Omotesandō Station

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Omotesandō Station
Omotesandō Station entrance, May 2010
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Minato
Neighborhood etc. 3-6-12 Kita-aoyama
(in Japanese) 東京都港区北青山3-6-12
Year opened 1938
Former name Aoyama-rokuchōme Station
Present name since 1978
Rail services
Station number(s)
  • C-04
  • G-02
  • Z-02
Operator(s) Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Statistics 151,667 passengers/day (FY2007)[1]

Omotesandō Station (表参道駅 Omotesandō-eki?) is a Tokyo Metro subway station located at the intersection of Omotesandō and Aoyama-dori in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Part of the Chiyoda Line platforms extends into Shibuya.


Omotesandō Station is served by the following three lines.

Station layout[edit]

There are three levels at this station:

  • B1: Ginza and Hanzomon Line platforms
  • B2: Ticket hall / ticket gates / main concourse
  • B3: Chiyoda Line platforms

All platforms are wheelchair accessible. There is same-direction cross-platform interchange between the Ginza and Hanzomon lines, making this a convenient transfer point on the Aoyama-dōri section of these lines. Passengers who wish to change to the JR lines or the Keio Inokashira Line at Shibuya often change to the Ginza line here; those who want the Tokyu Toyoko Line, the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line or the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line change to the Hanzomon Line. Ginza/Hanzomon Line passengers must exit the station by going down to the ticket gates; they cannot go directly up to the street.


The Chiyoda Line station has one island platform and two tracks. The Ginza/Hanzomon Lines station has two island platforms and four tracks. There are same-direction cross-platform interchanges in the Ginza/Hanzomon Lines station.

1 Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Yoyogi-Uehara
Odakyu Odawara Line for Karakida
2 Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line for Ōtemachi, Kita-Senju, Ayase
Jōban Line for Abiko and Toride
3 Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Shibuya
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line for Chūō-Rinkan
4 Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Shibuya
5 Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Akasaka-mitsuke, Ginza, Ueno, and Asakusa
6 Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Ōtemachi, Oshiage
Tobu Skytree Line for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki and Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Ginza Line (G-02)
Shibuya (G-01) - Gaienmae (G-03)
Chiyoda Line (C-04)
Seijōgakuen-Mae (Odakyū Odawara Line) Limited Express Romancecar Kasumigaseki (C-08)
Meiji-Jingumae (C-03) - Nogizaka (C-05)
Hanzomon Line (Z-02)
Shibuya (Z-01) - Aoyama-itchōme (Z-03)


Ginza/Hanzomon Lines platform

The station was opened as the terminus of the Tokyo Rapid Railway from Toranomon as Aoyama-rokuchōme Station on November 18, 1938. It became a through station later that year when the section to Shibuya opened on December 20. When through services from the Tokyo Underground Railway (from Asakusa) began on September 16, 1939, the station became Jingumae Station. This makes it the only Tokyo Metro station to have been renamed twice.[when?] The Chiyoda line platforms opened on October 20, 1972, prompting a second name change to "Omotesandō" (since there was a Meiji-jingūmae station on the new line, closer to the actual shrine) and the Hanzomon Line platforms opened on August 1, 1978.


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Coordinates: 35°39′54.5328″N 139°42′45.0756″E / 35.665148000°N 139.712521000°E / 35.665148000; 139.712521000