|The east side of the station, October 2011|
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
Tōkaidō Main Line
|Statistics||197,010 passengers/day (FY2013)|
|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||■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|
|Tokaido 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 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 197,010 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the twelfth-busiest station operated by JR East.
The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
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.
The basement area of the adjoining More's department store is home to what is dubbed "the world's shortest escalator", with a height difference of just 83.4 cm (2 ft 8.8 in).
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2013年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2000年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2005年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2010年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2011年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- 各駅の乗車人員 （2012年度） [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- Wojnowski, Todd (March 2013). "World's Shortest Escalator". Japan Travel. Japan Travel K.K.,. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
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- JR East station information (Japanese)