Kotesashi Station

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Kotesashi Station
Kotesashi Station north entrance 20160917.jpg
The north entrance in September 2016
Location 1-8-1 Kotesashi-chō, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken 359-1141
Operated by SeibuRailway mark.svg Seibu Railway
Line(s) SeibuIkebukuro.svg Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Distance 29.4 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Station code SI19
Opened 20 November 1970
Passengers (FY2015) 48,696 daily
Kotesashi Station is located in Japan
Kotesashi Station
Kotesashi Station
Location within Japan

Kotesashi Station (小手指駅 Kotesashi-eki?) is a railway station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Seibu Railway.


Kotesashi Station is served by the Seibu Ikebukuro Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo, with some services inter-running via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line to Shin-Kiba and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line to Shibuya and onward via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minato Mirai Line to Motomachi-Chukagai. Located between Nishi-Tokorozawa and Sayamagaoka, it is 29.4 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[1] All services except Chichibu and Musashi limited express services stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two ground-level island platforms serving four tracks.[2]


1/2  Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Tokorozawa, Nerima, and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu TY line symbol.svg Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Number prefix Minatomirai.PNG Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai
3/4  Seibu Ikebukuro Line for Hannō and Seibu-Chichibu

Facilities and accessibility[edit]

Toilet facilities are located on the elevated concourse, inside the ticket barriers. Escalator and lift access is provided to and from both sets of platforms.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Chichibu/Musashi limited express: Does not stop at this station
Tokorozawa   Rapid express   Irumashi
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Express   Sayamagaoka
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Commuter express   Sayamagaoka
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Rapid   Sayamagaoka
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Commuter semi express   Sayamagaoka
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Semi express   Sayamagaoka
Nishi-Tokorozawa   Local   Sayamagaoka


The station opened on 20 November 1970.[1]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Kotesashi Station becoming "SI19".[3]

Through-running to and from Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai via the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Minatomirai Line commenced on 16 March 2013.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was the 19th busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 48,696 passengers daily.[5] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 44,622[1]
2010 48,668[6]
2011 46,571[7]
2012 47,336[8]
2013 48,338[8]
2014 48,058[9]
2015 48,696[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

Seibu's Kotesashi Depot is located to the north of the tracks immediately to the west of the station.[2]

South side[edit]

The south side of the station in February 2014
  • Kitanoten Shrine (ja)
  • Waseda University Tokorozawa Campus
  • Saitama Prefectural Tokorozawa Nishi High School[10]
  • Saitama Prefectural High School of the Arts
  • Tokorozawa Municipal Kitano Junior High School
  • Tokorozawa Municipal Kotesashi Junior High School
  • National Hospital Organization Nishisaitama Chuo National Hospital
  • National Route 463

North side[edit]

The north side of the station in February 2014

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (February 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第11巻 埼玉南部・東京多摩北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 11 Southern Saitama and Northern Tama Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. pp. 11–72. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  3. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  4. ^ 東急東横線・メトロ副都心線相互直通、16日スタート [Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line inter-running to start on 16 March]. Nikkei.com (in Japanese). Japan: Nikkei Inc. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2015(平成27)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2015)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2010(平成22)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  7. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2011(平成23)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2011)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2013(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2013)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2014(平成26)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2014)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Tokorozawa Nishi High School official website Retrieved 10 February 2013. (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°48′03″N 139°26′18″E / 35.8008°N 139.4382°E / 35.8008; 139.4382