Okachimachi 

 

Okachimachi Station is a railway station located in the Okachimachi area of Taito Ward of Tokyo and is served by the JR East Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku Lines.

 

Okachimachi Station is situated on a raised viaduct running in the north-east direction. It has two island platforms with two tracks on either side of each platform. Tracks 1 and 4 serve Keihin-Tohoku Line, and tracks 2 and 3 are for Yamanote Line. The platforms are arranged in such a way that transfers between the two lines is easy. There are tracks to the east of the platforms that are used by the Tohoku Main Line that terminate at Ueno Station.

 

Naka-Okachimachi (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line), Ueno-Hirokoji (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), and Ueno-Okachimachi (Toei Oedo Line) subway stations, which are within walking distance of Okachimachi Station, are also interchange stations between the lines.

 

Okachimachi Station has two exits the North Exit and the South Exit. Both the exits have ticket vending machines. The North Exit also has a JR reservation office and escalators to the platforms, while the South Exit has lockers which can be rented by the passengers.

 

Okachimachi is a busy commercial district of Taito, located just south of Ueno and next to Akihabara, the famous center of electronic goods. Okachimachi Station is situated in the middle of this locality. Matsuzakaya Department Store and its Annex stand right under the train lines of the station. The well-known Ameyoko shopping street is also within easy walking distance. The street leading from Okachimachi Station to Kuramae has several jewelry shops that sell all kinds of silver, gold, and diamond jewelries. There are also a number of discount stores, the most notable being Takeya.
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