Asakusabashi Station

Asakusabashi Station

The east side of the station in February 2007
Location Taitō, Tokyo
Operated by
Other information
Station code
  • JB20 (Chūō-Sōbu Line)
  • A-16 (Toei Asakusa Line)
Opened 1932
Asakusabashi Station
Location within Japan

Asakusabashi Station (浅草橋駅 Asakusabashi-eki) is a subway station on the Toei Asakusa Line operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, and a railway station above ground level on the Chūō-Sōbu Line at the same site operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It is located in the Asakusabashi neighborhood of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Its number on the Asakusa Line is A-16.

Station layout

JR platforms

1  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Akihabara, Shinjuku and Mitaka
2  Chūō-Sōbu Line for Kinshichō, Funabashi and Chiba

JR Asakusabashi Station has two side platforms with two tracks between them. Platform 1 is for passengers going toward Akihabara and Mitaka Stations. Platform 2 serves those bound for Kinshichō and Chiba Stations.

Toei platforms

1  Toei Asakusa Line for Nihombashi, Shimbashi, Nishi-magome
Keikyu Main Line for Shinagawa and Haneda Airport
2  Toei Asakusa Line for Asakusa, Oshiage
Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport

Underground, the Asakusa Line station has an island platform between the two tracks. Trains on Platform 1 go toward Nihombashi and Nishi-magome Stations, while those on Platform 2 depart for the terminal of the subway line at Oshiage Station; through trains continue onward from there.

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB20)
Akihabara (JB19, AKB)   Local   Ryōgoku (JB21)
Toei Asakusa Line (A-16)
Higashi-nihombashi (A-15) Local
Commuter Express
Ltd. Exp.
Kuramae (A-17)
Airport Ltd. Exp.: Does not stop at this station


Asakusabashi opened on July 1, 1932, as a station on the Sōbu Line. On December 4, 1960, the subway station on what was then known as Toei Line 1 began to operate.

On November 28, 1985, Asakusabashi Station was firebombed by masked members of the radical leftist group Middle Core Faction, who claimed that this action, as well as other acts of sabotage committed across several prefectures the same day were to support the 24-hour strike by the labour union Doro-Chiba protesting against the impending privatisation of Japanese National Railways (JNR). This incident did not affect operations on the Toei Asakusa Line as the underground platforms were not targeted.

Surrounding area

The station serves the neighborhood. Nearby are the Lycée Franco-Japonais de Tokyo, the Kanda River, and the Sumida River. The former Yanagibashi geisha quarter was located to the south of the station.

See also


This article incorporates material from 浅草橋駅 (Asakusabashi-eki) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 15, 2007.

    Coordinates: 35°41′49″N 139°47′10″E / 35.697°N 139.786°E / 35.697; 139.786

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