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The station's south exit.
The station's north exit.
The station's platforms, numbered 4 to 1 from the left.
Shakujii-kōen Station (石神井公園駅 Shakujii-kōen-eki) is a train station located in the town of
Shakujii, in Tokyo's Nerima-ku. It is
served by the Ikebukuro Line of Seibu Railway.
Shakujii-kōen is the 10th station leaving from Ikebukuro
Station (incl. Ikebukuro Station) on the Seibu
The station consists of two sets of island platforms numbered from north to
south with exits on the north and south sides.
There are separate sets of ticket gates at the two entrances to
the concrete station house, instead of facilities on a walk-through
bridge over the platforms that is common in modern stations. This
requires pedestrians who cross the station block to detour to the
crossings near the station. Due to heavy traffic of the trains
that seriously intercepts road traffic, it is not uncommon for
people to cross the tracks in dangerous manner; efforts to resolve
the problem, i.e. conversion to elevated railway tracks, are being
The roads around the station's south entrance are quite narrow
and efforts have been made to encourage use of the north entrance,
a larger, more open area where bus stops, parking, an Isetan supermarket, and bicycle
racks are located. However, the south entrance, closer to
residential areas, traditional shopping streets, and Shakujii Park
(Shakujii Kōen), continues to see greater use, the area
around it being quite congested around rush hour times. Plans to
expand this station plaza area have been included in upcoming
track-laying construction projects.
The station was first established as Shakujii
Station on April 15, 1915, and renamed Shakujii
Kōen Station on March 1, 1933. Parts of the rails used as
a roof structure of platforms date back to 1926.
- This article's content is derived from that on the Japanese
Coordinates: 35°44′38″N 139°36′25″E / 35.743778°N