Marutamachi Station (Keihan Line) (丸太町駅 (京阪))

Marutamachi Station, located in Higashi-Maruta-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, is a stop of the Keihan Oto Line, which is operated by Keihan Electric Railway.

It is scheduled that the station's name will be changed to Jingu-marutamachi Station on October 19, 2008, when the Keihan Nakanoshima Line starts its operation.

Station layout

It is an underground station, with an island platform serving two tracks. It is located under Marutacho-Bashi-Higashizume (the east end of Marutacho Bridge) and under the Kawabata Marutamachi crossing.

With two stories underground, the ticket gate and concourse are provided on the first basement level and the platform on the second basement level. The ticket gate is provided at one location.

Being the station nearest to Kyoto University Hospital and University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, this station was provided, even at the very start, with barrier-free measures such as two elevators for physically handicapped persons (one between the ground level and the concourse and the other between the concourse area inside the gate and platform), a multipurpose lavatory, a Braille guide map and a Braille fare table.

Marutamachi Station, having the same name as this station, on the Karasuma Line of the Kyoto Municipal Subway, is located approximately one kilometer away.

Platform

* The platform portion for each of the tracks has a length sufficient to accommodate an eight-car train. No announcement is made for the number of cars of incoming trains, either for inbound trains or outbound trains.

Station surroundings

The station is located under Kawabata-dori Street, slightly north of the crossing between Kawabata-dori Street and Marutamachi-dori Street.

The Kamo-gawa River (Yodo-gawa River system) flows on the west side of the station, and Marutamachi-bashi Bridge crosses over the river.

The area around the station is a residential district in which many one-room apartments are located.

The east side of the station

The northeast direction

The southern area of Kyoto University Yoshida Campus -- Demachiyanagi Station is nearer to the northern area of the campus.

Kyoto University Hospital

Goethe-Institut Kyoto

Kyoto Kyoiku Bunka Center (the education and cultural center of Kyoto)

Along Marutamachi-dori Street

Tenrikyo Kawaramachi Daikyokai (grand church)

Kyoto Marutamachi Church, the United Church of Christ in Japan

Kyoto Tosuikai Swimming Club

Kumano-jinja Shrine

The southeast direction

Lake Biwa Canal

The Ebisukawa (electric) power plant

The Kyoto Marutamachi Kawabata post office

The Okazaki district

A walk of approximately 15 minutes along Lake Biwa Canal
Although it's located nearer to Higashiyama Station on Kyoto Municipal Subway's Tozai Line (Kyoto Prefecture), the means by which to access it from this station is also announced during sightseeing seasons.

Heian-jingu Shrine

Kyoto Kaikan Hall

Kyoto International Exhibition Hall (MIYAKO-MESSE)

Kyoto Prefectural Library

Okazaki Park

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

The west side of this station (the opposite side of the Kamo-gawa River)

Either of them can be reached on foot with 10 to 20 minutes.

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden/Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto City Library of Historical Documents

The Kyoto office of The Mainichi Newspapers

Gyogan-ji Temple (Kodo Temple)

Shimo-goryo-jinja Shrine

Kyoto District Court

Bus stops

Bus stops are located at the crossing between Marutamachi-dori Street and Kawabata-dori Street, with a different name given for each stop of the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau and Kyoto Bus Co., Ltd.
(The same name, 'Kawabata Marutamachi,' was given to each of them until 1997.)

Marutamachi Keihan-mae

Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau

Route 65: Bound for Iwakura Soshajo (via Kumano-jinja Shrine)/in the direction of Shijo Karasuma (via Marutamachi Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway))

Route 93: Bound for Kinrin-shako Depot (via Marutamachi-dori Street)/for Saga Arashiyama (via Marutamachi-dori Street)

Route 93: Bound for Kinrin-shako Depot (via Marutamachi-dori Street)/for Saga Arashiyama (via Marutamachi-dori Street)

Route 93: Bound for Kinrin-shako Depot (via Marutamachi-dori Street)/for Saga Arashiyama (via Marutamachi-dori Street)

Kawabata Marutamachi

Kyoto Bus

History

October 5, 1989: The station started operations simultaneously with the Oto Line.

The autumn of 2008: The station's name is scheduled to be changed from Marutamachi Station to Jingu-marutamachi Station.

Adjacent stations

Keihan Electric Railway

Oto Line

K-Limited Express/Limited Express

No stops are made at this station.

Express/Sub-express/Local

Sanjo Station (Kyoto Prefecture) - Marutamachi Station - Demachiyanagi Station

In the daytime, only six local trains an hour stop at this station.