Hiroo Station

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Hiroo Station
広尾駅
HirooStation1372.jpg
Hiroo station entrance 2 in 2005
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Minato
Neighborhood etc. 5-10-28 Minami-Aazabu
(in Japanese) 東京都港区南麻布5-10-28
History
Year opened 1964
Rail services
Station number(s) H03
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Hiroo Station (広尾駅 Hiroo-eki?) is a subway station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line in Tokyo operated by Tokyo Metro.

Lines[edit]

Hiroo Station is served by the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line from Kita-Senju to Naka-Meguro, with through-running services to and from the Tobu Skytree Line in the north. The station is stop H03, and is 17.8 km from the northern end of the line at Kita-Senju.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The underground station consists of two opposed side platforms serving two tracks.

Platforms[edit]

1 Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Ebisu and Naka-Meguro
2 Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Roppongi, Ginza, Ueno, and Kita-senju
Tobu Skytree Line for Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hibiya Line (H-03)
Ebisu (H-02) - Roppongi (H-04)

Exits[edit]

The station has three exits, numbered 1 to 3. Exit 1 is convenient for visitors to the Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, the Tokyo Metropolitan Library, the Hiroo shopping arcade, and the Kitazato Research Hospital. Exit 2 serves those going to Seishin Women's College or the Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital. Exit 3 is closest to the Japan Red Cross Nursing College or Treatment Center, and the Aoyama district.

Surrounding area[edit]

Hiroo is a desirable upscale residential area with convenient access to a variety of popular areas in Tokyo. It is located on the borders of Shibuya and Minato wards in Tokyo. Hiroo is within walking distance of the nightlife district Roppongi, as well as trendy shopping and dining areas like Ebisu, Azabu Juban, and Daikanyama.

Hiroo is home to many expatriates and professionals working in Tokyo. There are many embassies and several international schools in the area. The German Embassy is a short walk from the station. Hiroo is home to the National Azabu Supermarket, an upscale grocery store which features foreign brands. It closed in October 2011 for rebuilding, and reopened in August 2012.

The Hiroo Shopping street offers a mix of traditional Japanese craft stores and modern boutiques. The Mormon Tokyo Japan Temple is close to Hiroo Station, as is Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park.

History[edit]

The station opened on 25 March 1964.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 212–213. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

External links[edit]

Tokyo Metro Hiroo Station information (Japanese)

Coordinates: 35°39′08″N 139°43′20″E / 35.652188°N 139.722227°E / 35.652188; 139.722227