Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station (嵐電天神川駅)

Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station, located in Uzumasa-shimokeibu-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, is a stop on the Arashiyama Main Line, which is operated by the Keifuku Electric Railroad Co., Ltd. The station number is A6.

History of the station's opening

Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station was built as a station for transfers to Uzumasa-tenjingawa Station between Kaikonoyashiro Station and Yamanouchi Station (Kyoto Prefecture), along with the extension of the Tozai Line of the Kyoto Municipal Subway between Nijo Station and Uzumasa-tenjingawa Station, which was opened on January 16, 2008. Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station was opened two months after the extension of the Tozai Line. Prior to the station's opening, for a period of two months the neighboring Kaikonoyashiro Station served as a transfer point.

The total construction cost was 643 million yen, of which Kyoto Prefecture funded 616 million yen, and the construction began in November 2007. Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station marked the second time (after Rokuoin Station, which opened in 1956) in 52 years that the Keifuku Electric Railroad Co., Ltd., built a new, intermediate station on the existing line. Incidentally, a temporary intermediate station built in 1992 by the Keifuku Electric Railroad Co., Ltd., is Jinai Ground-mae Station on the Mikuni-awara Line, currently operated by the Echizen Railway.

The section that the Keihan Keishin Line enters was extended from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station to Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station on the same date, allowing passengers to transfer at Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station from the Keihan Keishin Line and Keihan Ishiyama-sakamoto Main Line, thereby improving access to Arashiyama and Sagano.

Station layout

Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station is an aboveground station with two separate platforms serving two tracks. Although Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station is in a tramway section situated on the road, platforms are provided instead of a safety zone. A roof covers the platforms in their entirety. Further, a roof covers the passage that connects the exit of the subway station and Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station. Staff aren't usually stationed at Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station, but staff will be stationed mainly on weekends during the tourist seasons.

The station, at the planning phase, was going to be built adjacent to the sidewalk east of Sanjo-dori Street; now the station stands in the center of Sanjo-dori Street, on the north and south ways.

Station surroundings

Uzumasa-tenjingawa Station (Tozai Line, Kyoto Municipal Subway)

SANSA Ukyo (Government Office of Ukyo Ward and the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau)


March 28, 2008: The station opened.

Adjacent stations

Keifuku Electric Railroad

Arashiyama Main Line

Yamanouchi Station (Kyoto Prefecture) (A5) - Ranzan-Tenjingawa Station (A6) - Kaikonoyashiro Station (A7)

The distance to the neighboring Kaikonoyashiro Station is approximately 250 m, and the working distance is 0.2 km.

[Original Japanese]