Keihin-Tohoku Line

Keihin-Tohoku Line 京浜東北線

Keihin-Tohoku Line train approaching Akihabara Station.
Keihin-Tohoku Line train approaching Akihabara Station, Tokyo

The Keihin-Tohoku Line is a Japan Rail train line running north-south through greater Tokyo, from Omiya (in Saitama prefecture) through Tokyo, down to Yokohama (in Kanagawa prefecture).

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.

Keihin-Tohoku Line.
Keihin-Tohoku Line train on-board information screen

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.

Transferring to the Yamanote Line without leaving the platform you alight at is possible at Tabata, Ueno, Akihabara, Kanda, Tokyo, Hamamatsucho, and Tamachi stations.

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.
Keihin-Tohoku Line platform, Akihabara Station, Tokyo

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 大宮

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

Warabi-juku is the historical second station on the old Nakasendo Highway from Tokyo to Kyoto, and is located 1 km west of Warabi Station. Read a guide to the city of Warabi.

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.

Transfer at Oji Station to the Tokyo Metro Namboku Subway Line and the Toden Arakawa Line.

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).

Nishi-Nippori Station 西日暮里

Transfer at Nishi-Nippori Station to the Yamanote Line, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, and Nippori-Toneri Liner.

Nippori Station 日暮里

Yanaka is a tranquil historical district on the west side of Nippori Station.

Transfer at Nippori Station to the Yamanote Line, Joban Line, Keisei Main Line (Narita Sky Access), Nippori-Toneri Liner.

Uguisudani Station 鶯谷

Ueno Zoo and Ueno Park are major Tokyo attractions, and Ueno Park includes several museums, temples and other sights.

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

Ueno Zoo and Ueno Park are major Tokyo attractions, and Ueno Park includes several museums, temples and other sights.

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.

Akihabara Station 秋葉原

Akihabara home appliances, electronics and manga/nerd culture district and Akihabara shopping.

Transfer at Akihabara Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer), Chuo-Sobu Line, Hibiya Subway Line, Tsukuba Express.

Kanda Station 神田

Ochanomizu, Kanda, Yushima historical district

Transfer at Kanda Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer), Chuo Main Line, and the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.

Tokyo Station 東京

Imperial Palace & Marunouchi shopping district.

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.

Yurakucho Station 有楽町

Ginza, Ginza shopping, Imperial Palace

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.

Shimbashi Station 新橋

Tsukiji Fish Market, Hama Rikyu Garden

Transfer at Shinbashi Station to Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and the New Transit Yurikamome

Hamamatsucho Station 浜松町

Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple, Kyu Shiba Rikyu Gardens

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.

Shinagawa Station 品川

Shinagawa shopping, hotel, and entertainment district, Shinagawa Kumin Park

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

Kawasaki Station 川崎

Kawasaki City

Transfer at Kawasaki Station to the Tokaido Main Line and Nambu Line.
Keikyu-Kawasaki Station on the Keikyu Line is right across from the East Exit of Kawasaki Station.

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.

Yokohama Station 横浜

Yokohama City

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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