Chigasaki Station

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North side of the station
Location Motomachi 1-1, Chigasaki, Kanagawa
Operated by JR East
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1898
Passengers (2008) 55,990 daily

Chigasaki Station (茅ヶ崎駅, Chigasaki-eki) is a station in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the East Japan Railway Company. It is 56.8 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station.


Chigasaki Station was opened on June 15, 1898 for both passenger and freight service as part of the section of the Japan National Railway (JNR) Tōkaidō Main Line connecting Yokohama with Kōzu. The adjacent Sagami Line station (then operated by the Sagami Railway opened on September 28, 1921. It was nationalized on June 1, 1944, becoming part of the Japan National Railways. Scheduled freight services were discontinued from 1984, and small parcel services from 1985. With the dissolution and privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of the East Japan Railway Company. The north exit bus terminal was greatly expanded in 1996 and 1998. Automated turnstiles using the Suica IC Card system came into operation on November 18, 2001. The station building was reconstructed in 2006 to include a multi-story department store.


This station is served by the following lines:

Station layout[edit]

Chigasaki Station has three island platforms connected by overpasses:

1・2  Sagami Line EbinaKamimizoHashimoto ・(Yokohama Line) Hachiōji
3  Tōkaidō Line (Shōnan Liner) ShinagawaTokyoShinjuku
4  Tōkaidō Line (Shōnan Liner) HiratsukaOdawara
5  Tōkaidō Line ŌfunaYokohama ・ Shinagawa ・ Tokyo
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
(through service for Takasaki Line)
Shibuya ・ Shinjuku ・ IkebukuroŌmiyaKumagayaTakasakiMaebashi
6  Tōkaidō Line Hiratsuka ・ Odawara ・ AtamiNumazu ・ (Itō Line) Itō

The song "Kibō no Wadachi" by the Southern All-Stars began to be used as the departure melody for platforms 5 and 6 from 1 October 2014.

Adjacent stations[edit]

Tōkaidō Line
Hiratsuka   Commuter Rapid   Fujisawa
Hiratsuka   Rapid Acty   Fujisawa
Hiratsuka   Local   Tsujidō
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Hiratsuka   Special Rapid   Fujisawa
Hiratsuka   Rapid   Tsujidō
Sagami Line
Terminus - Kita-Chigasaki


  • Yoshikawa, Fumio. Tokaido-sen 130-nen no ayumi. Grand-Prix Publishing (2002) ISBN 4-87687-234-1 (in Japanese)

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Coordinates: 35°19′49″N 139°24′24″E / 35.33028°N 139.40667°E / 35.33028; 139.40667