Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro, Toei, Tobu)
Tobu Asakusa Station, May 2012
Asakusa Station (浅草駅 Asakusa-eki?) is a railway station in the Asakusa district of Taito, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, and Toei Subway. It formed one terminus of the original subway line in Tokyo, now the Ginza Line.
Asakusa Station is served by the following lines.
There is a connecting passage from the Tobu station to the Tokyo Metro Station, and a connecting passage from the Tokyo Metro portion to the Toei portion. However, there are no direct connecting passages from the Toei portion to the Tobu portion or from the Tsukuba Express station to the rest of the station complex. Passengers wishing to transfer between the Toei and the Tobu stations have to walk at street level, while passengers transferring between the Tsukuba Express station and the rest of the complex must also walk at street level, as the Tsukuba Express station is located 600 meters to the west of the station complex.
The Tobu Railway terminal is a surface station, which occupies a portion of the Matsuya Department Store. The station is used by local and limited express trains. Although Asakusa is the most "central" terminal of the Isesaki Line, it is connected to the next major terminal, Kita-Senju Station, by a length of track with sharp curves, beginning with the first stretch leaving the station, where trains have to turn 90 degrees to the right at a maximum speed of 15 km/h to cross the Sumida River. In part due to the station's somewhat awkward location, many express and semi-express services on the Skytree Line run through Kita-Senju to the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line rather than continue to Asakusa.
|1, 2||■ Local||for Kita-Senju, Takenotsuka, Kita-Koshigaya, Kita-Kasukabe, Minami-Kurihashi, and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen|
|■ Section Semi-Express||for Kita-Senju, Shin-Koshigaya, Kita-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi|
|■ Section Express||for Kita-Senju, Shin-Koshigaya, Kasukabe, Kuki, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Minami-Kurihashi, Tatebayashi, Ōta, and Shin-Tochigi|
|3, 4||■ Limited Express Spacia Kegon||for Tochigi and Tōbu Nikkō|
|■ Limited Express Spacia Kinu||for Tochigi and Kinugawa-onsen|
|■ Limited Express Shimotsuke||for Tochigi and Tōbu Utsunomiya|
|■ Limited Express Kirifuri||for Kasukabe, Minami-Kurihashi, Tochigi, and Tōbu-Nikkō|
|■ Limited Express Ryōmō||for Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, Tatebayashi, Ashikagashi, Ōta, Isesaki, Akagi, and Kuzū|
|5||■ Rapid, Section Rapid||for Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Shin-Tochigi, Tōbu Nikkō, Kinugawa-onsen, Aizukōgen-Ozeguchi, and Aizu-Tajima|
|Tobu Skytree Line (TS-01)|
|Terminus||Limited Express Spacia||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Limited Express Ryōmō||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Limited Express Kirifuri||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Limited Express Shimotsuke||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Rapid||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Section Rapid||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Section Express||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Section Semi-Express||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
|Terminus||Local||Tokyo Skytree (TS-02)|
The Tokyo Metro station is located underground to the south of the Tobu terminal.
|1/2||○ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line||for Ueno, Ginza, Akasaka-mitsuke, and Shibuya|
|Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-19)|
Toei's station is located underground to the south of the Tokyo Metro station.
|1||○ Toei Asakusa Line||for Nihombashi, Sengakuji, Nishi-Magome, Haneda Airport, and Misakiguchi|
|2||○ Toei Asakusa Line||for Oshiage, Narita Airport, Inba-Nihon-Idai, and Shibayama-Chiyoda|
|Toei Asakusa Line (A-18)|
|Higashi-nihombashi (A-15)||Airport Ltd. Exp.||Oshiage (A-20)|
|Kuramae (A-17)||Local||Honjo-azumabashi (A-19)|
Today's Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station was one of the first underground stations in Japan, opening on 30 December 1927 as the eastern terminal of the Tokyo Underground Railway to Ueno, which was later extended to become the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
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- Asakusa Station information (Tobu) (Japanese)
- Asakusa Station information (Tokyo Metro) (Japanese)
- Asakusa Station information (Toei) (Japanese)