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Yamanote Line


JR East 東日本旅客鉄道 [JR東日本]  Higashi Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudō [JR East]     East Japan Railway

Yamanote 山手線 JR railway      1067 mm     1500V DC
Read more about the line in English Wikipedia: Yamanote Line

Opened1885Shinagawa - Ikebukuro (-Akabane)TracksDouble trackShinagawa - Shinjuku - Tabata
1903Ikebukuro - TabataDouble trackYamanote Freight Line
Shinagawa - Shinjuku - Komagome (- Akabane)



Double trackDedicated track Tabata - Tōkyō - Shinagawa
The Yamanote line service - the famous loop line in Tōkyō - has its own double track all around the loop. But, officially it belongs to three different lines:
Yamanote lineShinagawa - Tabata
Tōhoku hon line Tabata - Tōkyō
Tōkaidō hon line Tōkyō - Shinagawa

Between Shinagawa and Tabata runs also a double track called Yamanote Freight Line. Today it is not used by so many freight trains, but by other passenger services not stopping at all stations:
Saikyō line between Ōsaki and Ōmiya uses the freight line between Ōsaki and Ikebukuro.
Shōnan-Shinjuku line between Ōfuna and Ōmiya uses the freight line between Ōsaki and Komagome where the freight line tracks (and Shōnan-Shinjuku line) bypasses Tabata station and joins the Tōhoku Hon line north of Tabata station.
The freight line tracks are also used by some other services, e.g Narita Express trains.
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Station name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
JY25 0.0
Shinagawa品川しながわ JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen >Tōkyō >Shin-Ōsaka
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Tōkaidō hon >Tōkyō >Atami
JR East: Ueno-Tōkyō >Ueno
JR East: Yamanote >Ueno - Ikebukuro
JR East: Yokosuka >Tōkyō >Kurihama
Keikyū: Hon >Sengakuji >Uraga
Tōkyō : Minato-ku Tōkyō
JY24 2.0# Ōsaki大崎おおさき JR East: Saikyō >Ōmiya
JR East: Shōnan-Shinjuku Line >Ōfuna >Ōmiya
JR East: Sōtetsu JR Link >Ebina
TWR: Rinkai >Shin-Kiba
Tōkyō : Shinagawa-ku
JY23 2.9 Gotanda五反田ごたんだ TOEI: Asakusa >Nishi-Magome >Oshiage
Tōkyū: Ikegami >Kamata
JY22 4.1 Meguro目黒めぐろ TOEI: Mita >Nishi-Takashimadaira
Tōkyō Metro: Namboku >Akabane-Iwabuchi
Tōkyū: Meguro >Hiyoshi
JY21 5.6 Ebisu恵比寿えびす JR East: Saikyō >Ōsaki >Ōmiya
JR East: Shōnan-Shinjuku Line >Ōfuna >Ōmiya
Tōkyō Metro: Hibiya >Kita-Senju >Naka-Meguro
Tōkyō : Shibuya-ku
JY20 7.2 Shibuya渋谷しぶや JR East: Saikyō >Ōsaki >Ōmiya
JR East: Shōnan-Shinjuku Line >Ōfuna >Ōmiya
Keiō: Inokashira >Kichijōji
Tōkyō Metro: Fukutoshin >Wakōshi
Tōkyō Metro: Ginza >Asakusa
Tōkyō Metro: Hanzōmon >Oshiage
Tōkyū: Den-en-toshi >Chūō-Rinkan
Tōkyū: Tōyoko >Yokohama
JY19 8.4 Harajuku原宿はらじゅく Tōkyō Metro: Chiyoda [Meiji-jingūmae] >Yoyogi-Uehara >Ayase
