Train lines in Japan - Yamanote-sen


The Yamanote-sen line is a JR East line in Tokyo. This loop line is one of the busiest and most important of train lines in Tokyo, connecting most of the major areas of the capital city. There are 29 stations on the 34.5km route, with all trains stopping at each station. All but two stations offer connections with other train or subway lines.

Trains are very regular running from dawn until early the next morning and ever 2.5-4 minutes depending on the time of day. Trains running in a clockwise direction are known as sotomawari; trains running in an anti-clockwise direction as uchi-mawari both with starting point listed as Shinagawa Station.

Station names and distances from Shinagawa Stationwithin Tokyo

Officially, the Yamanote-sen is from Shinagawa Station to Tabata Station.

Tabata Station to Tokyo Station is part of the Tohoku Honsen.

Tokyo Station to Shinagawa Station is part of the Tokaido Honsen.

However, most people refer to the whole loop as the Yamanote-sen.

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>> Trains in Japan

Station name Station name in Japanese Prefecture Distance from Shinagawa Station Connecting Shinkansen train lines
Shinagawa 品川駅 Tokyo

>>> Tokaido Shinkansen
Osaki 大崎駅 2.0km  
Gotanda 五反田駅 2.9km  
Meguro 目黒駅 4.1km  
Ebisu 恵比寿駅 5.6km  
Shibuya 渋谷駅 7.2km  
Harajuku 原宿駅 8.4km  
Yoyogi 代々木駅 9.9km  
Shinjuku 新宿駅 10.6km  
Shin Okubo 新大久保駅 11.9km  
Takadanobaba 高田馬場駅 13.3km  
Mejiro 目白駅 14.2km  
Ikebukuro 池袋駅 15.4km  
Otsuka 大塚駅 17.2km  
Sugamo 巣鴨駅 18.3km  
Komagome 駒込駅 19.0km  
Tabata 田端駅 20.6km  
Nishi Nippori 西日暮里駅 21.4km  
Nippori 日暮里駅 21.9km  
Uguisudani 鶯谷駅 23.0km  
Ueno 上野駅 24.1km Tohoku Shinkansen
Joetsu Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Akita Shinkansen
Okachimachi 御徒町駅 24.7km  
Akihabara 秋葉原駅 25.7km  
Kanda 神田駅 26.4km  
Tokyo 東京駅 27.7km Tohoku Shinkansen
Joetsu Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Yamagata Shinkansen
Akita Shinkansen

Tokaido Shinkansen
Yurakucho 有楽町駅 28.5km  
Shimbashi 新橋駅 29.6km  
Hamamatsucho 浜松町駅 30.8km  
Tamachi 田町駅 32.3km  
Shinagawa 品川駅 34.5km  

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