Yakō Station

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Yakō Station
Yako stn.jpg
Station building
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Yokohama
Ward Tsurumi
Neighborhood Yakō 6-chome
Postal code 230-0001
Address in Japanese 神奈川県横浜市鶴見区矢向6丁目
Opened 1927
Rail services
Operator(s) East Japan Railway Company
Line(s) Nambu Line
Statistics 15,788 passengers/day (2008)
Bus Small bus terminal at this station

Yakō Station (矢向駅 Yakō-eki?) is a railway station operated by JR East's Nambu Line located in Tsurumi Ward of Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. It is 2.6 kilometers from the terminus of the Nambu Line at Kawasaki Station.


Yakō Station opened as a station on the Nambu Railway on March 9, 1927. A spur line to Kawasaki-Gashi Freight Terminal opened at the same time. The Nambu Railway was nationalized on April 1, 1944 becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway (JGR) system, which became the Japanese National Railways (JNR) from 1949. Freight services on the spur line were discontinued on May 25, 1972. Along with privatization and division of JNR, JR East started operating the station on April 1, 1987.

The station has a yard, which was originally the main depot of the Nambu Line until Nakahara Depot near Musashi-Nakahara Station was opened in 1960.

The station building was burnt down during the bombing in 1945 and was later rebuilt.[1] The station building appeared in the 1951 film Meshi is the same as the present one.


Station layout[edit]

Yakō Station has a single side platform and an island platform serving three tracks, connected by an overpass. The station is attended, but its operation is consigned to East Japan Eco Access Co., Ltd. Platform 1 for descending traffic is on the west side of the station, alongside the station building, and ascending Platforms 2 and 3 are connected with an overpass.


1  Nambu Line Musashi-KosugiMusashi-MizonokuchiNoboritoTachikawa
2,3  Nambu Line Kawasaki

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Nambu Line
Shitte Local Kashimada

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harada, Katsumasa (1999). Nanbu-sen Ima Mukashi (in Japanese). Kawasaki: Tamagawa Shinbunsha. p. 97. ISBN 4-924882-28-3. 
  • Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). Tokyo: JTB Corporation. pp. 65, 69, vol. II. ISBN 4533029809. 

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