Motomachi-Chūkagai Station

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Motomachi-Chukagai Station
元町・中華街駅
MotomachiChukagaiApr05-2.jpg
Station platform
Location
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Naka
Neighborhood etc. 65 Yamashita-cho
Postal code 231-0023
(in Japanese) 横浜市中区山下町65
History
Year opened 2004
Rail services
Station number(s) MM06
Operator(s) Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company
Line(s) Minatomirai Line
Statistics 54,172 passengers/day (FY2011)

Motomachi-Chukagai Station (元町・中華街駅 Motomachi-Chūkagai-eki?) is an underground railway station on the Minatomirai Line subway in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by the third-sector railway operating company Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company. It is numbered "MM06", and its official name, as shown on signage in the station, is "Motomachi-Chūkagai Station (Yamashita-kōen)" (元町・中華街駅(山下公園) Motomachi-Chūkagai-eki Yamashitakōen?) with the sub-name (Yamashita-kōen, referring to Yamashita Park) in parentheses, although the use of this full name is limited.

Lines[edit]

Motomachi-Chukagai Station is served by the underground Minatomirai Line, and is 4.1 km from the starting point of the line at Yokohama Station.[1] Trains through-run to and from the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line from Shibuya Station and beyond on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line and Tobu Tojo Line and Seibu Ikebukuro Line.

Station layout[edit]

Motomachi-Chukagai Station is an underground station with a single island platform serving two terminating tracks on the 4th basement ("B4F") level.

Platforms[edit]

1-2 Minatomirai Line for Yokohama
Tokyu Toyoko Line for Shibuya
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shinjuku-sanchōme, Ikebukuro, and Wakōshi
Tobu Tojo Line for Kawagoeshi and Shinrinkoen
Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Hannō

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Minatomirai Line
Minatomirai   Limited Express   Terminus
Nihon-ōdōri   Commuter Express   Terminus
Nihon-ōdōri   Express   Terminus
Nihon-ōdōri   Local   Terminus

History[edit]

Motomachi-Chukagai Station opened on 1 February 2004, coinciding with the opening of the Minatomirai Line.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 54,172 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Yokohama Chinatown, one of the largest Chinatowns in the world with over 500 shops and restaurants. Exit from the Chūkagai Exit of the station.
  • Motomachi Shopping Street, a fashionable shopping street, with stores carrying original style clothing and shoes, foreign imports, and European goods. Exit from the Motomachi Exit of the station.
  • Yamate and Bluff areas, a historic neighborhood with many old foreign residences. Exit from the Motomachi Exit of the station, and walk east up the hill.
  • Yokohama Marine Tower, the tallest lighthouse in the world. Exit from the Marine Tower Exit of the station, and walk north.
  • Yamashita Park, a park facing Yokohama Harbor. Exit from the Yamashita Park Exit of the station, and walk north towards the ocean.
  • Hotel New Grand, one of the oldest hotels in Yokohama. Exit from the Yamashita Park Exit of the station, and walk north.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Harris, Ken; Clarke, Jackie (2008). Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-2861-7. 
  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 232. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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Coordinates: 35°26′32.01″N 139°39′2.8″E / 35.4422250°N 139.650778°E / 35.4422250; 139.650778