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Kawasaki Station

Kawasaki Station
The east side of the station, October 2011
Prefecture Kanagawa
(See other stations in Kanagawa)
City Kawasaki
Ward Kawasaki
Neighborhood Ekimae-Honchō
Postal code 210-0007
Address in Japanese 神奈川県川崎市川崎区駅前本町
Opened 1872
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Keihin-Tōhoku Line
Tōkaidō Main Line
Nambu Line
Statistics 197,010 passengers/day (FY2013)
Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station
East entrance of Kawasaki station with bus terminal

Kawasaki Station (川崎駅 Kawasaki-eki) is a railway station in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


  • Lines 1
  • Station layout 2
  • Adjacent stations 3
  • History 4
  • Passenger statistics 5
  • Surrounding area 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Kawasaki Station is served by the following JR East lines.

Station layout

1  Tōkaidō Main Line for Yokohama, Odawara, and Atami
2  Tokaido Main Line (Ueno-Tokyo Line) for Shinagawa and Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya (via Utsunomiya Line), and Takasaki (via Takasaki Line)
3  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Tsurumi, Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna
4  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Kamata, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
5/6  Nambu Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Noborito, Fuchū-Hommachi, and Tachikawa

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Tokaido Main Line
Commuter Rapid: no stop
Shinagawa   Rapid Acty   Yokohama
Shinagawa   Local   Yokohama
Keihin-Tohoku Line
Kamata   Rapid   Tsurumi
Kamata   Local   Tsurumi
Nambu Line
Terminus   Rapid   Kashimada
Terminus   Local   Shitte


The station opened on July 10, 1872 (June 5 in original Japanese calendar then in use) as the first intermediate station of the first railway in Japan when it was providing a trial service on the section between Shinagawa Station and Sakuragichō Station in Yokohama before the official inauguration in October 1872.

The Nambu Railway, which later became the Nambu Line, opened on March 9, 1927.

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 197,010 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the twelfth-busiest station operated by JR East.[1]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 156,291[2]
2005 163,495[3]
2010 185,300[4]
2011 185,651[5]
2012 188,193[6]
2013 197,010[1]

Surrounding area

Connected to the west side of the station is the Lazona Kawasaki Plaza shopping mall. Connected to the east of the station is the "Kawasaki BE" shopping complex. There are also various other commercial establishments around the station, including More-s Department Store, Yodobashi Camera, and Tokyu Hands.
Keikyū Kawasaki Station, operated by the private railway operator Keikyu is located to the northeast.

The basement area of the adjoining More's department store is home to what is dubbed "the world's shortest escalator", with a height difference of just 83.4 cm (2 ft 8.8 in).[7]


  1. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Wojnowski, Todd (March 2013). "World's Shortest Escalator". Japan Travel. Japan Travel K.K.,. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

External links

  • JR East station information (Japanese)

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