,460,00027,320,000

Surrounding area

The area around the station (Shijō Kawaramachi) is one of the commercial centers of Kyoto. The real estate around the station is the most valuable in Kyoto.[ citation needed ]

The station is attached underground to department stores such as Takashimaya, which has a food market on its basement floor. The station also connects underground to Karasuma Station.

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References

  1. 1 2 第8章 都市施設[Chapter 8: Urban facilities]. 京都市統計書 [Statistics of Kyoto City] (in Japanese). City of Kyoto. 2017.
  2. 1 2 阪急「河原町」→「京都河原町」に駅名変更 深夜に看板付け替え. The Kyoto Shimbun (in Japanese). The Kyoto Shimbun. 2019-10-01. Archived from the original on 2019-10-02.
  3. "Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture". Archived from the original on 2015-07-12. Retrieved 2014-08-30.