Takadanobaba Station 高田馬場駅

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Takadanobaba Station entrance on Waseda Dori Avenue with the Big Box shopping center in the background and a Seibu Shinjuku Line train rolling in

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Takadanobaba Station in Tokyo is located in the north of Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, about halfway between Shinjuku and Ikebukuro stations. Takadanobaba Station is on the JR Yamanote Line, the Tozai subway line, and the Seibu Shinjuku Line.

Thus Takadanobaba Station is the main transfer point between the Seibu Shinjuku Line and the JR Yamanote Line.

All Seibu Shinjuku Line trains stop at Takadanobaba Station, including the Koedo Limited Express from Seibu Shinjuku Station running to Hon Kawagoe at high speed and with few stops on a reserved seat basis.

During the morning rush hour, the masses arriving from the western suburbs hurry over to the JR Yamanote Line or the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line to reach their inner city workplaces. In the evening, the same movement takes place the other way.

Expect very crowded trains and platforms at those times.

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Seibu Shinjuku Line trains get crowded during the evening rush hour

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Around Takadanobaba Station

Hotels close to the station include the three star Hotel Sunroute Takadanobaba. A little further east is Tama Ryokan which offers six Japanese style rooms with shared facilities. Anime Hostel Astro Station appeals to manga and anime fans with its anime-themed wallpaper, games and theatre rooms.

Okubo one stop on the Yamanote Line to the south at Shin-Okubo Station offers a more varied selection of accommodation.

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Night view down Waseda Dori Avenue from outside Takadanobaba Station

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Waseda Exit of the Seibu Shinjuku Line, Takadanobaba Station

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