Tenjin Station

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Tenjin Station
天神駅
Tenjin station.jpg
Location
Prefecture Fukuoka
(See other stations in Fukuoka)
City Fukuoka
Ward Chūō
Neighborhood 1-chōme Tenjin
Address in Japanese 福岡市中央区天神1丁目
History
Opened 1981
Rail services
Station number(s) K08
Operator(s) Fukuoka City Subway
Line(s) Kūkō Line

Tenjin Station (天神駅 Tenjin-eki?) is a subway station located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Its station symbol are 5 green dots arranged in a circle, representing a plum blossom. The station is located directly under Meiji-Street (明治通り Meiji-tōri?) in Tenjin, Fukuoka. A large underground shopping mall reaches from Tenjin Station on the Kūkō Line to the Tenjin-Minami Station (天神南駅 Tenjin-Minami-eki?) on the Nanakuma Line.

Lines[edit]

Platforms[edit]

1  Kūkō Line for Hakata, Fukuokakūkō and Kaizuka
2  Kūkō Line for Nishijin, Meinohama, Chikuzen-Maebaru and Karatsu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Kūkō Line
Akasaka - Nakasu-Kawabata

Usage[edit]

In 2006 the daily average number of passengers was 63,166. It is the largest Subway Station on the Kūkō Line.

History[edit]

  • July 26, 1981 - opening of Tenjin Station

Transfer[edit]

The underground shopping mall can be used for transfer between the Kūkō Line and the Nanakuma Line. To use the same ticket for both lines, passengers must exit through a special gate and enter the gate of the second line within 120 minutes. Therefore it is no problem to use the transfer time for shopping. If the regular gate is used, a new ticket is required to be purchased. Special tickets can be used for the transfer.

Coordinates: 33°35′29″N 130°23′57″E / 33.5913747°N 130.3992458°E / 33.5913747; 130.3992458