Higashi-Kanagawa Station

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Higashi-Kanagawa Station
The east side of Higashi-Kanagawa Station in July 2015
Location 1 Higashi-Kanagawa, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Distance 57.2 km from Ōmiya
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 8
Other information
Website Official website
Opened 23 September 1908
Passengers (FY2012) 32,553 daily
Higashi-Kanagawa Station is located in Japan
Higashi-Kanagawa Station
Higashi-Kanagawa Station
Location within Japan

Higashi-Kanagawa Station (東神奈川駅, Higashi-Kanagawa-eki, lit. "East Kanagawa Station") is a railway station on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and Yokohama Line in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Higashi-Kanagawa Station is served by the Keihin-Tōhoku Line and Yokohama Line. It is 57.2 km from the terminus of the Keihin-Tōhoku Line at Ōmiya Station, and forms the terminal station for the Yokohama Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two ground-level island platforms serving four tracks, connected to the station building by an overpass. Although the Tokaido Main Line and Yokosuka Line tracks run parallel to the station, neither line stops at Higashi-Kanagawa. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna
2  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna
 Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji
3  Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji
4  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Kawasaki , Shinagawa, Tokyo, and Ōmiya
 Yokohama Line for Shin-Yokohama, Machida, and Hachiōji

From 15 September 2013, new LED lighting was installed on the platforms. This lighting switches between light blue and light green to indicate whether individual departing trains are Keihin-Tohoku Line or Yokohama Line services.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Keihin-Tohoku Line
Yokohama   Rapid   Shin-Koyasu
Yokohama   Local   Shin-Koyasu
Yokohama Line
Yokohama   Rapid   Kikuna
Yokohama   Local   Ōguchi


A Yokohama Line 103 series at Higashi-Kanagawa Station marking the first anniversary of JR East, April 1988

Higashi-Kanagawa Station opened on September 23, 1908,[2] as a joint use station on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR) Tōkaidō Main Line (the predecessor to JNR) and the privately owned Yokohama Railway Line (which connected Yokohama Station with Hachioji Station. A spur line for freight operations to Umikanagawa Station (closed in 1959) was established on December 10, 1911.[citation needed] The Keihin Electric Train (the forerunner to the Keihin-Tōhoku Line) began operations from Higashi-Kanagawa from December 20, 1914. The Yokohama Railway Line was nationalized on October 1, 1917.[citation needed] With the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987, the station came under the operational control of JR East.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2012, the station was used by an average of 32,553 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 23,980[4]
2005 28,751[5]
2010 30,965[6]
2011 31,615[7]
2012 32,553[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ Akasaka, Masami (26 July 2013). 色で路線を知らせるLED照明、JR東神奈川駅に納入 [LED lighting that indicates line colour to be installed at JR Higashi-Kanagawa Station]. Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 19. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  3. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°28′41″N 139°38′00″E / 35.47806°N 139.63333°E / 35.47806; 139.63333