Yamato Station (Kanagawa)

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Yamato Station
Yamato Station Building.JPG
Yamato Station
Location Yamatominami 1-1-1, Yamato, Kanagawa
Operated by
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1926
Passengers (2007) 109,502 (Sagami Railway)
111,063 (Odakyu) daily
Odakyū Line's platform
Sagami Railway's platform

Yamato Station (大和駅 Yamato-eki?) is a train station on the Sagami Railway in the city of Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan. It is 14.7 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Sagami Railway at Yokohama Station and 39.9 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Odakyu Line at Shinjuku Station


Yamato Station was opened on May 12, 1926 as a station on the Jintsu Railway. The Odakyu Station was opened on April 1, 1929 slightly to the west of the existing station, and was named Nishi-Yamato Station (西大和駅 Nishi-Yamato-eki?). On June 1, 1944, Yamato Station was relocated to become adjacent to Nishi-Yamato Station, with the new joint station taking the name “Yamato Station”. The station building was completely reconstructed in a multiyear project beginning from 1986. In 1993, the tracks and platform of the Sagami Railway were relocated to a subway level, which created room for expansion of the Odakyu station to two platforms in 1996.


Station layout[edit]

Yamato Station is a joint use station. The north exit is operated by the Sagami Railway and the south exit is operated by the Odakyu Railway, although passengers can use either exit regardless of what line they are using. The Odakyu Railway station consists of two island platforms connected by an overpass to the station building. The station building is elevated, and located above the platforms and tracks. The Sagami Railway station has one island platform, located underground.


  • Odakyu platforms
1  Odakyu Enoshima Line For Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshima
2  Odakyu Enoshima Line For Fujisawa and Katase-Enoshima
3  Odakyu Enoshima Line For Sagami-Ōno and Shinjuku
4  Odakyu Enoshima Line For Sagami-Ōno and Shinjuku
  • Sotetsu platforms
1  Sagami Railway Main Line For Ebina
2  Sagami Railway Main Line For Futamatagawa and Yokohama

Adjacent stations[edit]

Odakyu Enoshima Line
Sagami-Ōno   Limited Express Homeway (特急ホームウェイ)(partial)   Fujisawa
Sagami-Ōno   Limited Express Enoshima (特急えのしま)   Fujisawa
Chūō-Rinkan   Rapid Express (快速急行)   Shonandai
Minami-Rinkan   Express (急行)   Chōgo
Tsuruma   Local (各駅停車)   Sakuragaoka
Sagami Railway Main Line
Seya   Local (各駅停車)   Sagami-Ōtsuka
Seya   Express (急行)   Sagami-Ōtsuka

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Coordinates: 35°28′11″N 139°27′41″E / 35.469697°N 139.461409°E / 35.469697; 139.461409