Keihin-Tohoku Line 京浜東北線
The Negishi Line connects to the Keihin-Tohoku line at Yokohama, and goes down to Ofuna. The Keihin-Tohoku-Negishi Line is the name given to the whole stretch of line from Omiya in the north to Ofuna in the south.
Sky blue is the color of Keihin-Tohoku trains and of the Keihin-Tohoku line on maps.
Keihin-Tohoku Line Map
See a Google Map of the Keihin-Tohoku Line: the course of the line and station locations.
There are 35 stations on the Keihin-Tohoku line, and most trains on it are Local (kaku-eki-teisha), stopping at every station. The Rapid (kaisoku) trains skip only five stations - all on the stretch of rail that the Keihin-Tohoku shares with the Yamanote Line: Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Uguisudani, Yurakucho, and Shinbashi stations. Rapid trains skip Okachimachi Station on weekdays, but stop there on weekends and Japanese public holidays.
If traveling from Tokyo to Yokohama, be sure to first check the fastest route, as it is not necessarily the Keihin-Tohoku Line.
Keihin-Tohoku Line Stations
Attractions and facilities near each station on the Keihin-Tohoku line, with railway transfer information. (No transfer information means that the station is a Keihin-Tohoku Line station only.)
Omiya is the commercial center of Saitama, where you can experience the prefecture at its most lively. The Railway Museum is a fun, full-on railway experience for enthusiasts and the merely curious alike. Omiya Park (Omiya Koen) is a very big, very popular park just 1 km north-east of Omiya Station, and a must-visit spot for cherry blossom viewing. Hikawa Shrine is a grand old Shinto shrine on the edge of Omiya Park. Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore (9 am - 4:30 pm [last entry 4 pm], but open until 5 pm [last entry 4:30 pm from July 1 - August 31]; closed Mondays, except when Monday is a public holiday, or falls on May 1 or 2; 300 yen for adults) is also located in Omiya Park. Omiya Bonsai Village with its Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is two stops north of Omiya Station, accessible from either Omiya Koen Station on the Tobu Noda Line or Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line.
Transfer at Omiya Station to the JR Utsunomiya Line, Tobu Noda Line, Shonan–Shinjuku Line, Ueno Tokyo Line, Narita Express, Takasaki Line, Saikyo Line, Kawasaki Line, Tohoku Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, and the New Shuttle.
Saitama-Shintoshin Station さいたま新都心
Saitama Super Arena is right next to Saitama-Shintoshin Station, the station having been built specially to service this very popular stadium that hosts big names in sport and music.
Cocoon City shopping center is also nearby Saitama-Shintoshin Station.
Transfer at Saitama-Shintoshin Station to the JR Utsunomiya Line and Takasaki Line.
Kita-Yono Station on the Saikyo Line is about 6-7 minutes walk south-west.
Yono Station 与野
There are no transfers at Yono Station.
Kita-Urawa Station 北浦和
Saitama Museum of Modern Art (MOMAS) (10 am – 5:30 pm, last entry 5 pm, closed Mondays (except on national holidays, Saitama Residents' Day, New Year, and for maintenance), striking in its design, is just in front of the West Exit of Kita-Urawa Station, located in Kita-Urawa Park which has a music fountain that plays for 10 minutes every two hours between 10 am and 8 pm (until 6 pm Sep-Feb).
There are no transfers at Kita-Urawa Station.
Urawa Station 浦和
Saitama Prefectural Government Office and Saitama City Office are both nearby.
Transfer at Urawa Station to the JR Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line, and the Shonan–Shinjuku Line.
Minami-Urawa Station 南浦和
There are no transfers at Minami-Urawa Station.
Warabi Station 蕨
There are no transfers at Warabi Station.
Nishi-Kawaguchi Station 西川口
There are no transfers at Nishi-Kawaguchi Station.
Kawaguchi Station 川口
There are no transfers at Kawaguchi Station.
Akabane Station 赤羽
Transfer at Akabane Station to the Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line), Takasaki Line, Shonan–Shinjuku Line, and Saikyo Line.
Akabane-iwabuchi Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line is about 7-8 minutes walk north-east.
Higashi-Jujo Station 東十条
There are no transfers at Higashi-Jujo Station; however Jujo Station on the Saikyo Line is about 7-8 minutes walk south-west, and Oji-Kamiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line is about 9-10 minutes walk east.
