Sugamo Station

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Coordinates: 35°44′00″N 139°44′22″E / 35.733345°N 139.739496°E / 35.733345; 139.739496

Sugamo Station
JR station building, May 2010
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
Ward Toshima
Neighborhood etc. 1 Sugamo
(in Japanese) 東京都豊島区巣鴨一丁目
Year opened 1903
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East, Toei Subway
Line(s) Yamanote Line
Toei Mita Line
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Sugamo Station (巣鴨駅 sugamo-eki?) is a railway station in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Toei Subway.


Sugamo Station is served by the following two lines.

Station layout[edit]

Platform edge doors are scheduled to be installed on the Yamanote Line platforms during fiscal 2013.[1]

JR East platforms[edit]

1 Yamanote Line for Tabata, Ueno, and Tokyo
2 Yamanote Line for Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Shibuya

Toei platforms[edit]

1 Mita Line for Ōtemachi, Meguro, Hiyoshi
2 Mita Line for Nishi-Takashimadaira

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Ōtsuka - Komagome
Toei Mita Line (I-15)
Sengoku (I-14) - Nishi-Sugamo (I-16)


The station opened on April 1, 1903.[citation needed]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the JR East station was used by an average of 77,457 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2] The Toei subway station was used by an average of 45,233 passengers daily in fiscal 2010 (boarding passengers only).[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

To the north of the station is a long shopping street, Jizō-dōri (地蔵通り?), which is popular with older ladies, and the area is known as "Harajuku for Grannies".[4]


  1. ^ "グループ経営構想Ⅴ" [Group Business Vision V] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 30 October 2012. p. 10. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ JR East 2010 statistics
  3. ^ Toei Subway 2010 statistics
  4. ^ Cortina, Sarah (21 July 2011). "Best Tokyo shopping streets". CNN Go. Cable News Network. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 

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