- Tokyu Corporation
The Nihongo|Tokyu Corporation|東京急行電鉄株式会社|Tōkyō Kyūkō Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha (tyo|9005), also known in Japanese as Tōkyū Dentetsu (東急電鉄) for short, is a major private railway operator in the
Greater Tokyo Areaof Japan. Its headquarters are in Shibuya, Tokyo.
It was formed on
September 2 1922as the Nihongo|"Meguro-Kamata Electric Railway"|目黒蒲田電鉄|Meguro Kamata Dentetsu, and was later known as the Nihongo|"Tokyo-Yokohama Electric Railway"|東京横浜電鉄|Tōkyō Yokohama Dentetsu before gaining its current name in 1943. From 1944 to 1948, it also owned the companies now known as the Keihin Kyuko Electric Railway, Keio Electric Railway, and Odakyu Electric Railway. During this time, it was colloquially known as "Dai-Tokyu" (lit. "Great Tokyu").
*■ Tōyoko Line (
Shibuya Station- Yokohama Station)
*■ Meguro Line (
Meguro Station- Musashi-Kosugi Station)
*■ Den-en-toshi Line (
Shibuya Station- Chūō-Rinkan Station)
*■ Ōimachi Line (
Ōimachi Station- Futako-Tamagawa Station)
*■ Ikegami Line (
Gotanda Station- Kamata Station)
Tōkyū Tamagawa Line(Kamata Station - Tamagawa Station)
*■ Setagaya Line (
Sangen-Jaya Station- Shimo-Takaido Station)
Tokyu Groupalso owns two railroad companies (Ueda Kotsu, Izukyu Railway), several bus companies, a major upscale department storechain called Tokyu in Japan and overseas (such as in MBK Centerin Bangkok, Thailand), and Tokyu Handsstores (except for the two locations in Nagoya, which are owned by Sanko Creative Life, Inc., and operated under license). It also runs a number of hotels under the names Tōkyū in Japan and Pan PacificHotels abroad.
Formerly the owner of
Japan Air System(JAS, now merged with the flag carrier JAL Japan), Tōkyū is the largest shareholder of Japan AirlinesHoldings (JAL) following JAS's merger with JAL. The Tōkyū Group also owns and operates the upscale Tōkyū Hotels and budget Tōkyū Inns. It also owns the Book Offbookstore chain in Japan.
From 1958 until 2001, Tōkyū also owned the Japanese (now American)
Shirokiyadepartment store company.It was the owner of Mago Islanduntil 2005, when Mel Gibsonpurchased it for US$15 million.
*ja [http://www.tokyu.co.jp Official website]
* [http://www.panpacific.com/ Pan Pacific Hotels]
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