I am Japanese. On this page, you will find a 1 minute route from the Yamanote Line outer tracks platform of Harajuku Station to the Omote-sando Gate using the escalator.
The station attracts a lot of people. Get out as fast as you can!
1．What car and what door should I use to get to the Omote-sando Gate in 1 minute?
The first car of the Yamanote Line outer tracks train is No.1, so car No.10 is the second car from the back.
Check the platform door before you get on the train and move!
If you get lost on the platform where you got off, look for door No.4 of car No.10 on the platform door. If you start from there, you can get there without getting lost.
Look for door No.4 of car No.10 on the platform door of platform No.2, which has two green lines. Please do not make a mistake.
2．View of Omote-sando Gate from above
The Omote-sando Gate we are aiming for is the is marked with the red circle. Use the 4 escalator to get there.
Let’s zoom in on the map below to see the location. You should be able to get a vague idea of the location here. Tap the icon to see the explanation in English.
Diagram of Harajuku Station
Inner tracks : Orange line. Trains enter the station from North and stop at 1F, platform No. 1.
The red numbers indicate the location of the stairs, escalators, and elevators on platform No.2, where the outer track trains stop. They match the red numbers on the platform map shown next.
If the Omote-sando Gate is not included in the map, try lowering the magnification.
3．About the escalator to use
This is a guide to the escalator you will use. Yamanote line outer tracks trains stop at 1F, platform No. 2.
First, look for door No.4 of car No.10 on the guide map below. The escalator you will be using is located at 4.
1F Yamanote Line outer tracks platform No. 2＜magnified view＞
In the platform map above, the direction of travel is on the right, so after getting off the train, you should go backward (left) which is the opposite direction of travel.
You can use the magnified view to display the platform map vertically in a larger size.
If you point the top of the screen in the direction the train is going, it will stop at the station in the same way, so it’s easy to visualize. door No.4 of car No.10. Don’t forget ^^.
4．Route to Omote-sando Gate in 1 minute
Let’s look at the main part of this page, the route.
The red line is the route from the 4 escalator to the Omote-sando Gate in 1 minute. The distance is about 35m. Moving from the 1F Yamanote line outer tracks platform to the 2F.
Tap the icon to see the explanation in English.
The outer trains enter the station from the south, so the upper part of the map is Shibuya, one stop previous, and the lower part is Yoyogi, the next stop.
This map also shows where the stations before and after and Tokyo Station are on the Yamanote Line map if you keep decreasing the magnification.
5．Explanation of how long it will take to travel
The distance from the 4 escalator to the Omote-sando Gate is about 35m.
The time taken is calculated using the commonly used 80m per minute, and any remainder is rounded up to the nearest minute.
From 4 escalator to the Omote-sando Gate
(80m x 0 min) + 35m
So, I rounded up to 1 minute.
This does not consider the waiting time for stairs, escalators, and elevators along the way, so please allow a little extra time if you have it.
In this article, I showed you how to get from the Yamanote Line’s outer tracks platform to the Omote-sando Gate using the escalator.
The contents of this page are summarized below.
- This time, use door No. 4 or door No. 3 on the left side of car No. 10.
- The first car of the Yamanote line outer tracks train is No.1, so car No.10 is the second car from the back.
- Check the platform door before you get on the train and move!
- Using the escalator on the left as soon as you get off the train.
- After that, just follow the red line on the route guide.
- The time required is about 1 minute. If you have time, please act with a little extra time^^.
I sincerely hope that you can escape from the station quickly.
The stations on the Yamanote Line are constantly undergoing improvements and changes. There is a good chance that the information provided here may be outdated.
When this happens, “Oh, this is the way I used to go these days…” Please go easy on me.
If you have an important appointment, please don’t trust this site, but check directly with the station. ^^;
This was the “Yamanote Line Transfer Information“.
Other information about the Omote-sando Gate.
If you want to head out another way, click here.
Outer tracks [by escalator]
★This page will guide you through the process.
Outer tracks [by wheelchair-accessible]
How to get to the Omote-sando Gate in 2 minutes
Inner tracks [by escalator]
How to get to the Omote-sando Gate in 2 minutes
Inner tracks [by wheelchair-accessible]
How to get to the Omote-sando Gate in 3 minutes
Click here for information on the Harajuku Station area.
Here are the results of a map search of the Harajuku Station area, including cafes, drugstores, 100-yen stores, and more.
List of maps around Harajuku Station exit
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Links to each station can be found here.
Yamanote Line Transfer Information Top Page