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Nihombashi Station (日本橋駅, Nihonbashi-eki) is a subway station in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo, Japan, jointly operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) and Tokyo Metro.

G11 T10 A13
Nihombashi Station

Exit B9 in April 2010
Location1 Nihonbashi, Chūō-ku, Tokyo
Operated by
Platforms1 island platform, 1 side platform (Ginza Line)
2 side platforms (Asakusa Line)
1 island platform (Tozai Line)
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Station code
  • G-11 (Ginza Line)
  • T-10 (Tōzai Line)
  • A-13 (Asakusa Line)
OpenedDecember 24, 1932
Rebuilt1963, 1967, 1984
Previous namesEdobashi (Asakusa Line, 1963–1989)
Preceding station   Tokyo Metro   Following station
toward Nakano
Tozai Line
Commuter Rapid
toward Shibuya
Ginza Line
toward Asakusa
Toei Subway
toward Nishi-magome
Asakusa Line
Airport Limited Express
toward Oshiage
toward Nishi-magome
Asakusa Line
toward Oshiage
Nihombashi Station is located in Tokyo
Nihombashi Station
Nihombashi Station
Location within Tokyo


Nihombashi Station is served by the following lines.

Station layoutEdit

The Ginza Line station originally opened as an island platform serving two tracks, but overcrowding prompted the construction of a side platform serving Shibuya-bound trains in 1984. As of 2013, the island platform serves only Asakusa-bound trains, and the Shibuya side of the platform is fenced off.

The Tōzai Line station consists of an island platform serving two tracks, while the Asakusa Line station consists of two side platforms with two tracks between them. At the Asakusa line station, passengers must choose their direction before passing through the ticket gates.

Tokyo Metro platformsEdit

The Tozai Line platforms in March 2013
1 G Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Akasaka-mitsuke and Shibuya
2 G Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Ueno and Asakusa
3 T Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line for Urayasu and Nishi-funabashi
JB Sōbu Line (Local) for Tsudanuma
TR Tōyō Rapid Railway Line for Tōyō-Katsutadai
4 T Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line for Ōtemachi, Takadanobaba and Nakano
JB Chūō Line (Local) for Mitaka

Toei Subway platformsEdit

1 A Toei Asakusa Line for Sengakuji and Nishi-magome
KK Keikyū Main Line for Shinagawa, Haneda Airport (International Terminal and Domestic Termimal), Yokohama and Misakiguchi
2 A Toei Asakusa Line for Oshiage
KS Keisei Main Line for Aoto, Keisei Narita and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
KS Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
HS Hokusō Line for Inba-Nihon-Idai


The Tokyo Underground Railway (which built the Asakusa-Shimbashi section of the Ginza Line) opened a station here on December 24, 1932, when they extended the line south to Kyōbashi. On September 1, 1941, they merged with the Tokyo Rapid Railway to form the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA).[citation needed]

The next development was the opening of Edobashi Station on February 28, 1963, when Toei Line 1 was extended to Higashi-Ginza. Transfer was allowed between the two lines here, but the complex only became a true interchange when the Tōzai Line station opened on September 14, 1967.[1]

Toei Line 1 only received its name – the Asakusa Line – on July 1, 1978, and Edobashi station was renamed on March 19, 1989 to avoid confusion with Edogawabashi Station on the Yūrakuchō Line, which opened in 1974.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Schwandl, Robert. "Tokyo". UrbanRail.Net. Retrieved 30 May 2013.

Coordinates: 35°40′55.92″N 139°46′28.48″E / 35.6822000°N 139.7745778°E / 35.6822000; 139.7745778