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Shibuya Station
渋谷駅
ShibuyaEastExit2005-5.jpg
Shibuya Station viewed from the east.
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Shibuya
Coordinates 35°39′31″N 139°42′05″E / 35.658514°N 139.70133°E / 35.658514; 139.70133Coordinates: 35°39′31″N 139°42′05″E / 35.658514°N 139.70133°E / 35.658514; 139.70133
(in Japanese) 東京都渋谷区
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Keio
Tokyu
Tokyo Metro
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Shibuya Station (渋谷駅 Shibuya-eki?) is a train station located in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. With 2.4 million passengers on an average weekday in 2004, it is the fourth-busiest commuter rail station in Japan (after Shinjuku , Ikebukuro, and Ōsaka / Umeda) handling a large amount of commuter traffic between the center city and suburbs to the south and west[1] .

Contents

Lines

JR East

Private railways

Subways

Note that the Hanzōmon Line and the Fukutoshin Line are directly connected (without passing through ticket gates), but they are not directly connected to the Ginza Line. There is no direct connection between the two Tōkyū lines either.

Station layout

The statue of Hachikō, outside the Hachikō Exit

The main station building is occupied by a Tokyu department store. The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, originally built and operated by a Tokyu keiretsu company, uses platforms on the third floor. The JR lines and Tōkyū Tōyoko Line use parallel platforms on the second floor, while the Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line and Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line share platforms underground, and the Keiō Inokashira Line uses platforms on the second floor of the Shibuya Mark City building to the west of the main station complex. The Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, opened in 2008 is located on the fifth basement under Meiji Street, to the east of the Tōyoko Line station. The Tōyoko Line will be connected to the Fukutoshin Line station to allow through service between the two lines starting in 2012.

There are six exits from the main JR/Tōkyū/Tōkyō Metro complex. The Hachikō Exit (ハチ公口 Hachikō-guchi?) on the west side, named for the nearby statue of the dog Hachikō and adjacent to Shibuya's famous scramble crossing, is a particularly popular meeting spot. The Tamagawa Exit (玉川口 Tamagawa-guchi?) on the west side leads to the Keiō Inokashira Line station.

On November 17, 2008, a mural by Tarō Okamoto, "The Myth of Tomorrow", depicting a human figure being hit by an atomic bomb, was unveiled in its new permanent location at the station, in the connecting passage to the Keiō Inokashira Line entrance.

JR East

JR East
Shibuya Station
渋谷駅
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
Ward Shibuya
Neighborhood etc. 1-1 Dogenzaka Itchōme
(in Japanese) 東京都渋谷区道玄坂一丁目1-1
History
Year opened 1885
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Yamanote Line
Saikyō Line
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
1 Yamanote Line MeguroShinagawaTokyo
2 Yamanote Line ShinjukuIkebukuro
3 Saikyō Line Shinjuku ・ Ikebukuro ・ Akabame ・ Ōmiya
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
(Through service for Takasaki Line)
Ōmiya ・ KumagayaTakasakiMaebashi
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
(Through service for Utsunomiya Line)
Ōmiya ・ OyamaUtsunomiya
4 Saikyō Line
Rinkai Line
EbisuŌsaki
Shin-Kiba
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
(Through service for Tōkaidō Main Line)
YokohamaŌfunaOdawara
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
(Through service for Yokosuka Line)
Yokohama ・ Ōfuna ・ Zushi
Ltd. Express Narita Express Narita Airport


Tōkyū Tōyoko Line

Tōkyū (Tōyoko Line)
Shibuya Station
渋谷駅
Shibuya Toyoko Line.jpg
Tōkyū Tōyoko Line platforms
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
Ward Shibuya
Neighborhood etc. 24-1 Shibuya Nichōme
(in Japanese) 東京都渋谷区渋谷二丁目24-1
History
Year opened 1927
Rail services
Operator(s) Tokyu Corporation
Line(s) Tōyoko Line
1・2 Tōyoko Line Naka-MeguroJiyūgaokaYokohama ・ (Minatomirai Line) Motomachi-Chūkagai
  (Exit Only)  
3・4 Tōyoko Line Naka-Meguro ・ Jiyūgaoka ・ Yokohama ・ (Minatomirai Line) Motomachi-Chūkagai
  (Exit Only)  


Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line

Tōkyū (Den-en-toshi Line, Hanzōmon Line)
Shibuya Station
渋谷駅
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
Ward Shibuya
Neighborhood etc. 1-1 Dogenzaka Nichōme
(in Japanese) 東京都渋谷区道玄坂二丁目1-1
History
Year opened 1977
Rail services
Station number(s) Z-01
Operator(s) Tokyu Corporation
Line(s) Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line
Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line
  • One island platform serving two tracks
1 Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line Futako-TamagawaNagatsutaChūō-Rinkan
2 Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line ŌtemachiOshiage ・ (Tōbu Isesaki Line) Kuki ・ (Tōbu Nikkō Line) Minami-Kurihashi


Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

Tōkyū (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line)
Shibuya Station
渋谷駅
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
Ward Shibuya
Neighborhood etc. 1-1 Dogenzaka Nichōme
(in Japanese) 東京都渋谷区道玄坂二丁目1-1
History
Year opened 2008
Rail services
Station number(s) F-16
Operator(s) Tokyu Corporation
Line(s) Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

Two island platforms serving two tracks. The two platforms are connected by temporary structures bridging the currently unused two tracks between them.

