Ōfuna Station

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Ōfuna Station
West gate of JR Ōfuna Station
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Kamakura
Neighborhood etc. 1 Ōfuna
Postal code 247-0056
(in Japanese) 神奈川県鎌倉市大船一丁目
Year opened 1888
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East, Shonan Monorail
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Negishi Line
Yokosuka Line
Shōnan Monorail Enoshima Line
Statistics 92,839 passengers/day (FY2008)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station
Shonan Monorail at Ōfuna Station

Ōfuna Station (大船駅 Ōfuna-eki?) is a railway station in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Ōfuna Station is served by the Tōkaidō Main Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Negishi Line (Keihin-Tōhoku Line), Yokosuka Line as well as the Shonan Monorail. It is 46.5 km from the terminus of the Tōkaidō Main Line at Tokyo Station.

Station layout[edit]

Ōfuna Station is an elevated station with five island platforms serving a total of 11 tracks. "Track 0" to the outside of Track 1 has no platform access and is reserved for the through passage of freight trains. The adjacent Shonan Monorail station has a single bay platform.

There are above-track station buildings at both ends of the platforms, toward Fujisawa and toward Totsuka, offering passage between lines inside the ticket gates. The Sunaoshi River (砂押川 Sunaoshi-gawa?), which runs between the two current station buildings, is a city boundary, meaning that the end of the station near Fujisawa is in Kamakura, while the end toward Totsuka is in Sakae-ku, Yokohama. However, the station master's office is, as was before the station's rebuilding, on the Kamakura side, so the station is treated as a Kamakura station, and not considered to be within the city of Yokohama.

The Fujisawa-side station building has the southern ticket gates and connects to East and West exits. The station building is connected by a passageway beside the building to the Shounan Monorail station. There is also a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and a View Plaza travel agency.

In the Totsuka-side station building is the northern ticket gate, connected to the Kasama Entrance.


1-2 Tokaido Main Line for Yokohama, Kawasaki, Shinagawa, and Tokyo
Shonan Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Kumagaya, Takasaki, and Maebashi
3-4 Tokaido Main Line for Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Kōzu, Odawara, and Atami
5-6 Yokosuka Line for Yokohama, Musashi-Kosugi, Shinagawa and Tokyo
Sōbu Main Line for Chiba, Narita Line for Narita Airport,
Uchibō Line for Kimitsu, Sotobō Line for Kazusa-Ichinomiya
Shonan Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Oyama, and Utsunomiya
Narita Express for Narita Airport
7 Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
Shonan Shinjuku Line for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ōmiya
8 Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
9-10 Keihin-Tohoku Line for Yokohama, Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
Yokohama Line for Higashi-Kanagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachioji

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tōkaidō Main Line
Shinagawa   Commuter Rapid   Fujisawa
Totsuka   Acty   Fujisawa
Totsuka   Local   Fujisawa
Yokosuka Line
Totsuka   Narita Express   Kita-Kamakura(some)
Totsuka Local Kita-Kamakura
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Totsuka   Special Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
Totsuka   Rapid
(Takasaki Line - Tōkaidō Main Line)
Totsuka   Rapid
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
Totsuka   Local
(Utsunomiya Line - Yokosuka Line)
Negishi Line
Hongōdai   Rapid   Terminus
Hongōdai   Local   Terminus
Shōnan Monorail Enoshima Line
Terminus Local Fujimichō


Yokohama Dreamland Monorail platforms in June 1984

Ōfuna Station opened on November 1, 1888 as a station on the Tōkaidō Main Line. The Yokosuka Line between Ōfuna and Yokosuka opened on June 16, 1889.[citation needed] Freight operations began in 1894.[citation needed]

In May 1966, the Yokohama Dreamland Monorail began operations from Ōfuna to Yokohama Dreamland, an amusement park built some 7 km north of the station. However, the monorail stopped running in September 1967 after cracks were found in the guideway.[1]

In March 7, 1970 another monorail began operations from Ōfuna to the south. This Shonan Monorail eventually connected the station to Enoshima.


  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ Demery, Leroy W. Monorails in Japan, p.25. Carquinez Associates, 2005.

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Coordinates: 35°21′12″N 139°31′52″E / 35.35333°N 139.53111°E / 35.35333; 139.53111