Nihombashi Station

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Not to be confused with Nippombashi Station in Osaka, Japan.
Tokyo Metro station entrance

Nihombashi Station (日本橋駅 Nihonbashi-eki?) is a subway station in the Nihombashi district of Tokyo, Japan.


Nihombashi Station, Ginza Line

Trains of the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) and Tokyo Metro serve this station.

Station layout[edit]

The Ginza Line station originally opened as an island platform serving two tracks, but overcrowding prompted the construction of a side platform serving Shibuya-bound trains in 1984. As of 2013, the island platform serves only Asakusa-bound trains, and the Shibuya side of the platform is fenced off.

The Tōzai Line station consists of an island platform serving two tracks, while the Asakusa Line station consists of two side platforms with two tracks between them. At the Asakusa line station, passengers must choose their direction before passing through the ticket gates.

Tokyo Metro platforms[edit]

1  Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Akasaka-Mitsuke and Shibuya
2  Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Ueno and Asakusa
3  Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line for Nishi-Funabashi, Tsudanuma, and Toyo-Katsutadai
4  Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line for Takadanobaba, Nakano, Mitaka

Toei Subway platforms[edit]

1  Toei Asakusa Line for Nishi-magome
2  Toei Asakusa Line for Oshiage

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Toei Asakusa Line (A-13)
Shimbashi (A-10)   Airport Ltd. Exp.   Higashi-nihombashi (A-15)
Takaracho (A-12) Local Ningyocho (A-14)
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-11)
Kyobashi (G-10) - Mitsukoshimae (G-12)
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (T-10)
Otemachi (T-09) - Kayabacho (T-11)


The Tokyo Underground Railway (which built the Asakusa-Shimbashi section of the Ginza Line) opened a station here on December 24, 1932, when they extended the line south to Kyōbashi. On September 1, 1941, they merged with the Tokyo Rapid Railway to form the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA).

The next development was the opening of Edobashi Station on February 28, 1963, when Toei Line 1 was extended to Higashi-Ginza. Transfer was allowed between the two lines here, but the complex only became a true interchange when the Tōzai Line station opened on September 14, 1967.[1]

Toei Line 1 only received its name – the Asakusa Line – on July 1, 1978, and Edobashi station was renamed on March 19, 1989 to avoid confusion with Edogawabashi Station on the Yūrakuchō Line, which opened in 1974.


  1. ^ Schwandl, Robert. "Tokyo". UrbanRail.Net. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 

Coordinates: 35°40′55.92″N 139°46′28.48″E / 35.6822000°N 139.7745778°E / 35.6822000; 139.7745778