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Ochanomizu Station

JR East and Tokyo Metro station entrances
Location 2 Surugadai (JR East), Chiyoda, Tokyo
Operated by JR East, Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Chūō Line (Rapid), Chūō-Sōbu Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Other information
Station code M-20
Opened 1904
Passengers (JR East, FY2013) 104,737 daily

Ochanomizu Station (御茶ノ水駅 Ochanomizu-eki) is a railway station in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metro.


  • Location 1
  • Station layout 2
    • JR East 2.1
      • Platforms 2.1.1
    • Tokyo Metro 2.2
      • Platforms 2.2.1
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Passenger statistics 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


JR East's Ochanomizu station lies next to the Kanda River. During the Edo period, the Kanda River was rerouted to pass through Ochanomizu, which was otherwise a highland between two valleys. Hijiribashi (聖橋, also known as Hijiri Bridge, Hijiribashi Bridge) crosses over the river near a station exit. The subway Marunouchi Line makes a short above-ground appearance as it passes over the river. Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-dō) is easily accessible from the Hijiribashi Exit of this station. The Ochanomizu neighborhood is known for its many guitar and instrument shops.

The Tokyo Metro station is located in Bunkyō Ward, separate from the JR East station, and is served by the Marunouchi Line. The area is also served by the Chiyoda Line at Shin-Ochanomizu, which is connected to Ogawamachi station on the Toei Shinjuku Line.

Station layout

JR East

The JR East portion of the station has two island platforms serving four tracks.[1] Tracks 1 and 4 (the outer tracks) serve trains on the Chūō Line (Rapid) whilst tracks 2 and 3 are used by trains on the Chūō-Sōbu Line.[1]


1  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Shinjuku, Tachikawa and Takao
2  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Shinjuku, Nakano and Mitaka
3  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Kinshichō, Funabashi and Chiba
4  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Tokyo

There are two exits from Ochanomizu to street level. The larger of the two is the Ochanomizu-bashi exit on the western end of the station which features ticket vending machines, a JR reservation office, toilets, and lockers. The other is the Hijiri-bashi exit which only has ticket vending machines and toilets.[1]

Ochanomizu is the second stop after Tokyo Station on the Chūō Line and one stop before Akihabara Station when travelling from Shinjuku.

Tokyo Metro

Ticket gates to Marunouchi Line platforms, June 2005

The Tokyo Metro station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks.[2]


1  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Tokyo, Ginza, Shinjuku and Ogikubo
2  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Kōrakuen and Ikebukuro

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Yotsuya - Kanda
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Suidobashi - Akihabara
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-20)
Awajichō (M-19) - Hongō-Sanchōme (M-21)


The JR East station opened on 31 December 1904.[3] The Tokyo Metro station opened on 20 January 1954.[4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by 104,737 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 34th-busiest station operated by JR East.[5] In fiscal 2013, the Tokyo Metro station was used by an average of 55,529 passengers per day (exiting and entering passengers), making it the 66th-busiest station operated by Tokyo Metro.[6] The average daily passenger figures for each operator in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year JR East Tokyo Metro
1999 118,211[7]
2000 116,955[8]
2005 106,967[9]
2010 101,617[10]
2011 100,518[11] 51,629[12]
2012 100,157[13] 52,642[14]
2013 104,737[5] 55,529[6]
  • Note that JR East figures are for boarding passengers only.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Ochanomizu station map JR East Retrieved on 13 January 2009
  2. ^ Ochanomizu Station diagram Retrieved on 4 September 2009. (Japanese)
  3. ^ JR East station information Retrieved on 4 September 2009. (Japanese)
  4. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 (Databook: Japan's Private Railways). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 213.  
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b 各駅の乗降人員ランキング [Station usage ranking] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (1999年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 1999)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  12. ^ 駅別乗降人員順位表(2011年度1日平均) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  14. ^ 各駅の乗降人員ランキング (2012年) [Station usage ranking (2012)] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

External links

  • JR East station information (Japanese)
  • Tokyo Metro station information (Japanese)

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