Mejiro Station

JR East Yamanote Line


The Mejiro Station (Japanese目 白 駅, Mejiro -eki ) is located in Toshima in Tokyo Prefecture, Japan.


The station was opened on 16 March 1885. Between 1903 and 20 September 1973, the station was operated next to the passenger operations as a freight depot. On October 12, 1909, the Yamanote Line made ​​first stop at the station. In November 1919, the station was first renovated and starting on 29 July 2000, a new renovation took place.

Design and tracks

The station was built in the commonly encountered construction of a railway station in the form of a transit station. The train station is only served by the Yamanote Line, serving a single central platform.

The station is one of the smallest but houses on the Yamanote Line a small number of shops. Among Konbinis, bakery and cafes. After setting the freight and the dismantling of the track was built on the free surface of the "Hotel Mets Mejiro ".



The train station is only served by the Yamanote Line. The paint used in the table below is the award of JR East color code of the line.


Before the main exit the station you can look to far to the horizon, a view which is at ground level rather rare in Tokyo.

In the immediate vicinity of the train station are several schools and colleges, so a significant part of the daily passengers pupils and students make up the said schools. To find Among them are the Gakushuin University, Nihon Joshi Daigaku, the Mejiro University of Art and Design as well as the Japanese foreign language institute.

Moreover, there are near the train station, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a philatelic museum.

Beyond the busy street Mejiro -dori is a classy and quiet residential area. On the running of the station to the west street located in the last few decades resulting multi-family houses and some expensive built villas. Directly from the exit of the station you can see the busy center of Ikebukuro Sunshine 60 and the high-rise in the distance.


In 2007, the station from an average of 40 472 passengers was used on the day, so the rank of 102 took over 900 on the ranking of the busiest train stations of JR East in 2007.

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