Kita-Ikebukuro Station

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Kita-Ikebukuro Station
Kita-Ikebukuro Station entrance 20120204.JPG
The station entrance in February 2012
Location 1-36-6 Ikebukuro-honchō, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0011
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 1.2 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code TJ-02     
Opened 1 May 1934 (1934-05-01)
Previous names Tōbu Horinouchi (until 1947)
Passengers (FY2010) 8,507 daily
Kita-Ikebukuro Station is located in Japan
Kita-Ikebukuro Station
Kita-Ikebukuro Station
Location within Japan

Kita-Ikebukuro Station (北池袋駅 Kita-Ikebukuro-eki?, lit. "North Ikebukuro Station") is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]


Kita-Ikebukuro Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Ikebukuro and Shimo-Itabashi, it is 1.2 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] Only "Local" (all-stations) trains stop at this station, with eight services per hour in each direction during the daytime.[3]

Station layout[edit]

View from the north end of the platforms, with the JR Saikyo Line tracks on the left, February 2012
View from the south end of the platforms, with the JR Saikyo Line tracks on the right, February 2012

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks. The platforms are connected to the station entrance located on the west side of the tracks by an underground passage.


1  Tobu Tojo Line for Kami-Itabashi, Narimasu, and Shiki
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Ikebukuro

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: no stop
Rapid express: no stop
Rapid: no stop
Express: no stop
Commuter express: no stop
Semi express: no stop
Ikebukuro   Local   Shimo-Itabashi


The station first opened on 1 May 1934 as Tōbu Horinouchi Station (東武堀之内駅?). This station was destroyed by fire on 14 April 1945 during Bombing of Tokyo in World War II, forcing its use to be suspended from 20 May, and then formally closed on 19 August 1947.[4] The station reopened as Kita-Ikebukuro Station on 1 September 1951.[2]

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Kita-Ikebukuro Station becoming "TJ-02".[5]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 8,507 passengers daily.[6]


On 22 July 2003 at 00:01, an unidentified passenger sitting between the rails was killed by a passing train.[7]

On 21 July 2006 at around 09:30, a woman in her forties was hit and killed by a down train after attempting to cross the Tojo Line No. 2 level crossing immediately to the south of the station after the barriers had closed. Her 9-year-old daughter survived with serious injuries.[8]

Surrounding area[edit]

JR East Ikebukuro stabling depot viewed from the south end of the station platforms, February 2012
Panoramic view of the station entrance and adjacent level crossing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tobu Kita-Ikebukuro Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2013
  4. ^ Kusamachi, Yoshikazu (April 2011). "関東大手私鉄ターミナルのお隣さん" [Neighbouring stations to major private railway terminals in Kanto]. Japan Railfan Magazine. Vol. 51 no. 600 (Japan: Kōyūsha Co., Ltd.). pp. 142–145. 
  5. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information (Passenger statistics)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Sato, Yuichi (July 2011). 鉄道人身事故データブック2002-2009 [Railway Accident Data Book 2002-2009]. Japan: Tsugeshobo. p. 62. ISBN 978-4-8068-0620-2. 
  8. ^ 平成18年度「踏切道における交通安全対策」 [2006 Level Crossing Accident Safety Measures] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Road Safety Committee. February 2007. p. 30. 

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Coordinates: 35°44′29″N 139°43′00″E / 35.7415°N 139.7168°E / 35.7415; 139.7168