Hōnanchō Station

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Honancho Station

No. 1 entrance in June 2016
Location 1-1-1 Horinouchi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-0013
Operated by Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (Honancho Branch)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Station code Mb-03
Website www.tokyometro.jp/station/honancho/index.html
Opened 23 March 1962
Passengers (FY2013) 33,335 daily
Honancho Station is located in Japan
Honancho Station
Honancho Station
Location within Japan

Honancho Station (方南町駅, Hōnanchō-eki) is a subway station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro.


Honancho Station is the terminus of the 3.2 km Honancho branch of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line from Nakano-sakaue.[1] It is numbered "Mb-03".

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single underground island platform on the second basement level, serving two tracks. The platforms are long enough to handle six-car trains, but as this station is served only by three-car Honancho branch line shuttle services, platform-edge doors are provided only for a three-car length, with steel fences provided along the remainder of the platform length.[1]

There are two entrances to the station: Entrance 1 provides access to the west (terminating) end of the platforms via a concourse on the same second basement level, while Entrance 2 provides access to the east end of the platforms via a concourse on the first basement level. Toilet facilities are available on the Entrance 1 concourse.[2]


1/2  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Honancho Branch for Nakano-sakaue

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (Mb-03)
Terminus Hōnanchō Branch Nakano-fujimicho (Mb-04)


The station opened on 23 March 1962.[3] Construction work started in 2013 to extend the platform-edge doors along the platforms to handle six-car trains, allowing through-running services to and from Ikebukuro via the main Marunouchi Line from fiscal 2017.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was the hundredth-busiest on the Tokyo Metro network with an average of 33,335 passengers daily.[5]

The passenger statistics for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2011 31,095[3][6]
2012 32,060[7]
2013 33,335[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

Exit 1 (west end)[edit]

  • Izumi Health Center
  • Sennan Junior High School

Exit 2 (east end)[edit]

  • Nakano Special Needs Education School
  • Minami-Nakano Junior High School
  • Honan Elementary School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (April 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第1巻 東京駅―三鷹エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 1 Tokyo Station - Mitaka Area]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 79. ISBN 978-4-06-270061-0. 
  2. ^ 方南町駅 構内図 [Honancho Station map] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 215. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  4. ^ 丸ノ内線、方南町駅へ直通運転開始 東京メトロが17年度から [Tokyo Metro to operate through trains on Marunouchi Line to Hōnanchō Station from fiscal 2017]. Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗降人員ランキング [Station usage ranking] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  6. ^ 駅別乗降人員順位表(2011年度1日平均) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗降人員ランキング (2012年) [Station usage ranking (2012)] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°41′00″N 139°39′25″E / 35.683374°N 139.656873°E / 35.683374; 139.656873