Tōkyō Metro: Fukutoshin [Meiji-jingūmae] >Wakōshi >Shibuya
JY18 9.9 Yoyogi代々木よよぎ JR East: Chūō hon >Ochanomizu - Chiba >Mitaka
TOEI: Ōedo >Tochōmae >Tochōmae - Hikarigaoka
JY17 10.6 Shinjuku新宿しんじゅく JR East: Chūō hon >Tōkyō >Shiojiri
JR East: Saikyō >Ōsaki >Ōmiya
JR East: Shōnan-Shinjuku Line >Ōfuna >Ōmiya
Keiō: Keiō >Keiō-Hachiōji
Keiō: Keiō Shin >Sasazuka (- Chōfu)
Odakyū: Odawara >Odawara
Seibu: Shinjuku [Seibu-Shinjuku] >Hon-Kawagoe
TOEI: Ōedo >Daimon - Tochōmae >Tochōmae - Hikarigaoka
TOEI: Ōedo [Shinjuku-nishiguchi] >Tochōmae >Kiyosumi-Shirakawa
TOEI: Shinjuku >Motoyawata
Tōkyō Metro: Fukutoshin [Shinjuku 3-chōme] >Wakōshi >Shibuya
Tōkyō Metro: Marunouchi >Ogikubo >Ikebukuro
Tōkyō : Shinjuku-ku
JY16 11.9 Shin-Ōkubo新大久保しんおおくぼ
JY15 13.3 Takadanobaba高田馬場たかだのばば Seibu: Shinjuku >Seibu-Shinjuku >Hon-Kawagoe
Tōkyō Metro: Tōzai >Nakano >Nishi-Funabashi
JY14 14.2 Mejiro目白めじろ
Tōkyō : Toshima-ku
JY13 15.4 Ikebukuro池袋いけぶくろ JR East: Saikyō >Ōsaki >Ōmiya
JR East: Shōnan-Shinjuku Line >Ōfuna >Ōmiya
Seibu: Ikebukuro >Hannō
Tōbu: Tōjō hon >Yorii
Tōkyō Metro: Fukutoshin >Wakōshi >Shibuya
Tōkyō Metro: Marunouchi >Ogikubo
Tōkyō Metro: Yūrakuchō >Wakōshi >Shin-Kiba
JY12 17.2
Ōtsuka大塚おおつか TOEI: Toden Arakawa [Ōtsuka-ekimae] >Minowabashi >Waseda
JY11 18.3
Sugamo巣鴨すがも TOEI: Mita >Meguro >Nishi-Takashimadaira
JY10 19.0
Komagome駒込こまごめ Tōkyō Metro: Namboku >Meguro >Akabane-Iwabuchi
JY09 20.6
Tabata田端たばた JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
Tōkyō : Kita-ku
JY08 21.4
Nishi-Nippori西日暮里にしにっぽり JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
TOEI: Nippori-Toneri Liner >Nippori >Minumadai-shinsuikōen
Tōkyō Metro: Chiyoda >Yoyogi-Uehara >Ayase
Tōkyō : Arakawa-ku
JY07 21.9
Nippori日暮里にっぽり JR East: Jōban >Toride
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
Keisei: Hon >Keisei Ueno >Narita airport
Keisei: Narita Sky Access* >Keisei Ueno >Narita airport
TOEI: Nippori-Toneri Liner >Minumadai-shinsuikōen
JY06 23.0
Uguisudani鶯谷うぐいすだに JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
Tōkyō : Taitō-ku
JY05 24.1
Ueno上野うえの JR East: Jōban >Toride
JR East: Jōetsu Shinkansen* >Niigata
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Tōhoku hon >"Utsunomiya line" Kuroiso
JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen >Tōkyō >Shin-Aomori
JR East: Ueno-Tōkyō >Tōkyō
Keisei: Hon [Keisei Ueno] >Narita airport
Keisei: Narita Sky Access* [Keisei Ueno] >Narita airport
Tōkyō Metro: Ginza >Shibuya >Asakusa
Tōkyō Metro: Hibiya >Kita-Senju >Naka-Meguro
JY04 24.7
Okachimachi御徒町おかちまち JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Shinjuku - Ōsaki >Shinagawa - Ōsaki
TOEI: Ōedo [Ueno-Okachimachi] >Tochōmae >Hikarigaoka
JY03 25.7
