|Location||1 Takashima (Keikyu)|
2 Takashima (JR East)
1 Minami-Saiwai (Tokyu, Sotetsu, Subway)
Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture
Yokohama Station (横浜駅, Yokohama-eki) is a major interchange railway station in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. It is the busiest station in Kanagawa Prefecture and the fifth-busiest in the world as of 2013, serving 760 million passengers a year.
Yokohama Station is served by the following lines:
(JR Central's Tokaido Shinkansen passes through Shin-Yokohama Station, not Yokohama Station.)
The JR East and Keikyu platforms are located in the main above-ground portion of Yokohama Station. Keikyu's section consists of platforms 1 to 2, JR East operates platforms 3 to 10.
|1||Keikyū Main Line||for Kamiōoka, Yokosuka-chūō, Uraga, Miurakaigan, and Misakiguchi|
|2||Keikyū Main Line||for Keikyū Kamata, Haneda Airport (Terminal 3 and Terminal 1·2), Shinagawa, and Sengakuji|
Toei Asakusa Line for Shimbashi, Asakusa and Oshiage
Keisei Main Line for Keisei Funabashi, Keisei Narita, and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
Hokusō Line for Imba Nihon-idai
|3||Negishi Line||for Sakuragichō, Kannai, Ishikawachō, Isogo, and Ōfuna|
|4||Keihin-Tōhoku Line||for Tokyo, Ueno, Minami-Urawa, and Ōmiya|
|Yokohama Line||for Shin-Yokohama, Nagatsuta, Machida, Hashimoto, and Hachiōji|
|5-6||Tōkaidō Line||for Totsuka, Ōfuna, Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Kōzu, Odawara, and Atami|
|Super View Odoriko/Odoriko for Izukyu-Shimoda and Shuzenji|
|□ Sleeper Ltd. Express Sunrise Izumo for Okayama and Izumoshi|
□ Sleeper Ltd. Express Sunrise Seto for Okayama and Takamatsu
|for Kawasaki, Shinagawa, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Ueno, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya (via Utsunomiya Line), and Takasaki (via Takasaki Line)|
|9||Yokosuka Line||for Ōfuna, Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Kurihama|
|Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||Ōfuna, Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Kōzu, and Odawara (to the Tōkaidō Line)|
|Ōfuna, Kamakura, and Zushi (to theYokosuka Line)|
|10||Yokosuka Line||for Musashi-Kosugi, Tokyo, Tsudanuma, Chiba, Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1), Kimitsu, and Kazusa-Ichinomiya|
|■ Narita Express for Narita Airport|
|Shōnan-Shinjuku Line||Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya (via Utsunomiya Line), and Takasaki (via Takasaki Line)|
Tokyu Corporation and the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway Company share the same underground station located in the 5th underground level of Yokohama Station, to the west of the JR platforms.
|1||for Minatomirai and Motomachi-Chūkagai|
|2||Tōkyū Tōyoko Line||for Musashi-Kosugi, Jiyūgaoka, Naka-Meguro, and Shibuya|
Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line for Shinjuku-sanchome, Ikebukuro, Kotake-mukaihara, and Wakoshi
Tōbu Tōjō Line for Shinrinkōen
The Yokohama Municipal Subway is located on the 3rd basement level, west of the main station.
|1||for Sakuragichō, Kannai, Kamiōoka, Shōnandai|
|2||for Shin-Yokohama, Center-Kita, and Azamino|
Sagami Railway is an above-ground structure to the west of the main station, connected to the Sotetsu Department Store.
|1-3||for Futamatagawa, Yamato, Ebina, and Shōnandai|
The west and east have a complex underground business district which spans over several floors and is directly connected with the buildings which surround the station. Yokohama station has three bus terminals, and two other bus terminals are located near the station.
See also: Sakuragichō Station
On May 7, 1872 (June 12 in Gregorian calendar), Yokohama Station (original station, now Sakuragichō Station) opened as one of the first railway stations in Japan.
On July 11, 1887, the railway was extended from Yokohama to Kōzu Station. Through trains between Shimbashi Station and Kōzu Station required a switchback at Yokohama Station. On August 1, 1898, a line bypassing Yokohama Station was opened to avoid the switchback. Through trains stopped at Kanagawa Station or Hodogaya Station instead of Yokohama Station, and shuttle trains connected Yokohama and Hodogaya until Hiranuma Station opened near present-day Hiranumabashi Station on October 10, 1901. Hiranuma Station had no connection to public transport such as trams, so that major part of the passengers for the city continued to use trains that stopped at Yokohama Station.
On August 15, 1915, the second Yokohama Station opened close to the present day Takashimachō Station to allow Tōkaidō Main Line trains to call at Yokohama Station. The original Yokohama Station was renamed Sakuragichō Station. JR East uses this date as the opening date of the current Yokohama Station. The terminal of the Keihin Line (present-day Keihin-Tōhoku Line) had been in Takashimachō since 1914 and was merged to the new station. The government-run electric line was later this year extended to Sakuragichō.
On 1 September 1923, the station was destroyed by a fire in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake. Six days later, the station reopened with a temporary building. The city of Yokohama and the Ministry of Railways agreed in February 1924 that the station would be relocated.
On May 18, 1928, the Tokyo Yokohama Railway (now the Tokyu Toyoko Line) extended from its former terminal of Kanagawa Station was connected to the station. The extension line passed through the construction site of the new Yokohama Station of the government railways.
On October 15, 1928, the third (current) Yokohama Station opened on the north side of the second station. The Tōkaidō Main Line also moved to its current route, which was the route of the bypass line opened in 1898. The government railways and the Toyoko Line shared the station from the beginning. On February 5, 1930, the Keihin Electric Railway (now the Keikyu Main Line) was connected to the station. On December 27, 1933, the Jinchū Railway (now the Sotetsu Main Line) was connected to the station. On December 9, 1957, the north side underground entrance opened. On December 1, 1965, the MARS on-line ticket reservation system was introduced at the station. On September 4, 1976, the Yokohama City Subway Line No. 3 was connected to Yokohama Station. On November 7, 1980, the new east station building and east-west passage opened. On January 31, 2004, The Tōkyū Tōyoko Line platform reopened underground, and on February 1, 2004, the Minatomirai Line opened.
On August 26, 2010, JR East announced the development of a new station building to replace the current West Entrance, tentatively named the Yokohama Station West Station Building (横浜駅 西口駅ビル, Yokohama-eki Nishiguchi-eki biru). Scheduled to open in 2020 before the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, the development will include a 26-story retail and office building, Station-front tower (駅前棟, Ekimae-tō), on the site of the current West Entrance and a nine-story building to the north-east, Tsuruya-cho tower (鶴屋町棟, Tsuruyamachi-tō), which will include parking and childcare facilities.
In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 406,594 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the busiest JR East station in Kanagawa Prefecture and the fourth-busiest on the JR East network as a whole.
The JR East passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|