|East station building, October 2011|
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
Tōkaidō Main Line
|Statistics||185,300 passengers/day (FY2010)|
|Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station|
Kawasaki Station is served by the following JR East lines.
|1||■Tōkaidō Main Line||for Yokohama, Odawara, and Atami|
|2||■Tōkaidō Main Line||for Shinagawa and Tokyo|
|3||■Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Tsurumi, Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna|
|4||■Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Kamata, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Akabane, and Ōmiya|
|5/6||■Nambu Line||for Musashi-Kosugi, Fuchū-Hommachi, and Tachikawa|
|Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Commuter Rapid: no stop|
The station opened on July 10, 1872 (June 5 in original Japanese calendar then in use) as the first intermediate station of the first railway in Japan when it was providing a trial service on the section between Shinagawa Station and Sakuragichō Station in Yokohama before the official inauguration in October 1872.
The Nambu Railway, which later became the Nambu Line, opened on March 9, 1927.
In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 185,300 passengers daily, making it the twelfth busiest JR East station and the second busiest in Kanagawa Prefecture, after Yokohama Station.
Connected to the west side of the station is the Lazona Kawasaki Plaza shopping mall. Connected to the east of the station is the "Kawasaki BE" shopping complex. There are also various other commercial establishments around the station, including More-s Department Store, Yodobashi Camera, and Tokyu Hands.
Media related to Kawasaki Station at Wikimedia Commons
- "各駅の乗車人員" [Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- JR East station information (Japanese)