3 Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line Shinjuku-sanchōmeIkebukuroWakōshiKawagoeshiHannō
4 Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line Shinjuku-sanchōme ・ Ikebukuro ・ Wakōshi ・ Kawagoeshi ・ Hannō


Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

Tokyo Metro
Shibuya Station
渋谷駅
GinzaLine Shibuya200505-5.jpg
A Ginza Line train arriving in Shibuya. Shibuya is the only place where the line runs above ground.
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
Ward Shibuya
Neighborhood etc. 1-1 Dogenzaka Itchōme
(in Japanese) 東京都渋谷区道玄坂一丁目1-1
History
Year opened 1938
Rail services
Station number(s) G-01
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Ginza Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station
  • Two side platforms serving two tracks
1 (Exit Only)  
2 Ginza Line Akasaka-mitsukeGinzaUenoAsakusa


Keiō Inokashira Line

Keio
Shibuya Station
渋谷駅
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
Ward Shibuya
Neighborhood etc. 4-1 Dogenzaka Itchōme
(in Japanese) 東京都渋谷区道玄坂一丁目4-1
History
Year opened 1933
Rail services
Operator(s) Keio Corporation
Line(s) Inokashira Line
  • Two bay platforms serving two tracks
1・2 Inokashira Line Shimo-KitazawaMeidaimaeEifukuchōKugayamaKichijōji


History

Bus terminal on the west side of Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station first opened on March 1, 1885 as a stop on the Shinagawa Line, a predecessor of the present-day Yamanote Line. The station was later expanded to accommodate the Tamagawa Railway (1907; closed 1969), the Tōkyō Line (1927), the Teito Shibuya Line (1933; now the Inokashira Line), the Tōkyō Rapid Railway (1938; began through service with the Ginza Line in 1939 and formally merged in 1941), the Den-en-toshi Line (1977) and the Hanzōmon Line (1978).

Around the station

Around the station is the commercial center of Shibuya. The Tokyu Department Store is connected to the east gate of the station and several other department stores are within walking distance.

There is an underground river running under the station, to the east and parallel to the JR tracks. Unlike most other Japanese department stores, the east block of Tokyu Department Store does not have retail space in the basement because of this. An escalator in the east block built over the river stops a few steps above floor level to make space for machinery underneath without digging. Rivers are deemed public space by Japanese law, so building over one is normally illegal. It is not clear why this was allowed when it was first built in 1933.

Adjacent stations

« Service »
JR East
Yamanote Line
Ebisu - Harajuku
Saikyō Line
Ebisu Local Shinjuku
Ebisu Rapid Shinjuku
Ebisu Commuter Rapid Shinjuku
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Shinjuku Local Ebisu
Shinjuku Rapid Ebisu
Shinjuku Special Rapid Ōsaki
Keiō
Inokashira Line
Terminus   Local   Shinsen
Terminus   Express   (Komaba-Tōdaimae)
Shimo-Kitazawa
Tōkyū
Den-en-toshi Line
Through to Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line   Local   Ikejiriohashi
Through to Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line   Semi-Express   Ikejiriohashi
Through to Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line   Express   Sangen-jaya
Tōyoko Line
Terminus   Local   Daikan-yama
Terminus   Express   Naka-Meguro
Terminus   Commuter Ltd. Exp.   Naka-Meguro
Terminus   Ltd. Exp.   Naka-Meguro
Tōkyō Metro
Ginza Line
Terminus - Omotesandō
Hanzōmon Line
Through to Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line - Omotesandō
Fukutoshin Line
Meiji-Jingūmae Local Terminus
Shinjuku-Sanchōme Express
Commuter Express
Terminus

References

  1. ^ JR East 891,460 [1], Tokyu 414,833+680,395 [2], Tokyo Metro Hanzoumon Line 472,123+258,609 [3], Keio 343,697 [4] Totals 3,061,117 million

See also

External links


Simple English

File:JR Shibuya
JR East Shibuya Station
File:Shibuya Station-New main
Tokyu & Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station entrance

Shibuya Station (渋谷駅,しぶやえき) is a Railway station of JR East, Tokyu Corporation, Keio Corporation and Tokyo Metro in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Adjacent stations

JR East
Yamanote Line
Ebisu - Shibuya - Harajuku
Saikyō Line
Commuter Rapid, Rapid, Local
Ebisu - Shibuya - Shinjuku
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Special Rapid
Shinjuku - Shibuya - Ōsaki
Rapid, Local
Shinjuku - Shibuya - Ebisu
Tōkyū
Tōyoko Line
Ltd. Exp., Commuter Ltd. Exp., Expless
Shibuya - Naka-Meguro
Local
Shibuya - Daikan-yama
Den-en-toshi Line
Expless
Through to Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line - Shibuya - Sangen-jaya
Semi-Express, Local
Through to Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line - Shibuya - Ikejiriohashi
Keiō
Inokashira Line
Expless
Shibuya - Shimo-Kitazawa
Local
Shibuya - Shinsen
Tokyo Metro
File:Subway Ginza Line
Shibuya (G 01) - Omotesandō (G 02)
File:Subway Hanzōmon Line
Through to Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line - Shibuya (Z 01) - Omotesandō (Z 02)
File:Subway Fukutoshin Line
Expless
Shinjuku-Sanchōme (F 13) - Shibuya (F 16)
Local
Meiji-Jingūmae (F 15) - Shibuya (F 16)
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