Oji Station 王子
Asukayama Park adjoins the western side of Oji Station, and has the Shibusawa Memorial Museum, the Kita Ward Asukayama Museum and the Paper Museum. The Asukayama Park Monorail provides access to the park for the disabled.
Kami-Nakazato Station 上中里
Kyu Furukawa Garden is a 5-minute walk south.
There are no transfers at Kami-Nakazato Station, but Nishigahara Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line is about 3-4 minutes walk west, across Takinogawa Park.
Tabata Station 田端
Tabata Memorial Museum of Artists and Writers is nearby, commemorating Tabata's old community of famous writers that existed here until World War II.
Transfer at Tabata Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer).
Nippori Station 日暮里
Yanaka is a tranquil historical district on the west side of Nippori Station.
Uguisudani Station 鶯谷
Transfer at Uguisudani Station to the Yamanote Line.
Iriya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line is about 6-7 minutes walk east.
Ueno Station 上野
Transfer at Ueno Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer), Utsunomiya Line (Tohoku Main Line), Takasaki Line, Tohoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen, Tokyo Metro Ginza Subway Line, Hibiya Subway Line.
Okachimachi Station 御徒町
Ameyayokocho market street: a bustling, earthy shopping area with grocers, traditional and ethnic foodstuffs, pawn shops, jewelry, clothing, shoes, and used golf equipment.
There are no transfers at Okachimachi Station; however Ueno-okachimachi Station on the Oedo Subway Line and Ueno-hirokoji Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Subway Line are less than a minute's walk west, and Shin-Okachimachi Station on the Tsukuba Express Line and the Toei Oedo Subway Line is about 6-7 minutes walk east.
Transfer at Tokyo Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer), Keihin-Tohoku Line, Chuo Main Line, Keiyo Line, Marunouchi Subway Line, Sobu Main Line, Tokaido Main Line, Yokosuka Line, Tohoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen.
Otemachi Station on the Marunouchi Line (exits A1, A4, A5), the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (exits A4, A5, E1, E2, C7), and the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (exits D1, D3, D4, D5) is readily accessible overground or underground.
Nijumae-bashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (exit 4) is readily accessible overground or underground.
Transfer at Yurakucho Station to the Yurakucho Subway Line.
Ginza-Itchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line is 3-4 minutes walk east.
Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, and Toei Mita Line is 4 minutes walk south-west.
Transfer at Shinbashi Station to Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and the New Transit Yurikamome
Transfer at Hamamatsucho Station to the Yamanote Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Monorail
Tamachi Station 田町
Transfer at Tamachi Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer).
Mita Station is a short walk from Tamachi Station, on the Toei Asakusa Subway Line and Toei Mita Subway Line.
Transfer at Shinagawa Station to the Yamanote Line, Keikyu Main Line, Tokaido Main Line, Tokaido Shinkansen, Yokosuka Line.
Oimachi Station 大井町
Shinagawa Ward Office is nearby, and a lot of shopping buildings.
Transfer at Oimachi Station to the TWR Rinkai Line and Tokyu Oimachi Line
Omori Station 大森
There are no transfers at Omori Station.
Kamata Station 蒲田
Ota Ward Office is directly left outside the East Exit.
Transfer at Kamata Station to the Tokyu Tamagawa Line and Tokyu Ikegami Line
Tsurumi Station 鶴見
Soji-ji Temple, the massive Sōtō Zen Buddhist head temple, and Tsurumi University are a short walk from the West Exit of Tsurumi Station.
Transfer at Tsurumi Station to the Tsurumi Line.
Keikyu-Tsurumi Station on the Keikyu Line is right across from the East Exit of Tsurumi Station.
Shin-Koyasu Station 新子安
There are no transfers at Shin-Koyasu Station; however Keikyu-Shinkoyasu Station on the Keikyu Line adjoins the station on the south-east side.
Higashi-Kanagawa Station 東神奈川
Kanagawa Ward Office, Yokohama, is 5-6 minutes walk west of the West Exit.
Transfer at Higashi-Kanagawa Station to the Yokohama Line.
Nakakido Station on the Keikyu Line adjoins the station on the south-east side.
Transfer at Yokohama Station to the Negishi Line, Tokaido Main Line, Shonan–Shinjuku Line, Yokosuka Line, Yokohama Line, Keikyu Main Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Sagami Railway ("Sotetsu"), Sagami Railway Main Line, Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B20), and the Minatomirai Line.
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