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Ueno Station

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JR East Tokyo Metro

Keisei Ueno Station

28 July 1883

Ueno Station

7 Ueno (JR Station) 3 Higashi-Ueno (Tokyo Metro) Taitō, Tokyo Japan

Tohoku Shinkansen ■Yamagata Shinkansen ■Akita Shinkansen Joetsu Shinkansen Hokuriku Shinkansen Hokkaido Shinkansen Utsunomiya Line Takasaki Line Jōban Line ■Ueno–Tokyo Line Keihin-Tōhoku Line Yamanote Line Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Keisei Ueno Station (Keisei Main Line) Bus stop

Japan, 〒110-0005 Tokyo, Taito, Ueno, 7 丁目

Tokyo Station, Nippori Station, Okachimachi Station, Ōmiya Station, Shinagawa Station

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Ueno Station (上野駅, Ueno-eki) is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo University of the Arts and other famous cultural facilities. A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminus for long-distance trains from northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years. A similar extension of conventional lines will extend the Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line and Joban Line to Tokyo Station via the Ueno-Tokyo Line from March 2015 on existing little-used tracks and a new viaduct.


Ueno Station is close to Keisei-Ueno Station, the Tokyo terminus of the Keisei Main Line to Narita Airport Station.

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This station is served by the following lines:

  • Tokyo Metro
  • Ginza Line
  • Hibiya Line
  • East Japan Railway Company
  • Tohoku Shinkansen
  • Yamagata Shinkansen
  • Akita Shinkansen
  • Joetsu Shinkansen
  • Hokuriku Shinkansen
  • Hokkaido Shinkansen
  • Utsunomiya Line (Tohoku Main Line)
  • Takasaki Line
  • Keihin-Tohoku Line
  • Yamanote Line
  • Joban Line
  • As this station was the traditional point of arrival and departure for journeys to northern Japan, it became the inspiration for many poems and song lyrics, including a famous poem by Ishikawa Takuboku. There is a memorial plate about this poem in the station.

    Station layout

    Like most major stations in Japan, Ueno station contains and is surrounded by extensive shopping arcades. Ueno's includes a branch of the Hard Rock Cafe.

    JR East platforms

    The station has two main levels of tracks and a deep underground station for the Tohoku Shinkansen tracks. Through tracks 1 to 4 on two island platforms on the main level are used by Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tohoku Line trains. Tracks 5 to 9 on two island platforms and one side of a terminal platform lead to the Ueno-Tokyo Line to Tokyo Station and beyond on the Tokaido Main Line. Tracks 10 to 12 terminate inside the building, and below these on a lower deck are further terminal tracks 13 to 17 (Track No.18 has been removed). Two subterranean island platforms serve Shinkansen tracks 19 to 22.

    Chest-high platform edge doors were installed on the two Yamanote Line platforms (2 and 3) in November 2015, and brought into use from December.

    Tokyo Metro platforms

    Both the Ginza and Hibiya line station have two tracks. However, unlike in other Tokyo Metro stations, each line's tracks are counted separately.


    The station opened on July 28, 1883. After the destruction of this first building in the fires caused by the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, Japanese Government Railways constructed the current station buildings. In 1927, Tokyo Underground Railway (now Tokyo Metro) opened Japan's first subway line from here to Asakusa Station. Following World War II, the neighbourhood in front of Ueno Station was a major center of black market activity. Today, that market is gathering people as a name of Ameya-Yokochō.

    Passenger statistics

    In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by 181,880 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the thirteenth-busiest station operated by JR East. In fiscal 2013, the Tokyo Metro station was used by an average of 211,539 passengers per day (exiting and entering passengers), making it the eighth-busiest station operated by Tokyo Metro.

    The daily passenger figures for each operator in previous years are as shown below.

  • Note that JR East figures are for boarding passengers only.
  • Highway buses

  • Sky / Panda; For Hirosaki, Aomori Station
  • Yuhi; For Tsuruoka Station, Amarume Station, and Sakata Station
  • Tono Kamaishi; For Shin-Hanamaki Station, Tōno Station, Kamaishi Station, and Yamada
  • Tokyo Sunrise; For Yamagata Station, Sagae Station, Sakurambo-Higashine Station, and Shinjō Station
  • Rainbow; Yonezawa Station, Kaminoyama-Onsen Station, and Yamagata Station
  • For Chino, Matsumoto Bus Terminal, and Nagano Station
  • Dream Kanazawa; For Toyama Station, Kanazawa Station, and Kanazawa Institute of Technology
  • Kimasshi; For Kanazawa Station
  • Yamato; For Tenri Station, Nara Station, Kintetsu-Kōriyama Station, Hōryū-ji, Ōji Station, and Goidō Station
  • For Ōtsu Station, Yamashina Station, Sanjō Station, and Kyōto Station
  • Flying Liner; For Kyōto Station, Ōsaka Station, Ōsaka Namba Station, Ōsaka Abenobashi Station, and Fujiidera Station
  • Mamakari Liner; For Okayama Station, Kurashiki Station
  • References

    Ueno Station Wikipedia