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Kawaramachi Station (Kyoto)

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Kawaramachi Station (Kyoto)

Former Hankyu Department Store building above the underground terminal, now occupied by Kyoto Marui
Location Shijō-dōri Kawaramachi, Shimogyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Kyoto Main Line
Opened 1963
Passengers (2012[1]) 25,267,000

Kawaramachi Station (河原町駅 Kawaramachi eki) is the terminal station of the Hankyu Kyoto Line of Hankyu Railway in Kyoto, 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.


  • Layout 1
  • Adjacent stations 2
  • History 3
  • Passenger statistics 4
  • Surrounding area 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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 stations

« 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   Commutation Limited Express   Terminus
Karasuma   Limited Express "Kyo-Train", "Ogura"   Terminus


The station opened on June 17, 1963. Before the opening of Kawaramachi Station and Karasuma Station, the Hankyu Kyoto Line terminated at Ōmiya Station.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013), approximately 13,454,000 passengers boarded from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[2]

Year Number
2001 14,773,000
2002 14,027,000
2003 13,930,000
2004 13,641,000
2005 14,116,000
2006 13,830,000
2007 14,471,000
2008 15,816,000
2009 13,121,000
2010 12,925,000
2011 12,819,000
2012 13,454,000

Surrounding area

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.

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.


  1. ^ Statistics of Kyoto City(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture

External links

  • Kawaramachi Station from Hankyu Railway website (Japanese)
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