Kamakura Station

Coordinates: 35°19′8.66″N 139°33′1.57″E / 35.3190722°N 139.5504361°E / 35.3190722; 139.5504361
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JO07 JS07 EN-15 station number.png
Kamakura Station

JR Kamakura Station EastGate.jpg
JR Kamakura Station
General information
Location1-1-1 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Operated by
  • Bus terminal
Opened16 June 1889
FY2008, JR East40,374 daily
Preceding station Logo of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) JR East Following station
towards Kurihama
Yokosuka Line Kita-Kamakura
towards Tokyo
Shōnan–Shinjuku Line
towards Utsunomiya
Preceding station EnoshimaElectricRailway logo.svg Enoshima Electric Railway Following station
EN-14 station number.png
towards Fujisawa
Enoden Terminus

Kamakura Station (鎌倉駅, Kamakura-eki) is a railway station on the Yokosuka Line in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Kamakura Station is served by the Yokosuka Line and Shōnan-Shinjuku Line. It is located 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from the junction at Ōfuna Station, and 53.9 km (33.5 mi) from Tokyo Station. It is also the terminal station for the Enoshima Electric Railway, whose station is adjacent.

Station layout[edit]

JR East Station[edit]

JR Kamakura Station has a single island platform connected to the station building by two underpasses. Beside the two main lines there is also one additional line where trains can stop. Because the platform is built on a hill, its elevation is higher than the ticket gates and Enoden platform.

Because the station serves a popular tourist area, there are many extra trains at weekends and holidays. However, in spite of the extra side line for trains to stop in, trains cannot change direction at this station, so many trains meant to serve this station have to run between Zushi and Tamachi Depot. In the evening, passenger trains also run from Tamachi Depot to Zushi, then back to Kamakura.[citation needed]

In most areas with stairs there are elevators and escalators. There are also two automatic vending machines for Green car (first class) tickets for use with Suica on the platform.

At the station's east exit there were previously several shops, especially restaurants. However, this area was rebuilt as Ekisuto Kamakura (エキスト鎌倉), a shopping facility which opened on 31 October 2007. Besides a convenience store and a Kamakura tourist information center, the first floor consists entirely of eateries. There is a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket counter the east entrance, which operates during the hours 7:00 to 20:00.

Enoshima Electric Railway Station[edit]

Enoden Kamakura Station

The Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden) has a ground-level bay platform around two tracks. The platforms are numbered in coordination with the JR lines, so that Enoden uses lines designated as 3 through 5, the signs of which are controlled by machine, usually displaying only 3 and 4. Line 5 is used only for the early morning train that departs at 5:47. During this time, there is already a train in line 3, and in order to change the order of trains on the tracks (that of two-car and four-car trains) line 5 is used. In the periods around New Year, Golden Week, and other busy times, a special, staggered schedule using the two lines 3 and 5.

An entrance ticket at other Enoden stations is 190 yen (as of September 2012), but in order to match JR, which shares the Kamakura station, the ticket is 130 yen at Kamakura station, although this ticket can only be used on the Enoden side.

At the time of introduction of Pasmo, automatic ticket gates were installed in both Kamakura Station and Fujisawa Station.

JR platforms[edit]

1 JO Yokosuka Line for Zushi, Yokosuka, and Kurihama
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Zushi
2 JO Yokosuka Line for Ōfuna, Yokohama, Tokyo, Chiba
Narita Line for Narutō / Narita Airport (via Chiba)
Uchibō Line for Kimitsu (via Chiba)
JS Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōfuna, Yokohama, Shinjuku, Ōmiya, and Utsunomiya

Enoshima Electric Railway platforms[edit]

3  Enoshima Electric Railway for Hase, Enoshima, and Fujisawa
4  Enoshima Electric Railway Alighting passengers only
5  Enoshima Electric Railway for Hase, Enoshima, and Fujisawa

Bus service[edit]

East exit[edit]

Kamakura station bus terminal[edit]

