Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro, Toei, Tobu)

Asakusa Station (浅草駅, Asakusa-eki) is a railway station in the Asakusa district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and Toei Subway. It formed one terminus of the original subway line in Tokyo, now the Ginza Line.

Asakusa Station

浅草駅
Tobu-Asakusa-station-2018.jpg
Tokyo Metro exit outside Tobu station building, October 2018
LocationTaitō, Tokyo
Japan
Coordinates35°42′43″N 139°47′54″E / 35.71194°N 139.79833°E / 35.71194; 139.79833Coordinates: 35°42′43″N 139°47′54″E / 35.71194°N 139.79833°E / 35.71194; 139.79833
Operated by
Line(s)
ConnectionsBus stop
History
Opened1927
Location
Asakusa Station is located in Tokyo
Asakusa Station
Asakusa Station
Location within Tokyo
Asakusa Station is located in Japan
Asakusa Station
Asakusa Station
Asakusa Station (Japan)

Station layoutEdit

There is a connecting passage from the Tobu station to the Tokyo Metro station, and a connecting passage from the Tokyo Metro portion to the Toei portion. However, there are no direct connecting passages from the Toei portion to the Tobu portion or from the Tsukuba Express station to the rest of the station complex. Passengers wishing to transfer between the Toei and the Tobu stations have to walk at street level, while passengers transferring between the Tsukuba Express station and the rest of the complex must also walk at street level, as the Tsukuba Express station is located 600 meters to the west of the station complex.

Tobu RailwayEdit

TS01
Asakusa Station

浅草駅
Tobu Railway station
 
Tobu Asakusa Station at night
Location1-4-1 Hanakawado, Taitō-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by  Tobu Railway
Line(s)TS Tobu Skytree Line
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Station codeTS-01
History
Opened25 May 1931
Previous namesAsakusa Kaminarimon Station (until October 1945)
Passengers
FY201552,382 daily
Services
Preceding station Tobu Railway Following station
Terminus Spacia Tokyo Skytree
TS02
Revaty Tokyo Skytree
TS02
Ryomo Tokyo Skytree
TS02
toward Isesaki, Kuzū or Akagi
Kirifuri Tokyo Skytree
TS02
Skytree Liner Tokyo Skytree
One-way operation
Urban Park Liner
from Asakusa
Tokyo Skytree
TS02
toward Ōmiya or Kashiwa
Skytree Line
Section Express
Section Semi Express
Local
Tokyo Skytree
TS02

The Tobu Railway terminal is a surface station, which occupies a portion of the Matsuya Department Store. The station is used by local and limited express trains. Although Asakusa is the most "central" terminal of the Isesaki Line, it is connected to the next major terminal, Kita-Senju Station, by a length of track with sharp curves, beginning with the first stretch leaving the station, where trains have to turn 90 degrees to the right at a maximum speed of 15 km/h to cross the Sumida River. In part due to the station's somewhat awkward location, many express and semi-express services on the Skytree Line run through Kita-Senju to the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line rather than continue to Asakusa.

PlatformsEdit

1, 2  Local for Kita-Senju
 Section Semi-Express for Kita-Senju, Shin-Koshigaya, Kita-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi
 Section Express for Kita-Senju, Shin-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Kuki, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Minami-Kurihashi and Tatebayashi
3, 4  Limited Express Spacia Kegon for Tochigi and Tōbu Nikkō
 Limited Express Spacia Kinu for Tochigi and Kinugawa-onsen
 Limited Express Shimotsuke for Tochigi and Tōbu Utsunomiya
 Limited Express Skytree Liner for Kasukabe
 Limited Express Urban Park Liner for Kasukabe and Ōmiya
 Limited Express Ryōmō for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, Tatebayashi, Ashikagashi, Ōta, Isesaki, Akagi, and Kuzū
5  Limited Express Revaty for Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Tatebayashi, Shin-Tochigi, Tōbu Nikkō, Kinugawa-onsen, Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi, and Aizu-Tajima

Tokyo MetroEdit

G19
Asakusa Station

浅草駅
Tokyo Metro station
 
Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station Exit 4
Location1-1-3 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by  Tokyo Metro
Line(s)G Ginza Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Station codeG-19
History
Opened30 December 1927
Passengers
FY201552,280 daily
Services
Preceding station   Tokyo Metro Following station
Tawaramachi
G18
toward Shibuya
Ginza Line Terminus

The Tokyo Metro station is located underground to the south of the Tobu terminal.

PlatformsEdit

1/2 G Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Ueno, Ginza, Akasaka-mitsuke, and Shibuya

ToeiEdit

A18
Asakusa Station

浅草駅
Toei station
 
Toei Asakusa Station platform
Location1-12-14 Komagata, Taitō-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Operated by  Toei
Line(s)A Toei Asakusa Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Station codeA-18
History
Opened4 December 1960
Passengers
FY201552,280 daily
Services
Preceding station   Toei Subway Following station
Higashi-nihombashi
A15
Asakusa Line
Airport Limited Express
Oshiage
A20
Terminus
Kuramae
A17
Asakusa Line Honjo-azumabashi
A19
toward Oshiage

The Toei station is located underground to the south of the Tokyo Metro station.

PlatformsEdit

1 A Toei Asakusa Line for Nihombashi, Sengakuji, and Nishi-magome
KK Keikyū Main Line for Shinagawa, Haneda Airport (International Terminal and Domestic Termimal), and Misakiguchi
2 A Toei Asakusa Line for Oshiage
KS Keisei Main Line for Keisei Funabashi, Keisei Narita, and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
KS Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
HS Hokusō Line for Imba Nihon-idai
SR Shibayama Railway Line for Shibayama-Chiyoda

HistoryEdit

Today's Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station was one of the first underground stations in Japan, opening on 30 December 1927 as the eastern terminal of the Tokyo Underground Railway to Ueno, which was later extended to become the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.[1]

The Tobu Railway terminal opened on 25 May 1931 as Asakusa Kaminarimon Station (浅草雷門駅). This was renamed "Asakusa Station" on 1 October 1945.[1]

The Toei Asakusa station opened on 4 December 1960 as part of the Toei Asakusa Line from Oshiage Station.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 197–215. ISBN 4-87366-874-3.

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