Matsuo Station (Kyoto Prefecture) (松尾駅 (京都府))

Matsuo Station, located in Arashiyama Miyanomae-cho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City, is a stop on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line, which is operated by the Hankyu Railway.

Station layout
It is an aboveground station with two separate platforms serving two tracks, Matsuo Station has a passing loop that enables trains running in opposing directions to pass each other. The station is located between the western end of Matsuo-bashi Bridge and the southeastern corner of the crossing in front of Matsuo-taisha Shrine.

The station building (ticket gate) is in the direction of Arashiyama Station of the platform for trains bound for Arashiyama, and is connected with a underground passage to the platform for trains bound for Katsura on the opposite side.

Platform numbers aren't assigned.

Station surroundings
Matsuo-bashi Bridge (Katsura-gawa River [Yodo-gawa River system])
Matsuo-taisha Shrine
Umenomiya-taisha Shrine
Saiho-ji Temple
Kegon-ji Temple (Kyoto City)
Arashiyama East Park
Shijo-dori Street
Bus Stop
In front of Matsuo-taisha Shrine
Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau
Route 28: Bound for Daikaku-ji Temple via Arashiyama Station/ bound for Kyoto Station via Shijo Omiya
Route 29: Bound for Rakusai Bus Terminal via Kokudo Nakayama/bound for Shijo Karasuma via Matsuo-bashi Bridge

Kyoto Bus Co., Ltd.

Passenger use
The number of passengers per day in fiscal year 2003 was approximately 2,701 (according to the Kyoto Prefecture Statistics Report).

November 9, 1928: The station went into operation as Matsuo-jinja-mae Station concurrently with the Shinkeihan Railway Arashiyama Line.

September 15, 1930: It became a station of Keihan Electric Railway as a result of amalgamation.

October 1, 1943: It became a station of Keihanshin Express Railway (the current Hankyu Railway) as a result of amalgamation.

January 9, 1944: All the railway lines became single due to the need to supply materials. It became a station where two trains could pass each other.

January 1, 1948: Its name was changed to Matsuo Station.

Adjacent stations
Hankyu Railway
Arashiyama Line
Kamikatsura Station – Matsuo Station – Arashiyama Station (Hankyu Railway)

[Original Japanese]