Wakaba Station

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Wakaba Station
Wakaba Station West Entrance 20111021.jpg
Wakaba Station west side and forecourt in October 2011
Location 4-13-1 Sekima, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0215
Operated by Tōbu Tetsudō Logo.svg Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Tojo Line (TJ) symbol.svg Tobu Tojo Line
Distance 38.9 km from Ikebukuro
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Station code TJ-25     
Website www.tobu.co.jp/station/info/7403.html
Opened 2 April 1979
Passengers (FY2014) 37,447 daily
Wakaba Station is located in Japan
Wakaba Station
Wakaba Station
Location within Japan

Wakaba Station (若葉駅?, Wakaba-eki) is a railway station on the Tobu Tojo Line in Sakado, Saitama, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.[1]


Wakaba Station is served by the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Located between Tsurugashima and Sakado, it is 38.9 km from the Ikebukuro terminus.[2] Rapid, Express, Semi express, and all-stations Local services stop at this station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of a single island platform serving two tracks. The station building is located above the platforms.


View of the platforms looking toward Ikebukuro from the Sakado end, March 2008
View of the platforms looking toward Ikebukuro, showing the toilet block and former smoking area, November 2011
1  Tobu Tojo Line for Sakado, Shinrinkōen, Ogawamachi, and Yorii
2  Tobu Tojo Line for Kawagoe, Wakōshi, and Ikebukuro
Subway TokyoYurakucho.png Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for Shin-Kiba
Subway TokyoFukutoshin.png Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shibuya
Tokyu TY line symbol.svg Tokyu Toyoko Line for Yokohama
Minatomirai line logo.png Minatomirai Line for Motomachi-Chukagai

Adjacent stations[edit]

Tobu Tojo Line
TJ Liner: Does not stop at this station
Rapid express: Does not stop at this station
Kawagoeshi   Rapid   Sakado
Tsurugashima   Express   Sakado
Tsurugashima   Semi express   Sakado
Tsurugashima   Local   Sakado


The station opened on 2 April 1979.[2] The name "Wakaba" derived from the nearby Wakabadai housing estate.[4] The station originally had an entrance on the east side only, but was extended in March 2004 with an entrance on the west side leading to a new station forecourt area.

From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Tojo Line, with Wakaba Station becoming "TJ-25".[5]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 37,447 passengers daily.[6]

Surrounding area[edit]

Wakaba Walk shopping centre in front of Wakaba Station, October 2011

Bus services[edit]

The north side of the station is served by the "Tsuru Wagon" community minibus service operated by the city of Tsurugashima,[8] and by the "Sakacchi Wagon" (Miyoshino Line) community minibus service operated by the city of Sakado.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wakaba Station information" (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  3. ^ Tobu Tojo Line Timetable, published March 2016
  4. ^ a b Kawashima, Ryozo (February 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第11巻 埼玉南部・東京多摩北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 11 Southern Saitama and Northern Tama Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 64. ISBN 978-4-06-270071-9. 
  5. ^ 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  6. ^ 駅情報(乗降人員) [Station information: Passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: Tobu Railway. 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  7. ^ 地域ニュース: 聖天宮 [Local News: Xien Ten Gong] (in Japanese). Japan: Koedo Net. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  8. ^ つるバス・つるワゴンのご案内 [Guide to Tsuru Bus and Tsuru Wagon] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Tsurugashima. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  9. ^ さかっちバス・さかっちワゴン時刻表 [Sakacchi Bus & Sakacchi Wagon Timetable] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: City of Sakado. 1 November 2013. p. 2. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°56′55″N 139°24′32″E / 35.9487°N 139.4090°E / 35.9487; 139.4090