Matsuo-taisha Station

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Matsuo-taisha Station
Matuo Station, shelter, Hankyū Dentetu, 20090301.jpg
Unique platform shelter in rustic style
Location Nishikyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Arashiyama Line
Other information
Station code HK-97
Opened 1928
Previous names Matsuo Jinja-mae; Matsuo (until 2013)
Passengers ([1]) 1,938,000

Matsuo-taisha Station (松尾大社駅?, Matsuo-taisha-eki) on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line is located a short walk from both the Katsura River and Matsunoo Shrine in Kyoto. During the late fall, the Momiji trees that line the station provide a spectacular display of red, orange, and yellow leaves. The station is accessible by wheelchairs although passengers of Katsura-bound trains have to use a special gate for wheelchairs.

Kyoto Bus #3 to Kyoto Station also connects to the station.


The station opened on November 9, 1928, when the Arashiyama Line started operation. It was called Matsuo Jinja-mae Station (松尾神社前駅?, Matsuo-jinja-mae-eki), referring to Matsuo Shrine, until 1948 and then Matsuo Station (松尾駅?, Matsuo-eki) until 2013. The present name is from December 21, 2013.[2][3]


  1. ^ Statistics of Kyoto City Archived 2014-12-09 at the Wayback Machine.(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). Hankyū Sutēshon (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 127. ISBN 4-89485-051-6. 
  3. ^ 阪急電鉄:駅名を変更 「三宮」を「神戸三宮」など4駅で [Hankyu Changes Four Station Names, including Sannomiya to Kobe-sannomiya]. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°0′2.27″N 135°41′16.79″E / 35.0006306°N 135.6879972°E / 35.0006306; 135.6879972