Akihabara秋葉原あきはばら JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Sōbu hon "Chūō - Sōbu kankō line" >Ochanomizu - Mitaka >Kinshichō - Chiba
MIR: Tsukuba Express >Tsukuba
Tōkyō Metro: Hibiya >Kita-Senju >Naka-Meguro
Tōkyō : Chiyoda-ku
JY02 26.4
Kanda神田かんだ JR East: Chūō hon > >Takao
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
Tōkyō Metro: Ginza >Shibuya >Asakusa
JY01 27.7
Tōkyō東京とうきょう JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen >Shin-Ōsaka
JR East: Chūō hon* >Takao-Shiojiri
JR East: Jōetsu Shinkansen* >Niigata
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Keiyō >Soga
JR East: Sōbu hon >Chiba
JR East: Tōhoku Shinkansen >Shin-Aomori
JR East: Tōkaidō hon >Atami
JR East: Ueno-Tōkyō >Ueno
JR East: Yokosuka >Kurihama
Tōkyō Metro: Chiyoda [Nijūbashimae] >Yoyogi-Uehara >Ayase
Tōkyō Metro: Marunouchi >Ogikubo >Ikebukuro
JY30 28.5
Yūrakuchō有楽町ゆうらくちょう JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
TOEI: Mita [Hibiya] >Meguro >Nishi-Takashimadaira
Tōkyō Metro: Chiyoda [Hibiya] >Yoyogi-Uehara >Ayase
Tōkyō Metro: Hibiya [Hibiya] >Kita-Senju >Naka-Meguro
Tōkyō Metro: Yūrakuchō >Wakōshi >Shin-Kiba
JY29 29.6
Shimbashi新橋しんばし JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Tōkaidō hon >Tōkyō >Atami
JR East: Ueno-Tōkyō* >Shinagawa >Ueno
JR East: Yokosuka >Kurihama
TOEI: Asakusa >Nishi-Magome >Oshiage
Tōkyō Metro: Ginza >Shibuya >Asakusa
Yurikamome: Yurikamome >Toyosu
Tōkyō : Minato-ku
JY28 30.8
Hamamatsuchō浜松町はままつちょう JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
TOEI: Asakusa [Daimon] >Nishi-Magome >Oshiage
TOEI: Ōedo [Daimon] >Tochōmae >Tochōmae - Hikarigaoka
Tōkyō Monorail: Tōkyō Monorail Haneda Airport [Monorail Hamamatsuchō] >Haneda Airport Terminal 2
JY27 32.3
Tamachi田町たまち JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
TOEI: Asakusa [Mita] >Nishi-Magome >Oshiage
TOEI: Mita [Mita] >Meguro >Nishi-Takashimadaira
JY26 33.6
Takanawa Gateway
Takanawa Gētowei
高輪ゲートウェイたかなわげーとうぇい JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
Keikyū: Hon [Sengakuji] >Uraga
TOEI: Asakusa [Sengakuji] >Nishi-Magome >Oshiage
JY25 34.5
Shinagawa品川しながわ JR Central: Tōkaidō Shinkansen >Tōkyō >Shin-Ōsaka
JR East: Keihin-Tōhoku >Ōmiya >Yokohama
JR East: Tōkaidō hon >Tōkyō >Atami
JR East: Ueno-Tōkyō >Ueno
JR East: Yamanote >Ōsaki - Ikekukuro
JR East: Yokosuka >Tōkyō >Kurihama
Keikyū: Hon >Sengakuji >Uraga

Other services using this line
This line is also used:
Other lines used by this service
Traffic notes
Trains running clockwise; Tōkyō - Ōsaki - Shinjuku - Tabata - Tōkyō; are called 外回り soto-mawari "outer circle".
Trains running counter-clockwise are called 内回り uchi-mawari "inner circle".

From a train number point of view, a loop train starts and ends in Ōsaki.


This page is updated Oct 9, 2021