Futako-Tamagawa Station west entrance
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|Address in Japanese||東京都世田谷区玉川2-22-13|
|Former names||Tamagawa (玉川) Station
Futako-Tamagawaen (二子玉川園) Station
|Present name since||2000|
|Station number(s)||DT-07, OM-15|
|Large bus terminal(s) attached to the station|
Futako-Tamagawa Station (二子玉川駅 Futako-tamagawa-eki?) is located in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. The area surrounding the station is commonly called Futako-Tamagawa, and often refers to the Tamagawa and Seta districts of Setagaya, but there is no precise definition. It is colloquially referred to as "Futako" (フタコ) or "Nikotama" (ニコタマ), from an alternate reading of the first three kanji characters in the name.
|1||■ Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line||Saginuma ・ Nagatsuta ・ Chūō-Rinkan|
|2||■ Tokyu Oimachi Line||Mizonokuchi|
|3||■ Tokyu Oimachi Line||Jiyūgaoka ・ Ōokayama ・ Hatanodai ・ Ōimachi|
|4||■ Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line||Shibuya ・ (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Direct) Oshiage ・ (Tobu Skytree Line Direct) Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen・(Tobu Isesaki Line Direct) Kuki ・ (Tobu Nikko Line Direct) Minami-Kurihashi|
|Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line|
|Tokyu Ōimachi Line|
(not passing Futako-Shinchi and Takatsu)
(passing Futako-Shinchi and Takatsu)
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The east side of Futako Tamagawa is undergoing redevelopment under the Futako-Tamagawa RISE complex development up to 2015. There are plans for three sectors; sector one was centered around a station building, comprising retail outlets and opening, as it were, mere days after the Fukushima earthquake/tsunami. Sector two will be a high-rise commercial and hotel district, and sector three consists of similarly high-rise apartments, the tallest of which will be 151 metres high. There are also plans to improve road access to the capital. Redevelopment has already changed the area - the station was revamped in 1997, and a 27-storey apartment building, the aptly named "Proud Tower Futako Tamagawa", became news for having rooms surpassing the 2 hundred million yen (1,700,000 USD) mark.
The Tamagawa Takashimaya (玉川高島屋?) Shopping Center is a branch of the Takashimaya department store chain. It opened as Japan's first suburban shopping centre in 1969, and kick-started the development of similar stores around Japan.
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- April 1, 1907 Tamagawa Line (玉川線 Tamagawa-sen?) (Tram) has been started, and the station opened as Tamagawa Station (玉川駅 Tamagawa-eki?).
- March 1, 1924 Kinuta Line (砧線 Kinuta-sen?) (Tram) started.
- July 15, 1927 Mizonokuchi Line (溝ノ口線 Mizonokuchi-sen?) started from Tamagawa Station to Mizonokuchi Station.
- November 1, 1929 Futako-Tamagawa Line (二子玉川線 Futako-Tamagawa-sen?) started. And Futako-Tamagawa Station (二子玉川駅 Futako-Tamagawa-eki?) opened.
- December 25, 1929 Futako-Tamagawa Line was integrated into Oimachi Line.
- March 10, 1939 Tamagawa Station was renamed to Yomiuri-Yuen Station (よみうり遊園駅 Yomiuri-Yuen-eki?).
- December 1, 1940 Yomiuri-Yuen Station and Futako-Tamagawa Station were integrated, and the name became Futako-Yomiurien Station (二子読売園駅 Futako-Yomiurien-eki?).
- July 1, 1943 Mizonokuchi Line was integrated into Oimachi Line.
- October 20, 1944 Futako-Yomiurien Station was renamed to Futako-Tamagawa Station.
- August 1, 1954 Futako-Tamagawa Station was renamed to Futako-Tamagawaen Station (二子玉川園駅 Futako-Tamagawaen-eki?).
- October 11, 1963 Oimachi Line was renamed to Den-en-toshi Line.
- May 10, 1969 Tamagawa Line and Kinuta Line were abolished.
- April 7, 1977 Shin-Tamagawa Line (新玉川線 Shin-Tamagawa-sen?) started.
- August 12, 1979 The name of Oimachi Line was revived.
- August 6, 2000 Shin-Tamagawa Line was renamed to Den-en-toshi Line. And, Futako-Tamagawaen Station was renamed to Futako-Tamagawa Station.