Kuramae Station

Kuramae Station

Kuramae Station entrance
Location 2 Chome-3-1 Kuramae (Toei Asakusa Line)
3 Chome-3 Kotobuki (Toei Ōedo Line), Taitō, Tokyo
Operated by Toei Subway, Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
Other information
Station code E-11 (Ōedo Line)
A-17 (Asakusa Line)
Opened 1960
Platforms and tracks on Asakusa Line, 2006
Island platform on Ōedo Line, 2015

Kuramae Station (蔵前駅 Kuramae-eki) is a subway station on the Toei Asakusa Line and Toei Ōedo Line, both operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei). It is located in the Kuramae and Kotobuki neighborhoods of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Its number on the Asakusa Line is A-17, and that on the Ōedo Line is E-11. The stations on the two lines do not have an underground connection; still, passengers may transfer between them.

Station layout

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

On the Asakusa Line, Kuramae has two platforms with the two tracks between them. Track 1 is for passengers bound for Nihombashi and Nishi-Magome Stations. Track 2 is for those traveling in the opposite direction toward the terminal of the Asakusa subway line at Oshiage Station.

1  Toei Oedo Line for Iidabashi and Tochomae
2  Toei Oedo Line for Ryogoku and Daimon

On the Oedo Line, an island platform stands between the two tracks. Track 1 serves passengers bound for Iidabashi and Tochōmae Stations, while Track 2 carries trains toward Ryōgoku and Daimon Stations.

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Toei Asakusa Line (A-17)
Airport Ltd. Exp.: Does not stop at this station
Asakusabashi (A-16) Ltd. Exp.
Commuter Express
Asakusa (A-18)
Toei Oedo Line (E-11)
Shin-Okachimachi (E-10) - Ryōgoku (E-12)


Kuramae Station opened on December 4, 1960, as a station on Toei Line 1 (the present-day Asakusa Line). The Oedo Line (Line 12) station opened on December 12, 2000.

Surrounding area

The station serves the Kuramae and Kotobuki neighborhoods. Nearby are the Kuramae Water Treatment Center (on the site of the old Kuramae sumo stadium, which the station served until the stadium closed), the Sumida River, National Route 6, offices of the Waterworks and Bureau of Sewerage, the Torigoe Shrine.

See also


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This article incorporates material from the article 蔵前駅 (Kuramae-eki) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 16, 2007

Coordinates: 35°42′11″N 139°47′28″E / 35.7030°N 139.7911°E / 35.7030; 139.7911

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