Ōtsuka Station

For the station in Hiroshima, see Astram Ozuka Station.

Coordinates: 35°43′53″N 139°43′43″E / 35.731438°N 139.728692°E / 35.731438; 139.728692


The north entrance, April 2012
Location 3 Minami-Ōtsuka, Toshima, Tokyo
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Yamanote Line
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1903
Passengers (FY2010) 53,346 daily

Ōtsuka Station (大塚駅 Ōtsuka-eki) is a railway station in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]


Ōtsuka Station is served by the circular Yamanote Line. A stop on the Toden Arakawa Line, named Ōtsuka-ekimae Station (大塚駅前停留場 Ōtsuka ekimae teiryūjō) is also located underneath Ōtsuka Station.

Station layout

The station consists of an elevated island platform serving the two Yamanote Line tracks. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.[1]

Chest-high platform edge doors were installed on the Yamanote Line platforms, brought into use from 20 April 2013.[2]


1  Yamanote Line for Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Shinagawa
2  Yamanote Line for Tabata, Ueno, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Ikebukuro - Sugamo
Toden Arakawa Line
Mukohara - Sugamoshinden


Otsuka Station in the early 20th century

The station opened on 1 April 1903.[3]

The wooden station structure on the south side was demolished in 2009.[3]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 53,346 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[4]

Surrounding area

Ōtsuka-ekimae tram stop beneath the JR East station, December 2007

See also


  1. 1 2 各駅情報(大塚駅) [Station Information (Ōtsuka Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. 山手線大塚駅で可動式ホーム柵の使用開始 [Platform edge doors introduced at Otsuka Station on the Yamanote Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. 1 2 Kawashima, Ryozo (March 2011). 日本の鉄道 中部ライン 全線・全駅・全配線 第12巻 東京都心北部 [Railways of Japan - Chubu Line - Lines/Stations/Track plans - Vol 12 Northern Central Tokyo]. Japan: Kodansha. p. 55. ISBN 978-4-06-270072-6.
  4. 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [FY2010 Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
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