Kyōbashi Station (Osaka)

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Kyobashi Station
Location Osaka, Osaka
Operated by
Connections Bus stop
Opened 1895
Kyobashi Station is located in Japan
Kyobashi Station
Kyobashi Station
Location within Japan

Kyobashi Station (京橋駅?, Kyōbashi-eki) is a railway station in the Kyōbashi district of Jōtō-ku and Miyakojima-ku, Osaka, Japan, jointly operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West), the private railway operator Keihan Railway, and the Osaka Municipal Subway.


JR West

The Tōzai and Gakkentoshi Lines form a combined service line in practice.

Keihan Railway (KH04)
Osaka Municipal Subway

JR West[edit]

Kyōbashi Station
JR West station
The 2nd floor of Daiei Kyobashi store at night.jpg
West Entrance
Location 1-2-31 Shin-Kita, Joto-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Coordinates 34°41′45.59″N 135°32′4.92″E / 34.6959972°N 135.5347000°E / 34.6959972; 135.5347000
Operated by JR logo (west).svg JR West
Opened 17 October 1895
Station layout
(JR West)
 Gakkentoshi Line
and JR Tōzai Line


2 1


 Osaka Loop Line 



Morinomiya Branch Depot→

As of 2010, Kyobashi was the fourth busiest station in the JR West network after Osaka Station, Kyoto Station and Tennoji Station.[citation needed]


Gakkentoshi Line (Katamachi Line) and JR Tōzai Line[edit]

There are an island platform and a side platform with two tracks at ground level.

1  JR Tōzai Line for Kitashinchi and Amagasaki
2  Gakkentoshi Line for Shijonawate and Doshisha-mae

Osaka Loop Line[edit]

There are two side platforms with two elevated tracks.

3  Osaka Loop Line inner track (counter-clockwise)
for Osaka, Nishikujo, Universal City, Nara, Kansai Airport, and Wakayama
4  Osaka Loop Line outer track (clockwise)
for Tsuruhashi and Tennoji

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Osaka Loop Line
Osakajōkōen all types Sakuranomiya
Gakkentoshi Line (Katamachi Line)
JR Tōzai Line
Shigino (Gakkentoshi Line)   Local trains   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)
Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)   Regional Rapid Service   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)
Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)   Direct Rapid Service   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)
Hanaten (Gakkentoshi Line)   Rapid Service   Osakajō-kitazume (JR Tōzai Line)


The station opened on 17 October 1895.[1]

During the bombing of Osaka on August 14, 1945, a one-ton bomb directly struck the Katamachi Line platform and killed 700 to 800 evacuees. Kyobashi was one of the last sites to be bombed in Japan during World War II, followed only by the bombing of Akita, later the same day. A memorial was erected on the site in 1947, and anniversary services have been held at the station every year since 1955.[citation needed]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[1]

The JR Tozai Line opened in 1997, at which point Kyobashi became a terminal for both the Tozai Line and Katamachi Line.[citation needed]

Keihan Railway[edit]

Kyobashi Station
Keihan Railway station
The Keihan entrance
Location 2-1-38 Higashinodacho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka
Coordinates 34°41′49.35″N 135°31′55.82″E / 34.6970417°N 135.5321722°E / 34.6970417; 135.5321722
Operated by Keihan Railway
Line(s) Number prefix Keihan lines.png Keihan Main Line
Other information
Station code KH04
Opened 15 April 1910
Previous names Gamo (until 1949)

Kyobashi is the busiest station in the Keihan network.[citation needed]

This station is the transfer station between the Keihan Line and the Nakanoshima Line. The connections are follows:

eastbound: trains from Nakanoshima ←→ trains from Yodoyabashi
westbound: trains for Nakanoshima ←→ trains for Yodoyabashi
Station layout


4 3 2 1



Two island platforms on the 4th level serve four tracks.

1, 2  Keihan Line for Hirakatashi, Chushojima, Sanjo, and Demachiyanagi
3, 4  Keihan Line for Yodoyabashi and Nakanoshima

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihan Main Line
Temmabashi   Local   Noe
Temmabashi   Semi-express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Sub-express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Commuter sub-express (on weekday mornings, only running for Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima)   Kayashima
Temmabashi   Express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Midnight express for Kuzuha   Neyagawashi
Temmabashi   Rapid express   Moriguchishi
Temmabashi   Commuter rapid express (on weekday mornings, only running for or Nakanoshima)   Neyagawashi
Temmabashi   Limited express   Hirakatashi
Temmabashi   Rapid Limited Express
(on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the tourist seasons and new year period)


The Keihan terminal opened on 15 April 1910, originally named Gamō Station (蒲生駅?).[2] It was renamed Kyōbashi on 1 October 1949, and was rebuilt as an elevated station, completed on 15 April 1970.[2]

Osaka Municipal Subway[edit]

Kyōbashi Station
Osaka Municipal Subway station
Location 2-6-18 Higashinodacho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka
Coordinates 34°41′48.18″N 135°31′47.32″E / 34.6967167°N 135.5298111°E / 34.6967167; 135.5298111
Operated by Osaka Metro Logo.svg Osaka Municipal Subway
Line(s) Tsurumiryokuchi Line Logo.svg Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code N22
Opened 20 March 1990
Station layout
(Osaka Municipal Subway)

Osaka Business Park



The Osaka Municipal Subway station opened on 20 March 1990 when the Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Line was extended between Kyobashi and Tsurumi-ryokuchi Station.[2]


An island platform on the 3rd basement fenced with platform gates serves two tracks.

1  Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line eastbound for Kadomaminami
2  Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line westbound for Morinomiya, Shinsaibashi, and Taisho

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N22)
Osaka Business Park (N21) - Gamo Yonchome (N23)

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Keihan Mall
  • KiKi Kyobashi
  • Kyobashi Guranshato Building
  • COMS Garden
  • Miyakojima Ward office
  • Osaka Business Park
  • National Route 1


Bus services are operated by Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau and Kintetsu Bus.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 121. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 276, 284. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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