Karasuma Station

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Karasuma Station

Hankyu Karasuma Station West Gates.JPG
West ticket gate
Location Shijō-dōri Karasuma Higashi-iru Naginatabokochō, Shimogyō, Kyoto, Kyoto
Coordinates 35°0′13.2″N 135°45′32.79″E / 35.003667°N 135.7591083°E / 35.003667; 135.7591083Coordinates: 35°0′13.2″N 135°45′32.79″E / 35.003667°N 135.7591083°E / 35.003667; 135.7591083
Operated by Hankyu Corporation
Line(s) Hankyu Kyoto Main Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Other information
Station code HK-85
Website Official
Opened 1963
Passengers (FY2015[2]) 33.9 million

Karasuma Station (烏丸駅, Karasuma-eki) is one of the busiest stations outside of Umeda Station and Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. Located at the intersection of Karasuma and Shijo Streets, the station is located underground from the myriad banks and financial institutions that populate the intersection. Daimaru and a few other stores on are located near the station, and there is a long underground walkway linking Karasuma Station with Kawaramachi Station.

Shijō Station on the Karasuma Line subway is connected with Karasuma Station by a short underground walkway.


The station has an island platform serving two tracks.

1  Kyoto Line to Kawaramachi
2  Kyoto Line for Osaka (Umeda, Tengachaya), Kita-Senri, Kobe, Takarazuka


In fiscal 2015 (April 2015 to March 2016), about 33,933,000 passengers used this station annually. For historical data, see the table below.[3][2]

Year Number (in thousands)
Boarding Total
2001 14,862 30,878
2002 14,562 30,457
2003 14,442 29,972
2004 14,133 29,496
2005 15,338 31,240
2006 15,045 30,943
2007 15,667 31,916
2008 15,753 32,630
2009 14,219 30,217
2010 14,758 30,472
2011 14,881 31,126
2012 15,241 31,600
2015 16,391 33,933

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Kyoto Main Line (HK-85)
Ōmiya   Local   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Semi-Express   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Rapid Service   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Rapid Express   Kawaramachi
Katsura   Limited Express   Kawaramachi
Ōmiya   Commuter Limited Express   Kawaramachi
Katsura   Rapid Limited Express "Kyo-Train", "Ogura"   Kawaramachi
Katsura   Rapid Limited Express A "Kyo-Train"   Kawaramachi


  1. ^ Hankyu Corporation (April 2001). 阪急ステーション [Hankyu Stations] (in Japanese). Osaka: Hankyu Corporation. p. 112. ISBN 4-89485-051-6.
  2. ^ a b 第8章 都市施設 [Chapter 8: Urban facilities]. 京都市統計書 [Statistics of Kyoto City] (in Japanese). City of Kyoto. 2017.
  3. ^ Statistics of Kyoto Prefecture

External links

  • Karasuma Station from Hankyu Railway website
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