Nagoya Station

Nagoya Station (名古屋駅, Nagoya-eki) is a major railway station in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan. It is one of the world's largest train stations by floor area (410,000 m2),[1] and houses the headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). Much of this space is located in the JR Central Towers atop the station, as well as in underground concourses. The current station complex was completed on December 20, 1999. The station and the area around it is officially called Meieki (名駅) in the Japanese addressing system.

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Nagoya Station

JR Central Towers, part of the station,
directly adjacent the platforms
LocationNakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates35°10′14.78″N 136°52′53.77″E
Operated by
Nagoya Station
Location within Japan

The station is adjacent to Meitetsu Nagoya Station, the terminal of Meitetsu, and Kintetsu Nagoya Station, the terminal of the Kintetsu Nagoya Line.

The twin-towered station rises over 50 stories.[2]


JR Central

Aonami Line

Nagoya Subway

Station layout

JR Central

The platforms and the tracks are elevated. Six island platforms for the Tōkaidō Main Line, Chuo Line, and Kansai Line are situated in the eastern part of the station (the side where JR Central Towers are situated) and serve 12 tracks. Two island platforms for the Tokaido Shinkansen are situated in the western part and serve four tracks.

1/2  Tōkaidō Main Line for Toyohashi and Taketoyo
3/4  Tōkaidō Main Line for Toyohashi and Taketoyo
(through trains to the Taketoyo Line and Home Liner)
for Gifu and Ōgaki(Home Liner)
4  Tōkaidō Main Line Shirasagi limited express for Fukui and Kanazawa
5/6  Tōkaidō Main Line for Gifu and Ōgaki
7/8  Chūō Main Line for Tajimi and Nakatsugawa (local and rapid trains)
10  Chūō Main Line for Tajimi and Nakatsugawa (Central Liner, Home Liner)
Shinano limited express for Nagano
11  Tōkaidō Main Line Hida limited express for Gero and Takayama
 Chūō Main Line for Tajimi and Nakatsugawa (some trains)
 Kansai Main Line for Yokkaichi and Kameyama (some local trains)
12  Kansai Main Line for Yokkaichi, Kameyama
Nanki limited express for Matsusaka, Shingu, and Kii-Katsuura
13  Kansai Main Line for Yokkaichi and Kameyama
rapid Mie for Matsusaka and Toba
14/15  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Shizuoka and Tokyo
16/17  Tōkaidō Shinkansen for Shin-Osaka and Hakata

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Tokaido Shinkansen
Shin-Yokohama   Nozomi   Kyoto
Toyohashi, Hamamatsu,
Shizuoka or Odawara
  Hikari   Gifu-Hashima, Maibara or Kyoto
Mikawa-Anjō   Kodama   Gifu-Hashima
Tōkaidō Main Line
Kanayama Semi Rapid
New Rapid
Special Rapid
Home Liner
Otobashi Local Biwajima
Chūō Main Line
Kanayama All services Terminus
Kansai Main Line
Terminus Rapid
Terminus Semi Rapid Kanie
Terminus Local Hatta

Aonami Line

The station is situated in the west of the JR Central Lines, on the Inazawa Line. The station has an island platform serving two tracks with platform gates.

1/2  Aonami Line for Arako and Kinjō-futō

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Aonami Line (AN 01)
Terminus Local Sasashima-raibu (AN 02)
Terminus Non-stop Kinjō-futō (AN 11)

Nagoya Subway

An island platform for the Sakura-dori Line serving two tracks is located east to west under the central concourse of JR Nagoya Station. The platform is fenced with platform gates.

An island platform for the Higashiyama Line serving two tracks is located south to north under underground city Meieki Chikagai (Meichika), in the east of JR Nagoya Station. The southern part of the platform is used for the trains for Fujigaoka and the northern one is for the trains for Takahata.

1  Higashiyama Line for Sakae, Higashiyama Koen, and Fujigaoka
2  Higashiyama Line for Nakamura Koen and Takahata
3  Sakura-dori Line for Imaike, Aratamabashi, Nonami, and Tokushige
4  Sakura-dori Line to Nakamura Kuyakusho

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Higashiyama Line (H 08)
Fushimi (H 07) - Kamejima (H 09)
Sakura-dori Line(S 02)
Nakamura Kuyakusho (S 01) - Kokusai Center (S 03)


Nagoya Station first opened on 1 May 1886.[3]

Surrounding area


  1. "Nagoya Station". Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  2. "Planning a Trip in Nagoya at Frommer's". Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  3. 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 21. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.

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