Kudanshita Station

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Kudanshita Station
No. 4 exit, April 2010
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Chiyoda
Neighborhood etc. 1-6-1 Kudan-minami (Tokyo Metro)
1-13-19 Kudan-kita (Toei Subway)
(in Japanese) 東京都千代田区九段南1-6-1 (Tokyo Metro)
東京都千代田区九段北1-13-19 (Toei Subway)
Year opened 1964
Rail services
Station number(s) S-05, T-07, Z-06
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway
Line(s) Toei Shinjuku Line
Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line
Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line

Kudanshita Station (九段下駅 Kudanshita-eki?) is a subway station in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, jointly operated by Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway.


Kudanshita Station is served by the following three subway lines.

Station layout[edit]

The underground station is built on three main levels, with the Tōzai Line platforms located on the 2nd basement level and the Shinjuku Line and Hanzōmon Line platforms on the 4th basement level.


The Tōzai Line platforms consist of two side platforms running approximately north-south. The Shinjuku Line and Hanzōmon Line platforms on the 4th basement level were originally configured as two sets of side platforms running approximately east-west parallel to each other. From 16 March 2013, the separating wall between these platforms was removed, allowing cross-platform interchange between platform 4 (Hanzomon Line Ageo-bound) and platform 5 (Shinjuku Line Shinjuku-bound).[1]

1 Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Nishi-Funabashi
2 Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Nakano
3 Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line for Shibuya and Chūō-Rinkan (via Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line
4 Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line for Otemachi, Oshiage, Kita-Koshigaya, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi (via Tobu Skytree Line)
5 Toei Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku
6 Toei Shinjuku Line for Moto-Yawata

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line (T-07)
Iidabashi (T-06) - Takebashi (T-08)
Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-06)
Hanzōmon (Z-05) - Jimbōchō (Z-07)
Toei Shinjuku Line (S-05)
Ichigaya (S-04) Local Jimbōchō (S-06)
Express: no stop


The station opened on 23 December 1964 as the eastern terminus of the Tōzai Line from Takadanobaba.[2] The Shinjuku Line platforms opened on 16 March 1980, and the Hanzōmon Line platforms on 26 January 1989.[2]

Work commenced on removing the separating wall between the parallel Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line and Toei Shinjuku Line platforms (4 and 5) in 2012, allowing cross-platform interchange from 16 March 2013.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

This is the closest subway station to Yasukuni Shrine and Nippon Budokan.


  1. ^ a b 平成25 年3 月16 日(土) 東京の地下鉄がさらに便利になります [Tokyo Subway to become even more convenient from 16 March 2013] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro & Toei Subway. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. pp. 213–215. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

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Coordinates: 35°41′43″N 139°45′05″E / 35.6954°N 139.7514°E / 35.6954; 139.7514