Katsura Station

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Katsura Station
Exterior of Katsura Station (west side)
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Kyoto
Ward Nishikyō
Neighborhood etc. Kawashima Kitaura-chō 97-2
Coordinates 34°58′45.74″N 135°42′11.79″E / 34.9793722°N 135.7032750°E / 34.9793722; 135.7032750Coordinates: 34°58′45.74″N 135°42′11.79″E / 34.9793722°N 135.7032750°E / 34.9793722; 135.7032750
Postal code 615-8107
(in Japanese) 京都市西京区川島北裏町97-2
Year opened 1928
Rail services
Station number(s) HK-81
Operator(s) Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Kyoto Main Line
Arashiyama Line
Statistics 10,234,000 passengers/year (2012)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Katsura Station (桂駅 Katsura-eki?) is a railway station located about 15 kilometers from the center of Kyoto, near the Katsura River. The station provides transportation on the Hankyu Kyoto Line for the residents of Katsura, as well as a hub connecting to the communities along the Hankyu Arashiyama Line. The station opened on November 1, 1928.

Katsura Station features Hankyu Mew, a small 5-story shopping facility with clothing, book, 100 yen stores and restaurants such as KFC and Mos Burger.

Mister Donut, FamilyMart, 7-11, and Lawson are also located within walking distance. The station is also relatively near the Nishikyo Ward Office and Seiyu supermarket.


This station has three island platforms serving six tracks on the ground. Ticket gates are located over the platforms and tracks.

C Kyoto Line for Kawaramachi and Karasuma (starting Katsura in the early morning)
1 Arashiyama Line for Arashiyama
2, 3 Kyoto Line for Kawaramachi and Karasuma
4, 5 Kyoto Line for Osaka (Umeda, Tengachaya), Kita-Senri, Kobe, and Takarazuka


In fiscal 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013), about 10,234,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[1]

Year Number
(in thousands)
2001 11,936
2002 11,640
2003 11,540
2004 11,289
2005 10,983
2006 10,919
2007 11,139
2008 11,241
2009 10,202
2010 9,962
2011 10,154
2012 10,234

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kyoto Line (HK-81)
Rakusaiguchi (HK-80)   Local   Nishi-Kyōgoku (HK-82)
Rakusaiguchi (HK-80)   Semi-Express   Nishi-Kyōgoku (HK-82)
Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)   Rapid   Saiin (HK-83)
Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)   Rapid Express   Saiin (HK-83)
Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)   Limited Express   Karasuma (HK-85)
Nagaoka-Tenjin (HK-77)   Commutation Limited Express   Saiin (HK-83)
Awaji (HK-63)   Limited Express "Kyo-Train" (weekends, holidays)   Karasuma (HK-85)
Arashiyama Line (HK-81)
Terminus   Local   Kami-Katsura (HK-96)
Awaji (HK-63)   Limited Express "Sagano", "Atago", "Togetsu", "Hozu"   Kami-Katsura (HK-96)
Karasuma (HK-85)   Limited Express "Ogura"   Kami-Katsura (HK-96)