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|Location||Ekimae-Honchō, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 210-0007|
|Distance||18.2 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||10 July 1872|
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture
Kawasaki Station (Japan)
Kawasaki Station is served by the following JR East lines.
|1||Tōkaidō Main Line||for Yokohama, Odawara, and Atami|
|2||Ueno-Tokyo Line)Tōkaidō Main Line (||for Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya|
Utsunomiya Line for Utsunomiya
Takasaki Line for Takasaki
|3||Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Tsurumi, Yokohama, Isogo, and Ōfuna|
|4||Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Kamata, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya|
|5,6||Nambu Line||for Musashi-Kosugi, Noborito, Fuchū-Hommachi, and Tachikawa|
The station opened on July 10, 1872 (June 5 in original Japanese calendar then in use) as the first intermediate station of the first railway in Japan when it was providing a trial service on the section between Shinagawa Station and Sakuragichō Station in Yokohama before the official inauguration in October 1872.
The Nambu Railway, which later became the Nambu Line, opened on March 9, 1927.
Kawasaki City Tram operated a 6.7-kilometre long (4.2 mi) line from its Shiden Kawasaki terminal in front of this station to the now-closed Shiohama Station from 1944 to 1969.[page needed][page needed]
In fiscal 2019, the station was used by an average of 215,234 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).
The passenger figures (boarding passengers only) for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||daily average|
Connected to the west side of the station is the Lazona Kawasaki Plaza shopping mall. Connected to the east of the station is the "Atre Kawasaki" shopping complex. There are also various other commercial establishments around the station, including More-s Department Store, Yodobashi Camera, and Tokyu Hands. Keikyu Kawasaki Station, operated by the private railway operator Keikyu is located to the northeast.
The basement area of the adjoining More's department store is home to what is dubbed "the world's shortest escalator", with a height difference of just 83.4 cm (2 ft 8.8 in).
- Imao, Keisuke, ed. (2008). 日本鉄道旅行地図帳 - 全線・全駅・全廃線 [Japan Railway Travel Atlas - All Lines, Stations and Closed Lines] (in Japanese). Shinchosha. ISBN 978-4-10-790022-7.
- Sekita, Katsutaka; Miyata, Michikazu (2003). 川崎市電の25年 [25 Years of Kawasaki City Tram] (in Japanese). Neko Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN 4-87366-333-4.
- 各駅の乗車人員 (2019年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2019)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
- 神奈川県県勢要覧（平成18年度） [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2005)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
- 神奈川県県勢要覧（平成23年度） [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
- 神奈川県県勢要覧（平成28年度 [Kanagawa Prefecture official statistics (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
- Wojnowski, Todd (March 2013). "World's Shortest Escalator". Japan Travel. Japan Travel K.K. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
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