Kawasaki Station

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Kawasaki Station
The east side of the station, October 2011
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Kawasaki
Ward Kawasaki
Neighborhood etc. Ekimae-Honchō
Postal code 210-0007
(in Japanese) 神奈川県川崎市川崎区駅前本町
Year opened 1872
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tōkaidō Main Line
Nambu Line
Statistics 185,300 passengers/day (FY2010)
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station
East entrance of Kawasaki station with bus terminal

Kawasaki Station (川崎駅 Kawasaki-eki?) is a railway station in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Kawasaki Station is served by the following JR East lines.

Station layout[edit]

1 Tōkaidō Main Line for Yokohama, Odawara, and Atami
2 Tokaido Main Line for Shinagawa and Tokyo
3 Keihin-Tohoku Line for Tsurumi, Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna
4 Keihin-Tohoku Line for Kamata, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
5/6 Nambu Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Fuchū-Hommachi, and Tachikawa

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokaido Main Line
Commuter Rapid: no stop
Shinagawa   Rapid Acty   Yokohama
Shinagawa   Local   Yokohama
Keihin-Tohoku Line
Kamata   Rapid   Tsurumi
Kamata   Local   Tsurumi
Nambu Line
Terminus   Rapid   Kashimada
Terminus   Local   Shitte


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.

Passenger statistics[edit]

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.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

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.

Keikyū Kawasaki Station, operated by the private railway operator Keikyu is located to the northeast.


  1. ^ "各駅の乗車人員" [Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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Coordinates: 35°31′53.10″N 139°41′48.98″E / 35.5314167°N 139.6969389°E / 35.5314167; 139.6969389