Inokashira-kōen Station

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Inokashira-kōen Station
井の頭公園駅
Inokashirakoen Station.jpg
Inokashira-koen Station, May 2008
Location 3-35-12 Inogashira, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
(東京都三鷹市井の頭三丁目35番12号)
Japan
Operated by KeioRailway logo.svg Keio Corporation
Line(s) Number prefix Inokashira.PNG Keio Inokashira Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
History
Opened 1933
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 6,587 daily

Inokashira-kōen Station (井の頭公園駅 Inokashira-kōen-eki?) is a railway station on the Keio Inokashira Line in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation.

Lines[edit]

Inokashira-kōen Station is served by the 12.7 km Keio Inokashira Line from Shibuya in Tokyo to Kichijōji. Located between Mitakadai and Kichijōji, it is 12.1 km from the Shibuya terminus.[1]

Service pattern[edit]

Only all-stations "Local" services stop at this station. During the daytime, there are eight services per hour in either direction.

Station layout[edit]

View of the platforms, April 2007

The station has two opposing ground-level side platforms serving two tracks.[2] The station building is located on the side of the Kichijoji-bound platform, and connected to the Shibuya-bound platform by an underground passageway.

In July 2006, the station underwent renovations to provide universal accessibility, including installation of elevators, toilets, and renovations of the station office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Keio Inokashira Line for Kichijōji
2  Keio Inokashira Line for Shimo-Kitazawa, Meidaimae, and Shibuya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keio Inokashira Line (IN16)
Express: Does not stop at this station
Mitakadai (IN15)   Local   Kichijōji (IN17)

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 August 1933.[1]

From 22 February 2013, station numbering was introduced on Keio lines, with Inokashira-kōen Station becoming "IN16".[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 6,587 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1999 5,697[1]
2010 6,682[5]
2011 6,590[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station is close to Inokashira Park, the source of the Kanda River and is a favorite spot for springtime hanami, or cherry-blossom viewing.

It is situated in a quiet residential area with only a handful of shops and restaurants, but Kichijōji is only a 10-minute walk away (600 m).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ 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. pp. 12, 55. ISBN 978-4-06-270061-0. 
  3. ^ 京王線・井の頭線全駅で「駅ナンバリング」を導入します。 [Station numbering to be introduced on Keio Line and Inokashira Line] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Keio Corporation. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ 1日の駅別乗降人員 [Average daily station usage figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Keio Corporation. 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b 1日の駅別乗降人員 [Average daily station usage figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Keio Corporation. 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°41′51″N 139°34′58″E / 35.6975°N 139.5827°E / 35.6975; 139.5827