Yakō Station

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Yakō Station
Yako stn.jpg
The station entrance in June 2009
Location 6 Yakō, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 230-0001
Operated by JR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s) Nambu Line
Distance 2.6 km from Kawasaki
Tracks 3
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Website www.jreast.co.jp/estation/station/info.aspx?StationCd=1575
Opened 9 March 1927 (1927-03-09)
Passengers (FY2014) 17,837 daily
Yakō Station is located in Japan
Yakō Station
Yakō Station
Location within Japan

Yakō Station (矢向駅, Yakō-eki) is a railway station on the Nambu Line in Tsurumi Ward of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Yakō Station is served by the 35.5 km Nambu Line from Kawasaki to Tachikawa, and is 2.6 km from the southern terminus of the line at Kawasaki.

Station layout[edit]

Yakō Station has one side platform (platform 1) and one island platform (platform 2/3) serving a total three tracks, connected by a footbridge. Platform 1 for down (Tachikawa-bound) services is on the west side of the station, alongside the station building, and the up (Kawasaki-bound) platforms 2 and 3 are connected by a footbridge.[1]

Stabling sidings lie adjacent to platform 3 on the east side of the station and also on the east side of the line south of the station.[1]


1  Nambu Line for Musashi-Kosugi and Tachikawa
2/3  Nambu Line for Kawasaki

Platform 3 is normally used only by trains to Kawasaki starting here during the morning and evening peak hours.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nambu Line
Rapid: Does not stop at this station}
Shitte   Local   Kashimada


Yakō Station opened as a station on the Nambu Railway on March 9, 1927.[2]

The station building was burnt down during the bombing in 1945, and was later rebuilt.[3]

With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.[2]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2014, the station was used by an average of 17,837 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 13,496[5]
2005 14,555[6]
2010 16,214[7]
2014 17,837[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Kawashima, Ryozo (18 March 2009). 日本の鉄道 東海道ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第1巻 東京駅 - 横浜エリア [Railways of Japan - Tokaido Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 1 Tokyo - Yokohama area] (in Japanese). Japan: Kodansha. p. 52. ISBN 978-4-06-270011-5. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. p. 65. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ Harada, Katsumasa (April 1999). 南武線いまむかし [Nambu Line - Then and Now] (in Japanese). Kawasaki: Tamagawa Shinbunsha. p. 97. ISBN 4-924882-28-3. 
  4. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2001. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2006. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°32′22″N 139°40′49″E / 35.5395°N 139.6804°E / 35.5395; 139.6804