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Ueno Station
Ueno Station Main Building.jpg
Main building of the station
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Taitō
Neighborhood etc. 7 Ueno (JR Station)
3 Higashi-Ueno (Tokyo Metro)
Year opened 1883
Rail services
JR East
Akita Shinkansen
Nagano Shinkansen
Jōetsu Shinkansen
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Jōban Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Takasaki Line
Tōhoku Main Line
Yamanote Line
Tokyo Metro
Ginza Line
Hibiya Line
Main hall
One of the entrances of the station

Ueno Station (上野駅 ueno-eki ?) is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and other famous cultural facilities. A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminus for long-distance trains from the northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years. A similar extension of conventional lines will extend the Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line and Joban Line to Tokyo Station via the Tohoku Through Line on existing little-used tracks and a new viaduct.

Ueno Station should not be confused with the nearby Keisei-Ueno Station, the Tokyo terminus of the Keisei Main Line to Narita Airport Station.



Opening of current station building in 1932

The station opened on July 28, 1883. After the destruction of this first building in the fires caused by the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, Japanese Government Railways constructed the current station buildings. In 1927, Tokyo Underground Railway (now Tokyo Metro) opened Japan's first subway line from here to Asakusa Station. Following World War II, the neighbourhood in front of Ueno Station was a major center of black market activity.

Station Building

Like most major stations in Japan, Ueno station contains and is surrounded by extensive shopping arcades. Ueno's includes a branch of the Hard Rock Cafe.


Platforms and tracks

The station has two main levels of tracks and a deep underground station for the Tohoku Shinkansen tracks. Through tracks 1 to 4 on two island platforms on the main level are used by Yamanote Line and Keihin Tohoku Line trains. Through tracks 5 to 9 on two island platforms and one side of a terminal platform, lead only to storage tracks near Akihabara Station for empty trains, but will in future continue on the Tohoku Through Line to Tokyo Station and beyond on the Tokaido Line. Tracks 10 to 12 terminate inside the building, and below these on a lower deck are further terminal tracks 13 to 18. Two subterranean island platforms serve Shinkansen tracks 19 to 22[1].


This station is served by the following lines:


  • Because this station was the traditional point of arrival and departure for journeys to the northern Japan, it became the inspiration for many poems and song lyrics, including a famous tanka by Ishikawa Takuboku. There is a memorial plate about this poem in the station.

Adjacent stations

« Service »
East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
Tōhoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen
Jōetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen
Tōkyō - Ōmiya
Yamanote Line
Okachimachi - Uguisudani
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tabata Rapid Akihabara
Okachimachi Local Uguisudani
Tōhoku Line (Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line)
Terminus Local, Commuter Rapid Oku
Terminus Rapid Akabane
Jōban Line
Terminus - Nippori
Tokyo Metro
Ginza Line (G-16)
Ueno-hirokōji (G-15) - Inarichō (G-17)
Hibiya Line (H-17)
Naka-Okachimachi (H-16) - Iriya (H-18)

External links


  1. ^ information gleaned from Ueno enlargement in a Tokyo street atlas, dated 1997

Coordinates: 35°42′48″N 139°46′36″E / 35.713434°N 139.776725°E / 35.713434; 139.776725.

Simple English

Coordinates: 35°42′48″N 139°46′36″E / 35.713434°N 139.776725°E / 35.713434; 139.776725

Ueno Station (上野駅,うえのえき) is a Railway station of JR East and Tokyo Metro in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Ueno Station should not be confused with the nearby Keisei-Ueno Station.


JR East
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Tokyo - Ueno - Ōmiya
Yamanote Line
Okachimachi - Ueno - Uguisudani
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Akihabara - Ueno - Tabata
Okachimachi - Ueno - Uguisudani
Tōkaidō Line
Ueno - Akabane
Local, Commuter Rapid
Ueno - Oku
Jōban Line
Ueno - Nippori
Tokyo Metro
File:Subway Ginza Line
Ueno-hirokōji (M 15) - Ueno (G 16) - Inarichō (M 17)
File:Subway Hibiya Line
Naka-Okachimachi (H 16) - Ueno (H 17) - Iriya (H 18)
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