Shibuya Station (渋谷駅) is the train station for the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan. After Shinjuku and Ikebukuro, Shibuya is the third busiest station in Tokyo with 2.4 million passengers per weekday, acting as a major hub for all of Tokyo’s commuter networks and access to many suburban and outside, Kanto region cities.
There are eight separate lines connecting through Shibuya station including:
Shibuya Station’s main building is mostly occupied by the original Tokyu department store. The Ginza Line operates from platforms on the third floor while JR East and the Tokyu Toyoko Line use platforms on the second floor and the Hanzomon Line and Den-en-toshi lines share underground platforms. Other lines operate from second floor platforms of the Shibuya Mark City building while new lines will be opened or moved underground in 2008 and 2012 as Tokyo Metro’s Fukutoshin Line is completed.
Shibuya Station has six main exits, with the Hachiko Exit on the west side (known for the famous statue of Hachiko) near the scramble crossing, and the Tamagawa Exit on the west side leading to the Keio Inokashira Line station.
Shibuya Station originally opened on March 1, 1885 along the Shinagawa Line, what has now become the Yamanote Line. The station expanded in 1907 for the enlarged Tamagawa Railway which later closed in 1969. It again expanded in 1927 for the Tokyo Line, in 1933 for the Teito Shibuya Line, in 1938 for the Tokyo Rapid Railway, in 1977 for the Den-en-toshi Line and in 1978 for the Hanzomon Line. Other lines have operated through the terminals and space created during these expansions but there are regular additions and maintenance being done as new lines are run through Shibuya, including the Fukutoshin Line.
Stations nearby that connect through Shibuya to other districts in Tokyo include: