Kuramaguchi Station (鞍馬口駅)

Kuramaguchi Station, located in Kamigoryo Nakamachi, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, is a railway facility of the Karasuma Line of the Kyoto Municipal Subway. The station is located on the border of Kita Ward, Kyoto City. Its station number is K05.

Station layout

This station is an underground facility having an island-type platform for two tracks. The station has only one ticket gate.

Station surroundings

Kamigoryo-jinja Shrine
Kansai Bunri Gakuin
Kyoto Kuramaguchi Store of BOOKOFF Corporation Limited
Karasuma-dori Street (National Route 367)
Kuramaguchi-dori Street
Shimei-dori Street
Honpo-ji Temple (Kyoto City)
Chado Research Center Gallery
Although it's often incorrectly considered to be the station nearest to Kurama-dera Temple, Kurama is nearly 10 km northward from this station (as the crow flies) and no bus line connecting to Kurama is available. The station's name derives from Karasuma-Kuramaguchi, which is the crossing of Karasuma-dori Street and Kuramaguchi-dori Street, and Kuramaguchi, which is one of the "Kyo-no-Nanakuchi" (seven entrances of Kyoto), is located at the west end of Izumoji-bashi Bridge (Kuramaguchi-cho, Kita Ward), about 500m east of the station. To reach Kurama, it's convenient to transfer at Kokusaikaikan Station of the Karasuma Line because passengers can go on foot to Iwakura Station (Kyoto Prefecture) or Hachiman-mae Station (Kyoto Prefecture) of the Kurama Line, which is operated by the Eizan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Under such circumstances, an announcement saying, 'Passengers going to Kibune/Kurama, please get off at Kokusaikaikan Station,' is made on the trains bound for Kokusaikaikan of the Karasuma Line before their arrival at this station.

History

May 29, 1981: This station commenced operation in association with the opening of the Karasuma Line.

April 1, 2007: PiTaPa became available.

Adjacent stations

Kyoto Municipal Subway
Karasuma Line
Kitaoji Station (K04) - Kuramaguchi Station (K05) - Imadegawa Station (K06)