Kyoto-kawaramachi Station

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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.

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
Coordinates35°0′13.55″N 135°46′10.06″E / 35.0037639°N 135.7694611°E / 35.0037639; 135.7694611Coordinates: 35°0′13.55″N 135°46′10.06″E / 35.0037639°N 135.7694611°E / 35.0037639; 135.7694611
Operated byHankyu Corporation
Line(s)Kyoto Main Line
ConnectionsGion-Shijō Station (Keihan Main Line)
Other information
Station codeHK-86
WebsiteOfficial
History
Opened1963
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015[1])27.3 million

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

LayoutEdit

The station has an island platform serving three tracks underground.

1  Kyoto Line for Katsura, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka (Umeda), Arashiyama, Kita-Senri, Tengachaya, Kobe, and Takarazuka
2  Kyoto Line for 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 Line for Katsura, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka (Umeda), Arashiyama, Kita-Senri, Tengachaya, Kobe, and Takarazuka

Adjacent stationsEdit

« 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

HistoryEdit

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 statisticsEdit

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]

Year Number
Boarding Total
2001 14,773,000 28,665,000
2002 14,027,000 27,717,000
2003 13,930,000 26,861,000
2004 13,641,000 26,433,000
2005 14,116,000 26,863,000
2006 13,830,000 26,586,000
2007 14,471,000 27,479,000
2008 15,816,000 29,763,000
2009 13,121,000 26,406,000
2010 12,925,000 24,882,000
2011 12,819,000 24,508,000
2012 13,454,000 25,522,000
2015 14,460,000 27,320,000

Surrounding areaEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b 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

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