Keihin-Tohoku Line 京浜東北線
Read a guide to the Keihin-Tohoku-Negishi Line, a train line operated by Japan Rail, that connects Saitama in the north with Tokyo and, further south, with Kanagawa prefecture.
The Negishi Line connects to the Keihin-Tōhoku line at Yokohama, and goes down to Ōfuna. The Keihin-Tōhoku-Negishi Line is the name given to the whole stretch of line from Ōmiya in the north to Ōfuna in the south.
Sky blue is the color of Keihin-Tōhoku trains and of the Keihin-Tōhoku line on maps.
There are 35 stations on the Keihin-Tōhoku 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-Tōhoku shares with the Yamanote Line: Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Uguisudani, Yūrakuchō, 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-Tōhoku Line.
Keihin-Tohoku Line Stations
Attractions and facilities near each station on the Keihin-Tōhoku line, with railway transfer information. (No transfer information means that the station is a Keihin-Tōhoku Line station only.)
0 KM - Ōmiya Station 大宮
Ōmiya 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. Ōmiya Park (Omiya Kōen) is a very big, very popular park just 1 km north-east of Ōmiya Station, and a must-visit spot for cherry blossom viewing. Hikawa Shrine is a grand old Shinto shrine on the edge of Ōmiya Park. Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore (9 am - 4:30 pm, but open until 5 pm; closed Mondays, except when Monday is a public holiday, or falls on May 1 or 2; 300 yen for adults) is also located in Ōmiya Park. Ōmiya Bonsai Village with its Ōmiya Bonsai Art Museum is two stops north of Ōmiya Station, accessible from either Ōmiya Kōen Station on the Tōbu Urban Park Line, formerly known as Tōbu Noda Line, or Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line.
Transfer at Ōmiya Station to the JR Utsunomiya Line, Tobu Urban Park Line, Shōnan–Shinjuku Line, Ueno Tokyo Line, Narita Express, Takasaki Line, Saikyō Line, Kawasaki Line, Tōhoku Shinkansen, Jōetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, and the New Shuttle.
1,6 KM - 0H03 - 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 Saikyō Line is about 6-7 minutes walk south-west.
2,7 KM - 0H07 - Yono Station 与野
4,3 KM - 0H07 - 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.
6,1 KM - 0H10 - 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 Shōnan–Shinjuku Line.
7,8 KM - 0H12 - Minami-Urawa Station 南浦和
10,6 KM - 0H16 - Warabi Station 蕨
There are no transfers at Warabi Station.
12,5 KM - 0H18 - Nishi-Kawaguchi Station 西川口
14,KM - 0H21 - Kawaguchi Station 川口
17,1 KM - 0H16 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 Nanboku Line is about 7-8 minutes walk north-east.
18,9 KM - 0H27 - Higashi-Jūjō Station 東十条
There are no transfers at Higashi-Jūjō Station; however Jūjō Station on the Saikyō Line is about 7-8 minutes walk south-west, and Ōji-Kamiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line is about 9-10 minutes walk east.
20,4 KM - 0H29 - Ōji Station 王子
Asukayama Park adjoins the western side of Ōji 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 Ōji Station to the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Subway Line and the Toden Arakawa Line.
21,5 KM - 0H31 - Kami-Nakazato Station 上中里
Kyū Furukawa Garden is a 5-minute walk south.
There are no transfers at Kami-Nakazato Station, but Nishigahara Station on the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line is about 3-4 minutes walk west, across Takinogawa Park.
23,2 KM - 0H33 - 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).
24 KM - 0H35 - Nishi-Nippori Station 西日暮里
24,5 KM - 0H36 - 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, Jōban Line, Keisei Main Line (Narita Sky Access), Nippori-Toneri Liner.
25,6 KM - 0H38 - 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.
26,9 KM - 0h40 - 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.
27,3 KM - 0H41 - Okachimachi Station 御徒町
Ameya Yokochō market street: a bustling, earthy shopping area with grocers, traditional and ethnic foodstuffs, pawn shops, jewelry, clothing, shoes, and used golf equipment.
You can transfer between the Keihin-Tohoku and Yamanote lines at Okachimachi Station, but in most cases this is not necessary, as the two lines overlap for several stations. Also, 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 is about 6-7 minutes walk east.
28,3 KM - 0H42 - Akihabara Station 秋葉原
29 KM - 0H44 - Kanda Station 神田
Transfer at Kanda Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer), Chuo Line, and the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
30,5 KM - 0H35 - Tokyo Station 東京
Transfer at Tokyo Station to the Yamanote Line (cross-platform transfer), Chuo Line, Keiyo Line, Marunouchi Subway Line, Sobu 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.
31,3 KM - 0H48 - Yūrakuchō Station 有楽町
Transfer at Yūrakuchō Station to the Yūrakuchō Subway Line.
Ginza-Itchōme 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 Tōei Mita Line is 4 minutes walk south-west.
32,4 KM - 0H36 - Shimbashi Station 新橋
Transfer at Shinbashi Station to Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tōei Asakusa Line, and the New Transit Yurikamome.
33,4 KM - 0H47 - Hamamatsuchō Station 浜松町
Transfer at Hamamatsuchō Station to the Yamanote Line, Tōei Asakusa Line, Ōedo Subway Line, Tokyo Monorail
34,9 KM - 0H49 -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 Tōei Asakusa Subway Line and Tōei Mita Subway Line.
37,1 KM - 0H51 - Shinagawa Station 品川
Transfer at Shinagawa Station to the Yamanote Line, Keikyū Main Line, Tōkaidō Main Line, Tōkaidō Shinkansen, Yokosuka Line.
39,5 KM - 0H56 - Ōimachi Station 大井町
Shinagawa Ward Office is nearby, and a lot of shopping buildings.
Transfer at Ōimachi Station to the TWR Rinkai Line and Tokyū Ōimachi Line
41,7 KM - 0H59 - Ōmori Station 大森
44,7 KM - 1H03 - Kamata Station 蒲田
Ota Ward Office is directly left outside the East Exit.
Transfer at Kamata Station to the Tokyū Tamagawa Line and Tokyū Ikegami Line
48,5 KM - 1H07 - Kawasaki Station 川崎
52,2 KM - 1H00 - 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.
Keikyū-Tsurumi Station on the Keikyū Line is right across from the East Exit of Tsurumi Station.
55,3 - 1H03 - Shin-Koyasu Station 新子安
There are no transfers at Shin-Koyasu Station; however Keikyū-Shinkoyasu Station on the Keikyū Line adjoins the station on the south-east side.
57,5 KM - 1H08 - 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.
Keikyū Higashi-Kanagawa Station, previously known as Nakakido Station, on the Keikyū Line adjoins the station on the south-east side.
59,3 KM - 1H00 - Yokohama Station 横浜
Transfer at Yokohama Station to the Negishi Line, Tōkaidō Main Line, Shōnan–Shinjuku Line, Yokosuka Line, Yokohama Line, Keikyū Main Line, Tokyū Toyoko Line, Sagami Railway ("Sotetsu"), Sagami Railway Main Line, Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line (B20), and the Minatomirai Line.
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