JR Namba Station

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JR Namba Station
Underground platform
Prefecture Osaka
(See other stations in Osaka)
City Osaka
Ward Naniwa
Neighborhood 4-1, Minatomachi Itchome
Address in Japanese 大阪市浪速区湊町一丁目4-1
Coordinates 34°39′59.1″N 135°29′43.2″E / 34.666417°N 135.495333°E / 34.666417; 135.495333Coordinates: 34°39′59.1″N 135°29′43.2″E / 34.666417°N 135.495333°E / 34.666417; 135.495333
Opened 1889
Former name Minatomachi Station
Present name since 1994
Rail services
Operator(s) JR West
Line(s) Kansai Main Line
(Yamatoji Line)
Bus Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station
OCAT building above the station
Ticket gate

JR Namba Station (JR難波駅 Jeiāru-Nanba-eki?) is a railway station in Namba, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Japan, adjacent to Namba Station (Nankai Railway, Osaka Subway) and Osaka Namba Station (Kintetsu, Hanshin Railway) operated by the West Japan Railway Company.

JR Namba is the western terminus of the Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line).


The Osaka Railway opened Minatomachi Station (湊町駅?) as its terminal in Osaka on March 1, 1899. The railway was succeeded by the Kansai Railway in 1900 and was nationalized in 1907. The station was renamed JR Namba on September 4, 1994, the day Kansai International Airport opened. New underground facilities opened on March 22, 1996 and replaced the former above-ground station.[1]


There are 2 island platforms with four tracks underground.

1, 2, 3, 4  Yamatoji Line for Tennoji, Oji, Nara, Kamo and Takada


Bus stops[edit]

Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT)
JR Namba ekimae (Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau)

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamatoji Line
Imamiya   Local   Terminus
Shin-Imamiya   Rapid Service   Terminus


  1. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 344, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809.