Matsuo-taisha Station

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Matsuo-taisha Station
松尾大社駅
Matuo Station, shelter, Hankyū Dentetu, 20090301.jpg
Unique platform shelter in rustic style
Location Nishikyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
Japan
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Arashiyama Line
Other information
Station code HK-97
History
Opened 1928
Previous names Matsuo Jinja-mae; Matsuo (until 2013)
Traffic
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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Matsuo-taisha Station at Wikimedia Commons


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