since 1969

Setagaya Line is What kind of place?

As a line that operates charming little two-car tramcars, the Setagaya Line is a rarity in Tokyo. Moreover, many of its stations are unmanned, making it highly unusual for an urban railway. Along the line are numerous shops, some trendy and chic while others have been loved by locals for generations. Despite its proximity to Shibuya and Shinjuku, it is home to historical tourist sites such as Gotoku-ji, a temple famous for its manekineko (beckoning cats), and the Setagaya Hachimangu Shrine, which is unusual in that it has a sumo wrestling ring. With these and other charms, a stroll along the line is always enjoyable. This is perhaps why it is typically crowded with tourists on weekends and holidays. Many also come to ride the “cat train,” a previously operated train that was brought back in May. Officially called the “Kofuku-no-Manekineko Densha” (the beckoning cat of good fortune train), it is painted in the style of a manekineko. Manekineko are said to have originated at the aforementioned Gotoku-ji Temple, which is near the Setagaya Line. The straps and floors inside the cars are also designed with a cat theme. Please make a point of riding it on your next trip to Tokyo.

Access

The Setagaya Line can be reached as follows:
From Shibuya, ride the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line about five minutes to Sangen-jaya Station, then transfer by walking two minutes to Sangen-jaya Station on the Tokyu Setagaya Line.
From Shinjuku, ride the Odakyu Line about 15 minutes to Gotokuji Station, then transfer by walking one minute to Yamashita Station on the Setagaya Line. From Shinjuku, ride the Keiō Line about ten minutes to Shimo-takaido Station, then transfer to Shimo-takaido Station on the Setagaya Line by moving to the next platform

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Fare

Adult (one ride): 150 yen Child: 80 yen
Setagaya Line Explorer Ticket (for unlimited travel on the Setagaya Line; good for one day only)
Adult: 330 yen Child: 170yen

Station Guide

The Station Guide presents attractions near each station of the Setagaya Line. Use it to plan a station-by-station tour of Tokyo’s one-of-a-kind tramway.

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  • SG01 Sangen-jaya
  • SG02 Nishi-taishidō
  • SG03 Wakabayashi
  • SG04 Shōin-jinja-mae
  • SG05 Setagaya
  • SG06 Kamimachi
  • SG07 Miyanosaka
  • SG08 Yamashita
  • SG09 Matsubara
  • SG10 Shimo-takaido

Tourism spots

Find categorized tourist information on sights and events along the Setagaya Line. The information provided will help you enjoy Setagaya’s history, culture, and natural environments as you travel on Tokyo’s one-of-a-kind tramway.