Takao Station (Tokyo)

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Takao Station
The JR side of Takao Station in November 2005
Location Hachiōji-shi, Tokyo
Operated by
Platforms 3 island platforms
Takao Station is located in Japan
Takao Station
Takao Station
Location within Japan

Takao Station (高尾駅, Takao-eki) is a railway station in Hachiōji, Tokyo, jointly operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Keio Corporation.


Takao Station is served by the JR Chūō Main Line and is the last major station in Tokyo for the westbound Chūō Main Line. Therefore, it is a terminating station for many local and rapid trains on the line. The station is 53.1 kilometers from Tokyo Station. It is also a terminus for Narita Express trains travelling on the line. The station is also served by the Keio Takao Line and is 6.9 kilometers from the terminus of that line at Kitano, and 43.0 kilometers from Shinjuku Station.

Station layout[edit]

The JR East station has two island platforms serving four tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Takao Station
JR station
JR Takao Station platforms, November 2008
Location 1201-2 Takao-machi, Hachiōji-shi, Tokyo
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Distance 53.1 km from Tokyo
Platforms 2 island platforms
Opened 1901
Passengers (FY2014) 29,710

JR East platforms[edit]

1  Chūō Line (Rapid) for Hachiōji, Tachikawa, Shinjuku, and Tokyo
   Narita Express for Narita Airport
2-4  Chuo Line (Rapid) for Hachiōji, Tachikawa, Shinjuku, and Tokyo
 Chūō Main Line for Ōtsuki, Kōfu, and Kobuchizawa

Keio platforms[edit]

Takao Station
Keio station
The Keio platforms in April 2013
Location 1227-3 Hatsusawa-machi, Hachiōji-shi, Tokyo
Operated by KeioRailway logo.svg Keio Corporation
Line(s) Number prefix Keiō.PNG Keio Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Opened 1967
Passengers (FY2014) 27,414

The Keio Takao Line is served by a single elevated island platform, serving two tracks.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Chūō Main Line
Hachioji   Narita Express   Terminus
Nishi-Hachioji   Local   Sagamiko
Chūō Line (Rapid)
Hachioji   Chūō Liner   Terminus
Hachioji   Commuter Special Rapid   Sagamiko
Nishi-Hachioji   Chūō Special Rapid   Sagamiko
Nishi-Hachioji   Commuter Rapid   Sagamiko
Nishi-Hachioji   Rapid   Sagamiko
Nishi-Hachioji   Local   Sagamiko
Keio Takao Line
Mejirodai   Special Express   Takaosanguchi
Hazama   Semi Special Express   Takaosanguchi
Mejirodai   Express   Takaosanguchi
Hazama   Semi Express   Takaosanguchi
Hazama   Rapid   Takaosanguchi
Hazama   Local   Takaosanguchi


The JR East station opened on 1 August 1901.[1] The Keio station opened on 1 October 1967.[2] With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 29,710 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 44th-busiest station operated by JR East.[3] The Keio station was used by an average of 26,743 passengers in fiscal 2011.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 53. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 
  2. ^ 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. 229. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 35°38′32″N 139°16′55″E / 35.642223°N 139.281814°E / 35.642223; 139.281814