When going to Sangen-Jaya Station in Setagaya, Tokyo, one of the things you’ll notice that it’s right at Carrot Tower and it looks quite new from the outside.
In truth, Sangen-Jaya Station has been around since March 1907 (Meiji 37) and the rail line was originally known as the Tamagawa Line and is operated by the private railway operator Tokyo Corporation.
By January 1925 (Taisho 14), the Setagaya Line was opened, in May 1969 (Showa 44), the Tamagawa Line was ended and by April 1977 (Showa 52), the Den-en City Line was added. And in 1998, the station received a distinction as part of the “100 Station Selection of the Kantio Region” (2nd Selection – 1998).
Sangen-jaya Station is important for getting people to Futako-Tamagawa, Mizonokuchi, Nagatsuta and Chuo-Rinkan via the Tokyo Den-en-toshi Line but also to get people back to Shibuya Station and other lines.
The Station via Den-en City Line is designated DT 03 and the Setagaya Line as SG 01.
Along with the renovations to the location, new ticket gates and restrooms were added in 2006-2007, including an escalator and an elevator.
Back in 1977 (Showa 52), the average number of passengers per day at Sangen-jaya Station was 54,758. In 2016 (Heisei 28), the number climbed to 136,149.
If you are headed to Futako-Tamagawa from Shibuya or to Carrot Tower, more than likely, you will get a chance to see Sangen-jaya station.