Kudanshita Station

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S05 T07 Z06
Kudanshita Station

No. 4 entrance in April 2010
Location 1-6-1 Kudan-minami (Tokyo Metro)
1-13-19 Kudan-kita (Toei Subway)
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Coordinates 35°41′43″N 139°45′05″E / 35.6954°N 139.7514°E / 35.6954; 139.7514Coordinates: 35°41′43″N 139°45′05″E / 35.6954°N 139.7514°E / 35.6954; 139.7514
Operated by
Other information
Station code S-05, T-07, Z-06
Opened 23 December 1964
Kudanshita Station is located in Tokyo
Kudanshita Station
Kudanshita Station
Location within Tokyo

Kudanshita Station (九段下駅, Kudanshita-eki) is a subway station in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, jointly operated by Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway.


Kudanshita Station is served by the following three subway lines.

Station layout[edit]

The underground station is built on three main levels, with the Tōzai Line platforms located on the 2nd basement level and the Shinjuku Line and Hanzōmon Line platforms on the 4th basement level.


The Tōzai Line platforms consist of two side platforms running approximately north-south. The Shinjuku Line and Hanzōmon Line platforms on the 4th basement level were originally configured as two sets of side platforms running approximately east-west parallel to each other. From 16 March 2013, the separating wall between these platforms was removed, allowing cross-platform interchange between platform 4 (Hanzomon Line Ageo-bound) and platform 5 (Shinjuku Line Shinjuku-bound).[1]

1  Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Nishi-Funabashi
2  Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Nakano
3  Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Shibuya and Chūō-Rinkan (via Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
4  Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Otemachi, Oshiage, Kita-Koshigaya, Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen, Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi (via Tobu Skytree Line)
5  Toei Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku
6  Toei Shinjuku Line for Moto-Yawata

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line T07
Iidabashi T06   Rapid   Takebashi T08
Iidabashi T06   Commuter Rapid   Takebashi T08
Iidabashi T06   Local   Takebashi T08
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Z06
Hanzomon Z05 - Jimbocho Z07
Toei Shinjuku Line S05
Express: Does not stop at this station
Ichigaya S04 Local Jimbocho S06


The station opened on 23 December 1964 as the eastern terminus of the Tozai Line from Takadanobaba.[2] The Shinjuku Line platforms opened on 16 March 1980, and the Hanzomon Line platforms on 26 January 1989.[2]

Work commenced on removing the separating wall between the parallel Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and Toei Shinjuku Line platforms (4 and 5) in 2012, allowing cross-platform interchange from 16 March 2013.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

This is the closest subway station to Yasukuni Shrine and Nippon Budokan.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 平成25 年3 月16 日(土) 東京の地下鉄がさらに便利になります [Tokyo Subway to become even more convenient from 16 March 2013] (PDF). News release (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro & Toei Subway. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  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. pp. 213–215. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 

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