Chūō-Rinkan Station

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Chūō-Rinkan Station
Chūō-Rinkan Station forecourt and taxi stand
Location 3 Chūō-Rinkan, Yamato, Kanagawa
Operated by
Opened 1929
Previous names Chūō-Rinkantoshi (until 1941)
Passengers (2008) 97,532 (Tokyu)
90,066 (Odakyu) daily

Chūō-Rinkan Station (中央林間駅, Chūō-Rinkan-eki) is an interchange railway station in Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by the private railway operators Tokyu Corporation and Odakyu Electric Railway.


Chūō-Rinkan Station is served by the Odakyu Enoshima Line and forms the western terminus of the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line extending from Shibuya Station in Tokyo. It is 35.3 km from the Tokyo terminus of the Odakyu Enoshima Line at Shinjuku Station.

Station layout[edit]

The Odakyu portion of the station is above-ground and has two opposed side platforms serving two tracks. The central exit leads to the west end of the station building, and to transfer to the Den-en-toshi Line. There is also small, unmanned ticket gate from the north end of the west platform. The Tokyu portion of the stations is underground, and has a single island platform serving two tracks. The ticket gate leads to the east end of the station building and transfer to the Odakyu line. The station consists of two buildings, with a very small, covered, pedestrian street in the middle.

Odakyu platforms[edit]

Odakyu platforms
1  Odakyu Enoshima Line for Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshima
2  Odakyu Enoshima Line for Sagami-Ōno, Machida, and Shinjuku

Tokyu platforms[edit]

Tokyu platforms
1/2  Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line for Nagatsuta, Futako-Tamagawa, Shibuya, (Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line Direct) Oshiage, (Tobu Skytree Line Direct), Kita-Koshigaya, Kita-Kasukabe, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, (Tobu Isesaki Line Direct) Kuki, (Tōbu Nikkō Line Direct) Minami-Kurihashi ・ (Tōkyū Ōimachi Line Direct) Ōimachi

Adjacent stations[edit]

Odakyu Enoshima Line
Limited Express Enoshima: Does not stop at this station
Sagami-Ōno   Rapid Express   Yamato
Sagami-Ōno   Express   Minami-Rinkan
Higashi-Rinkan   Local   Minami-Rinkan
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
Minami-Machida   Express (weekends)   Terminus
Nagatsuta   Express (weekdays)   Terminus
Minami-Machida   Semi Express   Terminus
Tsukimino   Local   Terminus


The station was originally opened as Chūō-Rinkantoshi Station (中央林間都市) on April 1, 1929 on the Odakyu Enoshima Line. On October 15, 1941 it was renamed to its present name. The Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line was extended to Chūō-Rinkan Station on April 9, 1984.

Surrounding area[edit]

Local transportation[edit]

  • Taxis - there is a taxi stand on the square outside the east side of the station building (near the Denentoshi line ticket gate)
  • Other - the Sagami Country Club, a golf club, has a shuttle bus to the golf club, operating regularly from the Odakyu north exit.


  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°30′27″N 139°26′42″E / 35.5076185°N 139.4449139°E / 35.5076185; 139.4449139