Arashiyama Station (Hankyu)

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Arashiyama Station
嵐山駅
Arasiyama, Hankyuu Dentetu, 2011-02-06.jpg
Other names Sagano
Location Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto
Japan
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Arashiyama Line
Platforms 3
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code HK-98
History
Opened 1928
Traffic
Passengers (2012[1]) 2,616,000

Arashiyama Station (嵐山駅?, Arashiyama-eki) is a railway station in Kyoto, Japan. It is the terminal station of the Hankyu Arashiyama Line. The station is a short walk from Nakanoshima Park and Togetsukyo Bridge. In spring, sakura trees lining the station light up in an array of white and pink.

History[edit]

The station was opened by Shin-Keihan Railway as the terminus of the branchline on November 9, 1928. It originally had six platforms serving five dead-end tracks, which were later reduced to three platforms for two tracks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics of Kyoto City(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). 阪急ステーション [Hankyu Stations] (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 128. ISBN 4-89485-051-6. 


Coordinates: 35°0′37.17″N 135°40′53.71″E / 35.0103250°N 135.6815861°E / 35.0103250; 135.6815861