Karasuma Station

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Karasuma Station
Hankyu Karasuma Station West Gates.JPG
West ticket gate
Prefecture Kyoto
(See other stations in Kyoto)
City Kyoto
Ward Shimogyō
Neighborhood Shijō-dōri Karasuma Higashi-iru Naginatabokochō
Postal code 660-8008
Address in Japanese 京都市下京区四条通烏丸東入ル長刀鉾町[1]
Coordinates 35°0′13.2″N 135°45′32.79″E / 35.003667°N 135.7591083°E / 35.003667; 135.7591083Coordinates: 35°0′13.2″N 135°45′32.79″E / 35.003667°N 135.7591083°E / 35.003667; 135.7591083
Opened 1963
Rail services
Operator(s) Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Statistics 31,479,000 passengers/year (2012)[2]
Bus There is a bus stop near this station

Karasuma Station (烏丸駅 Karasuma-eki?) is one of the busiest stations outside of Umeda Station and Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. Located at the intersection of Karasuma and Shijo Streets, the station is located underground from the myriad banks and financial institutions that populate the intersection. Daimaru and a few other stores on are located near the station, and there is a long underground walkway linking Karasuma Station with Kawaramachi Station.

Shijō Station on the Karasuma Line subway is connected with Karasuma Station by a short underground walkway.


The station has an island platform serving two tracks.

1  Kyoto Line to Kawaramachi
2  Kyoto Line for Osaka (Umeda), Tengachaya, Kita-Senri, Kobe, Takarazuka


In fiscal 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013), about 15,241,000 passengers started travel from this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[3]

Year Number
(in thousands)
2001 14,862
2002 14,562
2003 14,442
2004 14,133
2005 15,338
2006 15,045
2007 15,667
2008 15,753
2009 14,219
2010 14,758
2011 14,881
2012 15,241

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kyoto Main Line
Ōmiya   Local   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Semi-Express   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Rapid Service   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Rapid Express   Kawaramachi
Katsura   Limited Express   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Commutation Limited Express   Kawaramachi
Katsura   Limited Express "Kyo-Train", "Ogura"   Kawaramachi


  1. ^ Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). 阪急ステーション [Hankyu Stations] (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 112. ISBN 4-89485-051-6. 
  2. ^ Statistics of Kyoto City(in Japanese)
  3. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture

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