JR lines at Yokohama Station are located in the main station building. The JR ticket gates are located in the B1 basement level and the platforms are located on the ground floor level.
There are six JR lines running from eight platforms at this station:
- The Negishi Line
- The Keihin-Tohoku Line
- The Yokohama Line
- The Tokaido Main Line
- The Yokosuka Line
- The Shonan-Shinjuku Line
JR shares the main station building with the Keikyu railway company and passengers can transfer directly between their lines.
JR ticket gates are located on the B1 level in the three passages that run east-to-west through the main station building. The North Gate is located in the Northern Passage.
There are two sets of gates in the Central Passage: the Central North Gate and the Central South Gate. These gates are located across from each other.
The South Gate is located in the Southern Passage.
Departure information can be seen on digital signs just inside the ticket gates and is displayed in both English and Japanese.
Inside the ticket gates there is a transfer gate between the JR and Keikyu sides of the station. Passengers arriving on a JR service can use the transfer gate to transfer directly to Keikyu services.
Tickets & Information
A JR Ticket Office can be found near the Central South Gate in the Central Passage.
There is also an Information Desk by the Central North Gate in the Central Passage.
Ticket machines can be found by all the gates.
The ticket machines are operated by touch screens, have English language guidance and are easy to use. Above the machines are fare charts showing all possible destinations in English and Japanese with appropriate fares.
JR services run from platforms 3 to 10. The Keikyu railway company, which also operates from this station runs services from platforms 1 and 2.
Platform 3 has Negishi Line services bound for Sakuragicho, Kannai, Ishikawacho and Ofuna.
Platforms 5 and 6 have southbound Tokaido Line services for Odawara, Atami and Ito.
Odoriko and Saphir Odoriko limited express services bound for Izukyu-Shimoda and Shuzenji also depart from these platforms.
Platforms 7 and 8 have northbound Tokaido Line services for Kawasaki, Shinagawa and Tokyo.
Through services continue beyond Tokyo on the Ueno-Tokyo Line to Ueno and Omiya.
Platform 9 has southbound Yokosuka Line services for Ofuna, Kamakura, Yokosuka and Kurihama. Some southbound services on the Shonan-Shinjuku Line for Ofuna, Fujisawa and Odawara also depart from this platform.
The Narita Express (N’EX) limited express service for Narita Airport also departs from Platform 10.
Digital signs on all platforms give departure information in English as well as Japanese.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.