Matsugasaki Station (Kyoto)

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Matsugasaki Station

Kyoto subway Matsugasaki stn exit 2.jpg
Matsugasaki Station
Location Matsugasaki Rokunotsubo-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Coordinates 35°03′06″N 135°46′38″E / 35.05167°N 135.77722°E / 35.05167; 135.77722Coordinates: 35°03′06″N 135°46′38″E / 35.05167°N 135.77722°E / 35.05167; 135.77722
Operated by Kyoto Municipal Subway
Line(s) Karasuma Line
  • Bus stop
Other information
Station code K02
Opened 1997
Passengers (FY2016) 11,786 daily[1]

Matsugasaki Station (松ヶ崎駅, Matsugasaki-eki) is a train station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan.


The station locates underneath Kitayama dori street, all station structures except stairs are underground.[2] The station has two floors, the upper one is the station office and ticket gates and lower one is an island platform with two tracks.[2] The station has two stairs to access outside, the first stairs are on East side and the second is in West.[2] East one is with escalators while West is with a lift. West one is with bicycle parking lots.[3]


1 Karasuma Line To Shijo, Kyoto, Takeda and Nara
2 Karasuma Line To Kokusaikaikan

Destination of platforms are in accordance with the Kyoto city web cite[6]

Around the station

The station locates underneath Kitayama dori. Sugakuin Station of Eizan Electric Railway locates 800 m east from Matsugasaki Station. Myō/Hō (妙・法), the characters meaning "wondrous dharma" (referring to Buddhist teachings) of Gozan no Okuribi are held at the north of the station on 16 August every year.[7][8]

It is recorded that farmers having paddy ground started living in Matsugasaki in late 8th century and the name of Matsugasaki are found in the Yugiri waley, Evening Mistof The Tale of Genji.[9] Even though the area flourished for over one thousand years, population of the area had remained the same between 9th and 19th centuries because strict local rule existed.[10] The original route of Eizan Electric Railway planned in 1922 was from Kitaoji to Nikendyaya via Matsugasaki, the route was changed before actual construction was commenced.[11] From the end of Taisho era, Matsugasaki area has utilized as residential area and the movement is accelerated the opening of Kitayama dori street in 1985 and construction of subway Karasuma line.[10][12][13]

Bus stops

Matsugasaki Station bus stop (adjacent to exit 1)

  • Kyoto City Bus[14][15]
    • Route 4: To Kamigamo Shrine / Kyoto Station
    • Route North 8(北8): To Senbon Kitaoji / Kitaoji Bus Terminal
  • Kyoto Bus
    • No number: To Takano Depot / Iwakura Muramatsu

Matsugasaki Kaijiri Cho bus stop [16][17]

  • Kyoto City Bus
    • Route 65: To Shijo Karasuma / Iwakura Depot
    • Route North 8(北8): To Senbon Kitaoji / Kitaoji Bus Terminal
  • Kyoto Bus
    • Rounte 56: To Demachiyanagi station
    • No number: To Takano Depot / Iwakura Muramatsu

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K02)
Kokusaikaikan (K01) All stations Kitayama (K03)


  1. ^ "京都市交通事業白書" (in Japanese). Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau.
  2. ^ a b c "松ヶ崎駅 構内図". 京都市交通局. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  3. ^ "駐車場のご案内:自転車". 京都市都市整備公社. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  4. ^ "「京都ぷらす OSAKA PiTaPa」カードを発行!". 三井住友VISAカード. 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  5. ^ "平成22年度 交通局運営方針" (pdf). 京都市交通局. 2010-06-09. p. 16. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  6. ^ ."松ヶ崎駅". 京都市交通局. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  7. ^ 『松ヶ崎』p40
  8. ^ 『松ヶ崎』p41
  9. ^ 『松ヶ崎』p12
  10. ^ a b 『松ヶ崎』p50
  11. ^ 田中ほか1999 p12
  12. ^ 『松ヶ崎』p36
  13. ^ 『松ヶ崎』p37
  14. ^ "松ヶ崎駅前に停車する系統". 京都市交通局. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  15. ^ "松ヶ崎駅前:時刻表". 京都バス. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  16. ^ "松ヶ崎海尻町に停車する系統". 京都市交通局. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  17. ^ "松ヶ崎海尻町:時刻表". 京都バス. Retrieved 2014-07-27.


  • 田中真人、宇田正、西藤二郎 (1998). 京都 滋賀 鉄道の歴史. 京都新聞社.
  • 松ヶ崎を記録する会 (2000). 松ヶ崎. 松ヶ崎立正会.
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