located in the Kami-Ooka area of
Konan Ward in Yokohama. It is served
by the Keihin Electric Express Railway's
Keikyu's Main Line and the Yokohama
Municipal Subway's Blue Line.
Station is the third largest and
the third busiest station in Yokohama
City with over 270,000 passengers
passing through it every day. The
area around the station is a busy
commercial area with some large
stores and popular restaurant chains.
a small farming village called Kuraki-gun
Ooga-no-sato during the Edo era.
The village also had an established
textile printing industry, which
was set along the Ooka River. After
World War II, the village grew into
a busy commercial district but major
redevelopment took place only after
Yokohama City passed the Redevelopment
Project in 1988. Another Reconstruction
Plan was passed in 1991. By 1997
most of the projects were complete
and Kami-Ooka became a modern urban
area with several high rise office
buildings, shopping centers, cinema
complexes, and restaurants.