Yamato-Saidaiji Station

Yamato-Saidaiji Station (大和西大寺駅, Yamato Saidaiji-eki) is a railway station owned by Kintetsu Railway and located in Saidaiji Kunimichō Itchōme, Nara, Japan. The station is also called Kintetsu Saidaiji Station (近鉄西大寺駅) or Saidaiji Station (西大寺駅).

Yamato-Saidaiji

大和西大寺
Yamatosaidaiji-Station-platform.jpg
Platforms before station renovation, August 2007
Location1-1, Saidaiji Kunimichō Itchōme, Nara, Nara
(奈良県奈良市西大寺国見町1丁目1-1)
Japan
Coordinates34°41′37.62″N 135°46′57.84″E / 34.6937833°N 135.7827333°E / 34.6937833; 135.7827333Coordinates: 34°41′37.62″N 135°46′57.84″E / 34.6937833°N 135.7827333°E / 34.6937833; 135.7827333
Operated byKintetsu Railway
Line(s)
Connections
  • Bus terminal
Other information
Station codeA26, B26
History
Opened1914
Previous namesSaidaiji; Daiki Saidaiji (until 1941)

LinesEdit

Yamato-Saidaiji Station is a junction of lines coming from four directions: the Nara line from Osaka in the west and Nara in the east, the Kyoto line from Kyoto in the north, and the Kashihara Line from Kashihara in the south.[1]

LayoutEdit

 
Time's Place Saidaiji

This station has three island platforms serving five tracks on the ground. The station building is located to the north and south of the platforms and tracks, connecting NaRa Family, bus stops and taxi stands from the north gates and connecting the overbridge from the south gates.

Station shopping mall "Time's Place Saidaiji" is located on the 2nd level, housing 32 stores such as restaurants, souvenir stores and convenience store Family Mart. The shopping mall opened on September 11, 2009, with the location of 3 elevators connecting a platform each.


1, 2  Nara Line  A  for Nara
 Kashihara Line  B  for Yamato-Yagi and Kashiharajingu-mae /  H  for Tenri
 M  for Ise-Shima
 E  Change trains at Yamato-Yagi for Nagoya
 F  Change trains at Kashiharajingu-mae for Yoshino
3, 4, 5  Nara Line  A  for Gakuen-mae, Fuse, Ōsaka Namba, Amagasaki, Koshien and Kobe Sannomiya
 Kyōto Line  B  for Takanohara, Tambabashi, Kyōto and Kokusaikaikan
6  Kashihara Line  B  starting for Yamato-Yagi and Kashiharajingu-mae
 H  starting for Tenri
(mainly local trains)
 Nara Line  A  local trains and semi-express trains for Ōsaka Namba (only a few trains)
Track layout of Yamato-Saidaiji Station[2]
Kyoto Line to Kyoto
Nara Line
to Ōsaka Namba
  Nara Line
to Kintetsu Nara
Kashihara Line to Kashiharajingū-mae

SurroundingsEdit

NorthEdit

SouthEdit

  • Kintetsu Saidaiji Building
    • Kintetsu Saidaiji Shopping Center
      • SupermarketKINSHO Saidaiji
  • Kintetsu Daini Saidaiji Building
    • Saidaiji Daini Shopping Center
  • Saidai-ji
  • Saidaiji Police Box
  • Kintetsu Saidaiji Inspection Depot

Bus stopsEdit

Buses are operated by Nara Kotsu Bus Lines Co., Ltd.

  • Bus stop 1
    • Route 11 for Ichijo Senior High School
    • Route 12 for JR Nara Station via Hokkeji, Ichijo Senior High School and Kintetsu Nara Station
    • Route 14 for JR Nara Station via JASDF Nara Base, Hokkeji, Ichijo Senior High School and Kintetsu Nara Station
    • Route 73 for Utahimecho
  • Bus stop 2
    • Route 72 for Oshikuma

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Kintetsu Railway
Nara Line (A26)
Ayameike (A21)   Local   Shin-Ōmiya (A27)
Ayameike (A21)   Suburban Semi-Express   Shin-Ōmiya (A27)
Ayameike (A21)   Semi-Express   Shin-Ōmiya (A27)
Gakuen-mae (A20)   Express   Shin-Ōmiya (A27)
Gakuen-mae (A20)   Rapid Express   Shin-Ōmiya (A27)
Gakuen-mae (A20)   Limited Express (Ōsaka - Nara)   Kintetsu Nara (A28)
Kyoto Line (B26)
Heijo (B25)   Local   Shin-Omiya (A27: Nara Line)
Amagatsuji (B27: Kashihara Line)
Takanohara (B24)   Express   Shin-Omiya (A27: Nara Line)
Kashihara Line
Kintetsu Tambabashi (B07)
Takanohara (B24)
(northbound: first train - 9:40 a.m.)
(southbound: departing from Kyōto after 3 p.m.)
  Limited Express (Kyōto - Nara, Kashihara)   Kintetsu Nara (A28: Nara Line)
Kashihara Line
Kintetsu Tambabashi (B07)
Takanohara (B24)
(northbound: 1 in the morning)
(southbound: 2 after 3 p.m.)
  Limited Express (Kyōto - Ise)   Yamato-Yagi (B39: Kashihara Line)
Kintetsu Tambabashi (B07)   Limited Express "Shimakaze"   Yamato-Yagi (B39: Kashihara Line)
Kashihara Line (B26)
Heijo (B25: Kyoto Line)   Local   Amagatsuji (B27)
Takanohara (B24: Kyoto Line)   Express   Nishinokyō (B28) (non-rush hour)
Kintetsu Kōriyama (B30)
Kyoto Line   Limited Express (Kyōto - Kashihara)   Nishinokyō (B28) (non-rush hour)
Yamato-Yagi (B39)
Kyoto Line   Limited Express (Kyōto - Ise)   Yamato-Yagi (B39)
Kintetsu Tambabashi (B07: Kyoto Line)   Limited Express "Shimakaze"   Yamato-Yagi (B39)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yamato-Saidaiji Station | JapanVisitor Japan Travel Guide". Retrieved 17 Mar 2020.
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryōzō (1993). Zenkoku Tetsudō Jijō Dai-kenkyū: Ōsaka Toshin-bu, Nara Hen (in Japanese). Sōshisha. p. 134. ISBN 978-4-7942-0498-1.