Kanayama Station (Aichi)

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Kanayama Station
Prefecture Aichi
(See other stations in Aichi)
City Nagoya
Neighborhood etc. Atsuta-ku and Naka-ku
(in Japanese) 名古屋市熱田区・中区
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Nagoya Railroad
City of Nagoya Transportation Bureau
Aiga bus inv.svg Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station

Kanayama Station (金山駅 Kanayama-eki?) is a railway station partly in Naka-ku, and partly in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. This station is a concentrated terminal of JR Central, Meitetsu and Nagoya Municipal Subway. This is the main access terminal to Chūbu Centrair International Airport, and provides access to Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

JR Central Kanayama Station[edit]

JR Central
JR Kanayama Station
JR 金山駅
Prefecture Aichi
City Nagoya
Ward Naka
Neighborhood etc. Kanayama 1-17-18
(in Japanese) 名古屋市中区金山一丁目17-18
Year opened 1962
Rail services
Operator(s) JR Central
Line(s) Tōkaidō Main Line
Chuo Main Line
Statistics 56,759 passengers/day 2008

JR Kanayama Station is one of the stations within Kanayama Station, and the second one to have been opened, on January 25, 1962; 52 years ago (1962-01-25), after Meitetsu Kanayama. It is a main stop on the Chūō Line and the Tōkaidō Line. On the Tōkaidō Main Line, there is a rapid train known as the Home Liner, and on the Chūō Main Line, there is a rapid train known as the Central Liner. There is a special wicket that allows passengers to transfer from JR lines to Meitetsu lines, which is possible because the Meitetsu tracks are within the JR tracks. There is also a service counter. Business hours at the ticket counter are from 5:30 am to 11:50 pm.[1]




1 Chūō Main Line For Kōzōji, Tajimi, Mizunami, Ena, and Nakatsugawa
2 Chūō Main Line For Nagoya
3 Tōkaidō Main Line For Ōbu, Kariya, Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Taketoyo
4 Tōkaidō Main Line For Owari-Ichinomiya, Gifu, and Ōgaki

There are two physical platforms for four lines. The two physical platforms straddle the platforms of Meitetsu Kanayama, which are sandwiched in the middle. Platforms 1 and 2 are for the Chūō Line, with Platform 1 serving trains bound for Tajimi Station and Platform 2 serving trains bound for Nagoya Station. Platforms 3 and 4 are for the Tōkaidō Line, with Platform 3 serving trains bound for Toyohashi Station and Platform 4 serving trains bound for Nagoya Station.[1]

The station is completely accessible inside the gates for passengers with disabilities.[2]

Meitetsu Kanayama Station[edit]

Nagoya Railroad
Meitetsu Kanayama Station
名鉄 金山駅
Prefecture Aichi
City Nagoya
Ward Atsuta
Neighborhood etc. Kanayama-cho 1-1-18
(in Japanese) 名古屋市熱田区金山町一丁目1-18
Year opened 1944
Former name Kanayamabashi Station
Present name since 1989
Rail services
Operator(s) Nagoya Railroad
Line(s) Nagoya Main Line
Statistics 73,167 passengers/day 2008

Meitetsu Kanayama station holds the distinction of being the oldest of the three stations that make up Kanayama Station, having been operating since September 1, 1944; 70 years ago (1944-09-01). Originally it was known as Kanayamabashi Station.


There are three wickets, namely the West Wicket, Central Wicket, and East Wicket. There is also a special wicket that allows transfers between JR and Meitetsu Lines.[3]


2 island platforms serve 4 tracks.

1, 2 Nagoya Line for Nagoya, Ichinomiya and Gifu
Inuyama Line
Hiromi Line
for Iwakura, Inuyama, Shin Unuma and Shin Kani
Tsushima Line
Bisai Line
for Tsushima, Saya and Yatomi
3, 4 Nagoya Line
Toyokawa Line
for Jingu-mae, Narumi, Chiryu, Higashi-Okazaki, Toyohashi and Toyokawa-Inari
Nishio Line for Nishio and Kira-Yoshida
Tokoname Line
Airport Line
for Otagawa, Tokoname and Central Japan International Airport
Kowa Line
Chita New Line
for Chita Handa, Kowa and Utsumi

Nagoya Municipal Subway Kanayama Station[edit]

Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya
Nagoya Municipal Subway Kanayama Station
名古屋市営地下鉄 金山駅
Prefecture Aichi
City Nagoya
Ward Naka
Neighborhood etc. Kanayama 1-13-11
(in Japanese) 名古屋市中区金山一丁目13-11
Year opened 1967
Rail services
Station number(s) M01
Operator(s) Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya
Line(s) Meijō Line
Meikō Line
Statistics 71,314 passengers/day 2008

The subway portion of Kanayama Station was opened on March 30, 1967; 47 years ago (1967-03-30). Kanayama Station includes a stop on the Meijō Line and Meikō Line. Inside the gates is a small Doutor Coffee shop open every day from 7 am to 9:30 pm.[4]




1 Meijō Line for Aratama-bashi, Yagoto, and Motoyama
2 Meikō Line for Tōkai-dōri and Nagoyakō
3 Meijō Line from Nagoyako for Kamimaezu, Sakae, and Ōzone
4 Meijō Line from Aratama-bashi for Kamimaezu, Sakae, and Ōzone

There are four platforms. Platforms 3 and 4, on one physical platform, both serve trains bound for Sakae Station and Ōzone Station. The other physical platform has trains bound for Nagoyakō Station on Platform 2 and trains bound for Aratama-bashi Station on Platform 1.[5]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagoya Municipal Subway
Meijō Line
Nishi Takakura
- Higashi Betsuin
Meikō Line
Hibino - Higashi Betsuin (Meijo Line)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 金山駅 [Kanayama Station] (in Japanese). JR Central. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  2. ^ バリアフリー [Barrier-free Kanayama Station] (in Japanese). JR Central. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  3. ^ 金山 [Kanayama] (in Japanese). Nagoya Railroad. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  4. ^ 駅構内店舗 [Shops inside the Station] (in Japanese). Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  5. ^ 駅構内図 [Diagram of Station Interior] (in Japanese). Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°08′36″N 136°54′03″E / 35.1432528°N 136.9009513°E / 35.1432528; 136.9009513