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Omote-sando Station (表参道駅, Omote-sandō-eki) is a Tokyo Metro subway station located at the intersection of Omotesandō (Avenue Omotesandō) and Aoyama-dori (Aoyama Street) in Aoyama, Minato ward, Tokyo, Japan. Part of the Chiyoda Line platforms extends into Shibuya ward.
Omote-sando Station entrance, May 2010
|Location||3-6-12 Kita-aoyama, Minato, Tokyo|
|Operated by||Tokyo Metro|
|Previous names||Aoyama-rokuchōme (until 1978)|
Omote-sando Station is served by the following three lines.
There are three levels at this station:
- B1: Ginza and Hanzomon Line platforms
- B2: Ticket hall / ticket gates / main concourse
- B3: Chiyoda Line platforms
All platforms are wheelchair accessible. There is same-direction cross-platform interchange between the Ginza and Hanzomon lines, making this a convenient transfer point on the Aoyama-dōri section of these lines. Passengers who wish to change to the JR lines or the Keio Inokashira Line at Shibuya often change to the Ginza line here; those who want the Tokyu Toyoko Line, the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line or the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line change to the Hanzomon Line. Ginza/Hanzomon Line passengers must exit the station by going down to the ticket gates; they cannot go directly up to the street.
The Chiyoda Line station has one island platform and two tracks. The Ginza/Hanzomon Lines station has two island platforms and four tracks. There are same-direction cross-platform interchanges in the Ginza/Hanzomon Lines station.
|1||Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line||for Meiji-jingumae and Yoyogi-uehara|
Odakyu Odawara Line for Hon-Atsugi and Isehara
|2||Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line||for Otemachi, Kita-senju, and Ayase|
Joban Line (Local) for Matsudo, Kashiwa and Toride (via Ayase)
|3||Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line||for Shibuya|
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line for Chūō-Rinkan
|4||Tokyo Metro Ginza Line||for Shibuya|
|5||Tokyo Metro Ginza Line||for Akasaka-mitsuke, Ginza, Ueno, and Asakusa|
|6||Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line||for Otemachi and Oshiage|
Tobu Skytree Line for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen
Tobu Isesaki Line for Kuki
Tōbu Nikkō Line for Minami-Kurihashi
The station was opened as the terminus of the Tokyo Rapid Railway from Toranomon as Aoyama-rokuchōme Station (青山六丁目駅) on November 18, 1938, at a site approx. 180 m southwest of its current location (between the current station and Shibuya Station). It became a through station later that year when the section to Shibuya opened on December 20. When through services from the Tokyo Underground Railway (from Asakusa) began on September 16, 1939, the station became Jingūmae Station (神宮前駅). This makes it the only Tokyo Metro station to have been renamed twice.[when?]
The Chiyoda Line platforms at Omotesando Station opened on October 20, 1972; the Omotesando name was used to avoid confusion with Meiji-Jingūmae Station, the next stop on the Chiyoda Line toward Yoyogi-Uehara. From 1972 to 1977, Omotesando and Jingumae were separate stations for the Chiyoda and Ginza lines respectively. In 1977, the Ginza Line moved to a temporary station on the northeast side of Omotesando Station, pending completion of the Hanzomon Line platforms. The new platforms for the Hanzomon Line and Ginza Line opened on August 1, 1978. The space used for the old Jingumae Station remains visible from the Ginza Line tunnel as of 2015.
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