Myōgadani Station

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Myogadani Station

茗荷谷駅
MyogadaniStation-entrance-March30-2015.jpg
The main entrance (entrance No. 1), March 2015
Location 4-6-15 Kohinata, Bunkyō, Tokyo
(東京都文京区小日向4-6-15)
Japan
Operated by Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Connections
  • Bus stop
Other information
Station code M-23
History
Opened 1954
Traffic
Passengers (FY2011) 66,404 daily

Myogadani Station (茗荷谷駅?, Myōgadani-eki) is a subway station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line in Bunkyo, Tokyo, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro.

Lines[edit]

Myogadani Station is served by the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line from Ogikubo and Ikebukuro.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of two open-air side platforms on the first basement ("B1F") level serving two tracks. The station entrance is located at ground level.

Platforms[edit]

1  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Ogikubo
2  Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for Ikebukuro

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M-23)
Kōrakuen (M-22) - Shin-ōtsuka (M-24)

History[edit]

The station opened on 20 January 1954 with the opening of the first section of the Marunouchi Line from Ikebukuro to Ochanomizu.[1]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 66,404 passengers daily.[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

Located two stops from the large centre of Ikebukuro, Myogadani Station is in a central location but serves the mainly residential area of Koishikawa and is seldom busy except at rush hour. Surrounding the station is a small commercial area with a few shops, supermarkets, izakayas and restaurants. It is close to several of Tokyo's universities, including Ochanomizu University and University of Tsukuba. It is also close to the Koishikawa Botanical Garden, which is affiliated with the University of Tokyo.

The residential area just to the north of Kasuga-dori Avenue, on which the station is situated, is laden with parks and green belts, which is rare for such a central neighborhood. Tokyo's printing district is another point of interest in the area. Just south of the Koishikawa Botanical Garden is a neighborhood full of many tiny scale printing shops that are simply houses converted into printing enterprises, many of them situated on narrow streets which sometimes become congested with forklifts and trucks delivering paper and printed material.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 214. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 

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Coordinates: 35°43′02″N 139°44′13″E / 35.717275°N 139.736905°E / 35.717275; 139.736905