Futako-Tamagawa Station

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Futako-Tamagawa Station
二子玉川駅
Futakotamagawa-Sta-W.JPG
Futako-Tamagawa Station west entrance
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Setagaya
Neighborhood etc. 2-22-13 Tamagawa
Postal code 158-0094
(in Japanese) 東京都世田谷区玉川2-22-13
History
Year opened 1907
Former names Tamagawa (玉川) Station
Futako-Tamagawaen (二子玉川園) Station
Present name since 2000
Rail services
Station number(s) DT-07, OM-15
Operator(s) Tōkyū Corporation
Line(s) Den-en-toshi Line
Ōimachi Line
Statistics 103,061 passengers/day
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Futako-Tamagawa Station (二子玉川駅 Futako-tamagawa-eki?) is located in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. The area surrounding the station is commonly called Futako-Tamagawa, and often refers to the Tamagawa and Seta districts of Setagaya, but there is no precise definition. It is colloquially referred to as "Futako" (フタコ) or "Nikotama" (ニコタマ), from an alternate reading of the first three kanji characters in the name.

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Station layout[edit]

Futako-Tamagawa Station platform
1 Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line SaginumaNagatsutaChūō-Rinkan
2 Tokyu Oimachi Line Mizonokuchi
3 Tokyu Oimachi Line JiyūgaokaŌokayamaHatanodaiŌimachi
4 Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line Shibuya ・ (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Direct) Oshiage ・ (Tobu Skytree Line Direct) Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen・(Tobu Isesaki Line Direct) Kuki ・ (Tobu Nikko Line Direct) Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
Yōga   Local   Futako-Shinchi
Yōga   Semi-Express   Mizonokuchi
Sangen-Jaya   Express   Mizonokuchi
Tokyu Ōimachi Line
Kami-noge   Local
(not passing Futako-Shinchi and Takatsu)
  Futako-Shinchi
Kami-noge   Local
(passing Futako-Shinchi and Takatsu)
  Mizonokuchi
Jiyūgaoka   Express   Mizonokuchi

Surrounding area[edit]

The east side of Futako Tamagawa is undergoing redevelopment under the Futako-Tamagawa RISE complex development up to 2015. There are plans for three sectors; sector one was centered around a station building, comprising retail outlets and opening, as it were, mere days after the Fukushima earthquake/tsunami. Sector two will be a high-rise commercial and hotel district, and sector three consists of similarly high-rise apartments, the tallest of which will be 151 metres high. There are also plans to improve road access to the capital. Redevelopment has already changed the area - the station was revamped in 1997, and a 27-storey apartment building, the aptly named "Proud Tower Futako Tamagawa", became news for having rooms surpassing the 2 hundred million yen (1,700,000 USD) mark.

The Tamagawa Takashimaya (玉川高島屋?) Shopping Center is a branch of the Takashimaya department store chain. It opened as Japan's first suburban shopping centre in 1969, and kick-started the development of similar stores around Japan.

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1907 Tamagawa Line (玉川線 Tamagawa-sen?) (Tram) has been started, and the station opened as Tamagawa Station (玉川駅 Tamagawa-eki?).
  • March 1, 1924 Kinuta Line (砧線 Kinuta-sen?) (Tram) started.
  • July 15, 1927 Mizonokuchi Line (溝ノ口線 Mizonokuchi-sen?) started from Tamagawa Station to Mizonokuchi Station.
  • November 1, 1929 Futako-Tamagawa Line (二子玉川線 Futako-Tamagawa-sen?) started. And Futako-Tamagawa Station (二子玉川駅 Futako-Tamagawa-eki?) opened.
  • December 25, 1929 Futako-Tamagawa Line was integrated into Oimachi Line.
  • March 10, 1939 Tamagawa Station was renamed to Yomiuri-Yuen Station (よみうり遊園駅 Yomiuri-Yuen-eki?).
  • December 1, 1940 Yomiuri-Yuen Station and Futako-Tamagawa Station were integrated, and the name became Futako-Yomiurien Station (二子読売園駅 Futako-Yomiurien-eki?).
  • July 1, 1943 Mizonokuchi Line was integrated into Oimachi Line.
  • October 20, 1944 Futako-Yomiurien Station was renamed to Futako-Tamagawa Station.
  • August 1, 1954 Futako-Tamagawa Station was renamed to Futako-Tamagawaen Station (二子玉川園駅 Futako-Tamagawaen-eki?).
  • October 11, 1963 Oimachi Line was renamed to Den-en-toshi Line.
  • May 10, 1969 Tamagawa Line and Kinuta Line were abolished.
  • April 7, 1977 Shin-Tamagawa Line (新玉川線 Shin-Tamagawa-sen?) started.
  • August 12, 1979 The name of Oimachi Line was revived.
  • August 6, 2000 Shin-Tamagawa Line was renamed to Den-en-toshi Line. And, Futako-Tamagawaen Station was renamed to Futako-Tamagawa Station.

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Coordinates: 35°36′42″N 139°37′36″E / 35.611582°N 139.626778°E / 35.611582; 139.626778