Ōtsuka Station

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For the station in Hiroshima, see Astram Ozuka Station.

Coordinates: 35°43′53″N 139°43′43″E / 35.731438°N 139.728692°E / 35.731438; 139.728692

The north entrance, April 2012
Location 3 Minami-Ōtsuka, Toshima, Tokyo
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Yamanote Line
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1903
Passengers (FY2010) 53,346 daily

Ōtsuka Station (大塚駅 Ōtsuka-eki?) is a railway station in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]


Ōtsuka Station is served by the circular Yamanote Line. A stop on the Toden Arakawa Line, named Ōtsuka-ekimae Station (大塚駅前停留場 Ōtsuka ekimae teiryūjō?) is also located underneath Ōtsuka Station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of an elevated island platform serving the two Yamanote Line tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.[1]

Chest-high platform edge doors were installed on the Yamanote Line platforms, brought into use from 20 April 2013.[2]


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

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Ikebukuro - Sugamo
Toden Arakawa Line
Mukohara - Sugamoshinden


Otsuka Station in the early 20th century

The station opened on 1 April 1903.[3]

The wooden station structure on the south side was demolished in 2009.[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 53,346 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

Ōtsuka-ekimae tram stop beneath the JR East station, December 2007

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 各駅情報(大塚駅) [Station Information (Ōtsuka Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  2. ^ 山手線大塚駅で可動式ホーム柵の使用開始 [Platform edge doors introduced at Otsuka Station on the Yamanote Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (March 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第12巻 東京都心北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 12 Northern Central Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 55. ISBN 978-4-06-270072-6. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [FY2010 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 

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