Takaosanguchi Station

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Takaosanguchi Station
高尾山口駅
Takaosanguchi-Station-exit-march20-2016.jpg
Takaosanguchi Station in March 2016
Location 2241 Takao-machi, Hachiōji-shi, Tokyo 193-0844
Japan
Operated by KeioRailway logo.svg Keio Corporation
Line(s) Number prefix Keiō.PNG Keio Takao Line
Distance 44.7 km from Shinjuku
Platforms 1 island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Station code KO53
Website www.keio.co.jp/train/station/54_takaosanguchi/index.html
History
Opened 1 October 1967
Rebuilt 2015
Traffic
Passengers (FY2015) 11,110 daily
Location
Takaosanguchi Station is located in Japan
Takaosanguchi Station
Takaosanguchi Station
Location within Japan

Takaosanguchi Station (高尾山口駅?, Takaosanguchi-eki, lit. "gateway to Mount Takao") is a railway station on the Keio Takao Line in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation. It is the main point of railway access to Mount Takao.

Lines[edit]

Takaosanguchi Station is the terminus of the Keio Takao Line, and is located 8.6 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Kitano, and 44.7 kilometers from Shinjuku Station in central Tokyo. The station is numbered "KO53".

Station layout[edit]

Track layout

Takao

2
1

The station has a single dead-headed island platform serving two tracks located on the second floor ("2F") level, with the station entrance and concourse located on the ground floor.

Platforms[edit]

1/2  Keio Takao Line for Takao and Kitano
Number prefix Keiō.PNG Keio Line for Takahatafudō, Chōfu, Meidaimae, and Shinjuku
Subway TokyoShinjuku.png Toei Shinjuku Line for Motoyawata

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Keio Takao Line
Takao   Special Express   Terminus
Takao   Semi Special Express   Terminus
Takao   Express   Terminus
Takao   Semi Express   Terminus
Takao   Rapid   Terminus
Takao   Local   Terminus

History[edit]

The station in February 2006 before rebuilding

The station opened on October 1, 1967.[1]

The station building was rebuilt in 2015 using wood from local cedar trees in a redesign overseen by architect Kengo Kuma, with work completed in April 2015. The station roof is modelled after the Yakuo-in Temple complex on Mount Takao.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 11,110 passengers daily.[2]

Surrounding area[edit]

The station building and forecourt in March 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways] (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 229. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4. 
  2. ^ a b "Railways incorporating more wood in train stations to give them rustic, natural feel". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 24 August 2016. Archived from the original on 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°37′56″N 139°16′12″E / 35.632224°N 139.269882°E / 35.632224; 139.269882