Shinsen Station

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Shinsen Station
KTR Shinsen station North.JPG
West exit, April 2008
Location Shibuya, Tokyo
Operated by Keio Corporation
Line(s) Keio Inokashira Line
Other information
Station code IN02
Opened 1933
Passengers (FY2011) 9,871 daily

Shinsen Station (神泉駅 Shinsen-eki?) is a railway station on the Keio Inokashira Line in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation.


Shinsen Station is served by the 12.7 km Keio Inokashira Line from Shibuya in Tokyo to Kichijōji. Located between Shibuya and Komaba-Tōdaimae, it is 0.5 km from the Shibuya terminus.[1]

Service pattern[edit]

Only all-stations "Local" services stop at this station.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two opposing side platforms at ground level on either side of the two tracks, which are side by side.[2] The station building is built above the tracks. Although it is considered to be an above-ground station, most of the station is actually within a tunnel so it is somewhat like an underground station.

The effective length of the platform was once only enough to accommodate three 18 m long train cars. As a result, the doors on two cars of trains coming from Kichijoji would not open (even earlier, there was also a period in which some trains simply bypassed the station altogether). The ticket gate and station building on the Shibuya end of the station was extremely simple, in contrast to the current station, which includes a store and entrance on the Shōtō side.

Later, when the Keio 1000 series trains were introduced, which had 20-meter cars, the platform was extended by construction into the tunnel, and starting on September 28, 1995, all doors on trains stopping at the station could open. During the period when the doors would not open, on the inside of the tunnel outside the unopening doors was written the words, "The doors here do not open" (ここではドアがあきません Koko dewa doa ga akimasen?).

Along with the construction in 1995 of the tunnel, construction to renovate the station as a whole was begun and on December 2, 1996, the current station was opened.

There are elevators between both platforms and the ticket gates.

The toilet is located on the upper level by the ticket gates. It includes a multi-purpose toilet, intended to as part of the station’s scheme of universal design.

The station was selected for the "100 Stations of Kantō" (関東の駅百選 Kanto no eki hyakusen?) feature by the former Ministry of Transport (運輸省 un'yushō?), now part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.


View of the platforms from platform 2
1  Keio Inokashira Line for Shimo-Kitazawa, Meidaimae, and Kichijōji
2  Keio Inokashira Line for Shibuya

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keio Inokashira Line (IN02)
Shibuya (IN01)   Local   Komaba-Tōdaimae (IN03)
Express: Does not stop at this station


The station opened on August 1, 1933.[1]

From February 22, 2013, station numbering was introduced on Keio lines, with Shinsen Station becoming "IN02".[3]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2011, the station was used by an average of 9,871 passengers daily.[4]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
1999 8,633[1]
2010 10,056[4]
2011 9,871[4]

Surrounding area[edit]

While rents are high in Shinsen, due to the close proximity to Shibuya, cheaper options are to be found nearer the Dogenzaka side of the station, which is predominantly made up of apartments for single occupants. This area was well known for its love hotels, though in recent years the area has been redeveloped due to a string of trendy new restaurants, bars, and izakayas. Shinsen is also host to a burgeoning artistic community with galleries, livehouses and studios.


  1. ^ a b c Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 205. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ Kawashima, Ryozo (April 2010). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第1巻 東京駅―三鷹エリア [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 1 Tokyo Station - Mitaka Area]. Japan: Kodansha. pp. 10, 52. ISBN 978-4-06-270061-0. 
  3. ^ 京王線・井の頭線全駅で「駅ナンバリング」を導入します。 [Station numbering to be introduced on Keio Line and Inokashira Line] (pdf) (Press release) (in Japanese). Keio Corporation. January 18, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c 1日の駅別乗降人員 [Average daily station usage figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Keio Corporation. 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°39′26″N 139°41′37″E / 35.6572°N 139.6936°E / 35.6572; 139.6936