Sendagaya station travel guide

Sendagaya Station is located in the Shibuya special ward of Tokyo. It first opened its doors in 1904. As of 2011, Sendagaya Station was serving more than 20,000 passengers daily.

Sendagaya Station will have the special privilege of helping visitors access the New National Stadium for the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Sendagaya Station train lines

Sendagaya Station is operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The Chuo-Sobu Line is the only train line serving this station.

You can use your Japan Rail Pass on this line.

Yamonote line, Tokyo

Sendagaya Station layout

Sendagaya Station is home to a single island platform serving two tracks. The first track provides access to Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka Stations, the second to Ochanomizu, Akihabara, and Chiba Stations.

sendagaya station layout

How to get to Sendagaya Station

Sendagaya Station is located at 1 Sendagaya, Shibuya special ward, Tokyo. It lies along the Chuo-Sobu Line in the center of the Yamanote Loop Line. Its adjacent stations are the Yoyogi and Shinanomachi Stations. It can be reached by train using your JR Pass.

How to get there from Tokyo Station

From Tokyo Station, use your JR Pass to take the Local Takao train on the Chuo Line to Sendagaya Station. The train makes eight stops, and the trip will take about 15 minutes.

Tokyo Station view
Tokyo Station, near the Ginza district is the main intercity rail terminal

How to get there from Shinjuku Station

From Shinjuku Station, use your JR Pass to take the Local Tokyo train on the Chuo Line to Sendagaya Station. The train makes two stops, and the trip should total only three minutes.

JR Shinjuku Station

Things to do near Sendagaya Station

A number of interesting things can be found in Sendagaya Station’s surrounding area. Sendagaya has many sporting venues and serves as an important cultural center within the Shibuya special ward.

You can visit the Shinjuku Gyoen, a large garden park that was originally the residence of an important Edo Period family. The Shinjuku Gyoen is especially beautiful in early spring when cherry blossom trees can be seen reflecting in its large pond. The historic Hato-no-Mori Hachiman Shinto shrine can also be found nearby.

Shinjuku Gyoen

Also of cultural importance is the National Noh Theatre, a 600 person auditorium famous for Noh and Kyogen performances, lectures, and exhibitions.

Without a doubt the most interesting things to do near Sendagaya Station will center on the events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Along with Shinanomachi Station, Sendagaya Station will provide access to the New National Stadium, also called the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. The opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic games, along with football and archery competitions, will be held there.

Inside of the new stadium (artist rendering provided by the Japan Sports Council)

Nearby, you will also find the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, which was built in 1954 for the World Wrestling Championship. It hosted gymnastics competitions during the 1964 Olympics and will host table tennis competitions during the 2020 Olympics.

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