Hankyu Railway is collaborating with Kyoto City to develop the elevated area “TauT Hankyu Rakusai-guchi” between Rakunsai-guchi and Katsura Station.
This area is approximately 1 km in length, and its first phase, which focuses on local shops and businesses, opened ahead of schedule on October 22, 2018.
Initially opened as a ground-level station in March 2003, Rakusai-guchi Station underwent elevated construction work that began in 2007.
In 2016, surrounding road improvement projects were initiated, including the Yonan Highway intersection, Keiji-dera Line, and Kuse Kitachaya Line intersections.
Kyoto City and Hankyu Railway are dedicated to community development centered around the Rakunishi-guchi to Katsura Station corridor.
They aim to enhance the surrounding area’s convenience with a long-term perspective.