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Ōtsuka Station

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Ōtsuka Station
Ōtsuka-ekimae Station

The north entrance in April 2012
General information
Location3 Minami-Ōtsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Coordinates35°43′53″N 139°43′43″E / 35.731438°N 139.728692°E / 35.731438; 139.728692Coordinates: 35°43′53″N 139°43′43″E / 35.731438°N 139.728692°E / 35.731438; 139.728692
Operated by
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JR East
Line(s)JY Yamanote Line
ConnectionsBus terminal
Opened1 April 1903
FY201053,346 daily
Preceding station
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JR East
Following station
Next counter-clockwise
Yamanote Line Sugamo
Next clockwise
Preceding station PrefSymbol-Tokyo.svg Toei Following station
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towards Waseda
Toden Arakawa Line Sugamoshinden
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towards Minowabashi
Ōtsuka is located in Special wards of Tokyo
Location within Special wards of Tokyo
Ōtsuka is located in Tokyo
Ōtsuka (Tokyo)
Ōtsuka is located in Japan
Ōtsuka (Japan)

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 Tokyo Sakura Tram, named Ōtsuka-ekimae Station (大塚駅前停留場, Ōtsuka ekimae teiryūjō) is 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]

  • The south entrance, April 2010
    The south entrance, April 2010
  • JR East ticket gates, September 2019
    JR East ticket gates, September 2019
  • The Yamanote line platforms, September 2019
    The Yamanote line platforms, September 2019


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


Otsuka Station in the early 20th century
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 in December 2007
Ōtsuka-ekimae tram stop beneath the JR East station in December 2007

See also


  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b 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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