Rokujizō Station

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Rokujizō Station
六地蔵駅
Location Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Uji
Kyoto
(京都市伏見区・宇治市)
Japan
Operated by

Rokujizō Station (六地蔵駅 Rokujizō-eki) refers to three different railway stations of the same name, located within the same vicinity in Rokujizo Naramachi, Uji, Kyoto, each operated by a different train company. Only the station of the Keihan Uji Line is located in Momoyamacho Inaba, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. The station name means "Six Jizō".

Lines[edit]

Each of the following three lines has its own Rokujizō Station facilities.

Firstly, there is the relatively recent addition of a station at the terminus of the underground Tozai Line that runs from Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station in Kyoto down to the southeastern part of the city.[1] Secondly, in proximity to the underground station is the station operated by West Japan Railway Company, on the Nara Line. Rapid trains from Kyoto now also stop here (in addition to the local trains) and the trip normally takes no longer than 12 minutes. Finally, approximately 150 meters from both the underground and JR station is the Rokujizo station operated by the Keihan Electric Railway.

Layout[edit]

Keihan Railway[edit]

Rokujizō Station
六地蔵駅
Keihan Railway station
Keihan Rokujizo Station Overview.jpg
Keihan Rokujizo Station
Location 2, Momoyamacho Inaba, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto
(京都市伏見区桃山町因幡2)
Japan
Coordinates 34°55′55.28″N 135°47′35.98″E / 34.9320222°N 135.7933278°E / 34.9320222; 135.7933278
Operated by Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Line(s) Uji Line
History
Opened 1913
Traffic
Passengers (2012[2]) 2,998,000
     Layout
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Momoyama-minamiguchi

1
2

Kowata

1  Uji Line for Chushojima (Change to the Keihan Line for Yodoyabashi, Nakanoshima and Demachiyanagi)
2  Uji Line for Uji

JR West[edit]

Rokujizō Station
六地蔵駅
JR West station
JR West Rokujizo Station.jpg
JR West Rokujizo Station
Location 77-1, Rokujizo Naramachi, Uji, Kyoto
(京都府宇治市六地蔵奈良町77-1)
Japan
Coordinates 34°55′58″N 135°47′50.41″E / 34.93278°N 135.7973361°E / 34.93278; 135.7973361
Operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West)
Line(s) Nara Line
History
Opened 1992
Traffic
Passengers (FY2012[3]) 5,398,000
     Layout
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Momoyama

1 2

Kohata

1 (main track)  Nara Line for Kyoto (all trains)
for Uji and Nara (part of local trains in the non-rush hour)
2  Nara Line for Uji and Nara (except above)

Kyoto Subway Tozai Line[edit]

Rokujizō Station
六地蔵駅
Kyoto Municipal Subway station
Kyoto Municipal Subway Rokujizo Station Entrance.jpg
Entrance of Subway Rokujizo Station
Location Rokujizo Naramachi, Uji, Kyoto
(京都府宇治市六地蔵奈良町)
Japan
Coordinates 34°56′1.44″N 135°47′47.08″E / 34.9337333°N 135.7964111°E / 34.9337333; 135.7964111
Operated by Kyoto Municipal Subway
Line(s) Tozai Line
Other information
Station code T01
History
Opened 2004
Traffic
Passengers (FY2012[2]) 4,370,000
     Layout
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
2
1

Ishida

1, 2  Tozai Line for Yamashina and Uzumasa Tenjingawa

History[edit]

The oldest railway in this area is the Nara Line which has been operating since 1896, but the history of Rokujizō Station began with the opening of the Keihan line in 1913 because the Nara Line did not have its station in Rokujizō until 1992.

The Keihan station opened on 1 June 1913. The present-day JR West station opened on 22 October 1992, and the subway station opened on 26 November 2004.[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

The surrounding area has a number of hotels, extensive shops, restaurants and amusement centers. It has undergone significant development in recent years as more people choose to live there or nearby and make use of the excellent transport links to Kyoto and Osaka.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keihan Railway Uji Line
Momoyama-minamiguchi - Kowata
JR West Nara Line
Momoyama   Local   Kohata
Tofukuji   Regional Rapid Service   Uji
Tofukuji   Rapid Service   Uji
Tofukuji   Miyakoji Rapid Service   Uji
Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line (T01)
Terminus - Ishida (T02)

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