Kudanshita Station

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S05 Z06 T07
Kudanshita Station

No. 4 entrance in April 2010
Location1-6-1 Kudan-minami (Tokyo Metro)
1-13-19 Kudan-kita (Toei Subway)
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Coordinates35°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 codeS-05, T-07, Z-06
Opened23 December 1964
Preceding station Tokyo Metro logo.svg Tokyo Metro Following station
toward Nakano
Tozai Line
Commuter Rapid
toward Shibuya
Hanzomon Line Jimbocho
toward Oshiage
Preceding station PrefSymbol-Tokyo.svg Toei Subway Following station
toward Shinjuku
Shinjuku Line
toward Motoyawata
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 Oshiage-bound) and platform 5 (Shinjuku Line Shinjuku-bound).[1]

1 T Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Ōtemachi, Tōyōchō, Nishi-Funabashi
JB Chuo-Sobu Line for Tsudanuma
TR Toyo Rapid Railway Line for Tōyō-Katsutadai
2 T Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Nakano
JB Chuo-Sobu Line for Mitaka
3 Z Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Shibuya
DT Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line for Nagatsuta and Chūō-Rinkan
4 Z Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for Otemachi, Oshiage
TS Tobu Skytree Line for Kita-Koshigaya and Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen
TI Tobu Isesaki Line for Kuki
TN Tōbu Nikkō Line for Minami-Kurihashi
5 S Toei Shinjuku Line for Shinjuku
KO Keio Line for Hatsudai, Hatagaya, Sasazuka, Meidaimae, Chōfu, and Hashimoto
6 S Toei Shinjuku Line for Jimbocho, Ōjima, and Moto-Yawata

The song "Under the Big Onion" (大きな玉ねぎの下で, Ookina Tamanegi no Shita de) by the band Bakufū Slump is used as the departure melody for the Tōzai Line platforms in 2015.[2]


The station opened on 23 December 1964 as the eastern terminus of the Tozai Line from Takadanobaba.[3] The Shinjuku Line platforms opened on 16 March 1980, and the Hanzomon Line platforms on 26 January 1989.[3]

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. ^ "2015年ニュースリリース|東京メトロ" [Departure melodies introduced to the Tozai Line!]. www.tokyometro.jp. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  3. ^ 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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