Bus stop number 1
No. Via Destination Company Office
F1 Kotokuin・Daibutsumae Fujisawa Station Minamiguchi Enoden Bus Shonan
K1 Kotokuin・Daibutsumae Kikyoyama
K3 Kotokuin・Daibutsumae Shonanshako
Bus stop number 2
No. Via Destination Company Office
airport bus Non stop Haneda Airport Keihin Kyuko Bus Kamakura
A21 Ofuna Station Kamiooka Station Enoden Bus Yokohama
N2 Joraku-ji Ofuna Station Enoden Bus Kamakura
K4 Ofuna Station Hongodai Station Enoden Bus Kamakura
K5 Hase Station Shichirigahama Enoden Bus Shonan
airport bus Non stop Haneda Airport Enoden Bus
expressway bus Sakaishi Station Nankai Bus
Bus stop number 3
No. Via Destination Company Office
鎌30 Midorigaokairiguchi Shinzushi Station Keihin Kyuko Bus Kamakura
鎌31 Midorigaokairiguchi
sightseeing bus circular-route Kamakura Station Enoden Bus Shonan
Bus stop number 4
No. Via Destination Company Office
鎌20 Kamakura-gu Keihin Kyuko Bus Kamakura
Bus stop number 5
No. Via Destination Company Office
鎌23 Kamakuragomeisui Kamakura Gakuen Seimon-mae Keihin Kyuko Bus Kamakura
鎌24 Kamakura Gakuen Seimon-mae Kanazawa-hakkei Station
鎌36 circular-route Kamakura Station
Bus stop number 6
No. Via Destination Company Office
鎌2 Daibutsumae Kajiwara Keihin Kyuko Bus Kamakura
鎌3 Daibutsumae・Fujimidai(circular-route) Kamakura Station
鎌4 Daibutsumae Kamakurayama
鎌5 Daibutsumae・Kamakurayama Suwagaya
鎌6 Daibutsumae・Kamakurayama Enoshima
船7 Daibutsumae・Kajiwaraguchi Ofuna Station
船8 Daibutsumae・Kajiwaraguchi・Kajiwara Ofuna Station
船9 Daibutsumae・Kamakurayama Ofuna Station
Bus stop number 7
No. Via Destination Company Office
鎌11 Kaiganbashi(circular-route) Kamakura Station Keihin Kyuko Bus Kamakura
鎌12 Kuhonji(circular-route) Kamakura Station
鎌40 Kotsubo Zushi Station
鎌41 Kotsubo

West Exit[edit]

Kamakura Shiyakusyo-mae bus stop[edit]

No. Via Destination Company Office
K6 Yakumojinja Kikyoyama Enoden Bus Shonan
鎌50 Yakumojinja Yamanoue Rotary Keihin Kyuko Bus Kamakura
鎌51 Yakumojinja Kamakura Chuo Koen


Kamakura Station opened on 16 June 1889 as a station on a spur line from Ōfuna on the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the pre-war predecessor to the Japan National Railways (JNR) to serve the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal and related Imperial Japanese Navy facilities at Yokosuka. This line was renamed the Yokosuka Line in October 1909. The terminus of the Enoshima Electric Railway was relocated to Kamakura Station on 1 March 1949. All freight operations were stopped in 1962. The station building was rebuilt in October 1984. The station came under the management of JR East upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987.

Station numbering was introduced to the Enoshima Electric Railway January 2014 with Kamakura being assigned station number EN15.[1][2] The JR East platforms received station numbers in 2016 with Kamakura being assigned station numbers JO07 for the Yokosuka line and JS07 for the Shonan-Shinjuku line.[3][4]


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  2. ^ Kusamichi, Yoshikazu (28 December 2013). "小田急グループ、鉄道から海賊船まで通しの駅番号…2014年1月から順次導入" [Odakyu Group, station numbers from railways to pirate ships, Introduced sequentially from January 2014]. Response Automotive Media (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 22 June 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  3. ^ "⾸都圏エリアへ 「駅ナンバリング」を導⼊します" [Introduce “station numbering” to the Tokyo metropolitan area] (PDF). jreast.co.jp (in Japanese). 6 April 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 7 January 2023.
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35°19′8.66″N 139°33′1.57″E / 35.3190722°N 139.5504361°E / 35.3190722; 139.5504361