Kitano Station (Tokyo)

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Kitano Station
Keio Kitano Station.jpg
Kitano Station, March 2008
Location 335-1 Kochigoshi-machi, Hachiōji, Tokyo
(東京都八王子市打越町335-1 )
Operated by KeioRailway logo.svg Keio Corporation
Platforms 2 island platforms
Other information
Station code KO33
Opened 1925
Passengers (FY2015) 22,357
Kitano Station is located in Japan
Kitano Station
Kitano Station
Location within Japan

Kitano Station (北野駅, Kitano-eki) is a railway station in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan operated by Keio Corporation.


Kitano Station is a junction of the Keiō and Takao Lines. It is and is located 36.1 kilometers from the starting point of the Keio Line at Shinjuku Station and is a terminus of the Takao Line.


All six types of train service stop at this station: local, rapid, semi express, express, semi special express, and special express trains.

Trains run 0445-0050 weekdays and 0450-0045 weekends. The typical hourly weekday off-peak service is:

  • 9 trains to Shinjuku, of which:
    • 3 are Semi-Special Express (Takahatafudō, Seiseki-sakuragaoka, Bubaigawara, Fuchū, Chōfu, Meidaimae, Shinjuku)
    • 6 are Local
  • 6 trains to Keiō Hachiōji
  • 6 trains to Takao-Sanguchi, of which:
    • 3 are Semi-Special Express (Mejirodai, Takao, Takao-Sanguchi)
    • 3 are Local

The typical hourly weekend off-peak service is:

  • 12 trains to Shinjuku, of which:
    • 6 are Semi-Special Express
    • 6 are Local
  • 6 trains to Keiō Hachiōji
  • 6 Local trains to Takao-Sanguchi

Station layout[edit]

Kitano Station
Track Layout
4 3 2 1

Keio HachiojiKeiō-katakura

The station has two elevated island platforms serving four tracks. Tracks 1 and 2 are for Keiō Line trains bound for Keio Hachiōji Station and Takao Line trains bound for Takao Station. Tracks 3 and 4 head for Shinjuku Station.


1,2  Keiō Line for Keiō Hachiōji ・ (Keio Takao Line) Takaosanguchi
・(Keio Dobutsuen Line) Tama-Dōbutsu-kōen<vr/>for Takao
3,4  Keiō Line for ChōfuMeidaimaeSasazukaShinjuku
・ For Toei Shinjuku Line

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keiō Line
Takahatafudō   Special Express   Keiō-Hachiōji
Takahatafudō   Semi Special Express   Keiō-Hachiōji
Takahatafudō   Express   Keiō-Hachiōji
Naganuma   Semi Express   Keiō-Hachiōji
Naganuma   Rapid   Keiō-Katakura
(Takao Line)
Naganuma   Local   Keiō-Hachiōji
Keiō Takao Line
Takahatafudō   Special Express   Mejirodai
Takahatafudō   Semi Special Express   Keiō-Katakura
Takahatafudō   Express   Mejirodai
Naganuma   Semi Express   Keiō-Katakura
Naganuma   Rapid   Keiō-Katakura
Naganuma   Local   Keiō-Katakura


The station opened on March 24, 1925 as a stop on the Gyokunan Electric Railway, which was absorbed into the Keio Electric Tramway on December 1, 1926. The Goryō Line opened to Tama-Goryō-mae on March 20, 1931 but was suspended on January 21, 1945.

After the war, on October 1, 1967, Keio Teito Electric Railway opened the Takao Line to Takao-Sanguchi, part of which used the old Goryō Line. The station was elevated in the early 1990s. Semi Special Express services began calling here following their creation on March 27, 2001.

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Coordinates: 35°38′39.9″N 139°21′16.7″E / 35.644417°N 139.354639°E / 35.644417; 139.354639