Okachimachi Station

Coordinates: 35°42′26″N 139°46′29″E / 35.707327°N 139.774847°E / 35.707327; 139.774847


The north exit, August 2016
Location 5 Ueno, Taitō, Tokyo
Operated by JR East
Line(s) Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line
Opened 1925
Passengers (FY2013) 67,593 daily

Okachimachi Station (御徒町駅 Okachimachi-eki) is a railway station in Taito, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).[1]


Okachimachi Station is served by the circular Yamanote Line and also the Keihin-Tohoku Line. Although not physically connected, Naka-Okachimachi on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Ueno-hirokōji on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and Ueno-okachimachi on the Toei Oedo Line are within walking distance of Okachimachi and marked as interchanges on route maps.

Station layout

The station platforms, January 2015

The station is on a raised viaduct running in a roughly north-south direction. There are two exits, the north exit (北口) and south exit (南口).[2] Both exits have ticket vending machines and toilets; however, the north exit has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office and escalators to the platforms. Luggage lockers are available at the south exit.[2]


The station has two island platforms with two tracks on either side of each platform. Platforms 1 and 4 (the outermost tracks) serve the Keihin-Tohoku Line, while platforms 2 and 3 (the inner tracks) are used for Yamanote Line trains.[2] This platform arrangement allows for easy cross-platform interchanges so that passengers may transfer between lines in the same direction by walking across the platform.

East of the platforms lie tracks of the Ueno-Tokyo Line. These are themselves built on former tracks of the Tohoku Main Line running to Tokyo Station, that had been used for stabling trains when construction of the Tohoku Shinkansen took over land near Kanda Station previously used by the Tohoku Main Line, forcing services to terminate at Ueno Station instead.

1  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Tokyo, Yokohama, and Ōfuna
2  Yamanote Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
3  Yamanote Line for Ueno and Ikebukuro
4  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Ueno, Akabane, and Ōmiya

The Yamanote Line platforms are equipped with chest-high platform edge doors, installed in March 2014.[3]

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Akihabara - Ueno
Keihin-Tohoku Line
Rapid (weekdays): Does not stop at this station
Akihabara   Rapid
(weekends and national holidays)
Akihabara   Local   Ueno


The station opened on 1 November 1925.[1] Waist-high platform edge doors were installed on the Yamanote Line platforms in March 2014, scheduled to be brought into operation from 10 May.[3] From 14 March 2015, rapid services on the Keihin-Tohoku Line began serving the station on weekends and national holidays only.[4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 67,593 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 64th-busiest station operated by JR East.[5] The daily average passenger figures (boarding passengers only) in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 79,539[6]
2005 77,011[7]
2010 69,565[8]
2011 68,402[9]
2012 67,737[10]
2013 67,593[5]

Surrounding area

Okachimachi Station is in the centre of a busy commercial district stretching southwards from Ueno Station. Particularly well-known is Ameya-Yokochō ("Ameyoko"), a busy shopping street dominated by small market-style stalls selling a wide variety of wares. Ameyoko runs parallel to the railway line and includes a large market under the railway tracks.

See also


  1. 1 2 各駅情報(御徒町駅) [Station Information (Okachimachi Station)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 Okachimachi station layout JR East Retrieved 2009-01-11
  3. 1 2 御徒町駅山手線ホームに可動式ホーム柵設置 [Platform edge doors installed on Yamanote Line platforms at Okachimachi Station]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  4. "2015年3月 ダイヤ改正について" [Information regarding the March 2015 timetable amendment] (pdf). East Japan Railway Company. 19 December 2014. p. 10. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  5. 1 2 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  6. 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  7. 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  8. 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  9. 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  10. 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
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