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About us ~Our Group's Business Activities~

As a Corporate Group, We Strive to Propose Enriched Lifestyles by Supporting and Improving the Daily Lives of Our Customers

The Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group, based in the Kansai area, conducts business in the six core segments of Urban Transportation, Real Estate, Entertainment and Communications, Travel, International Transportation, and Hotels.

The Group’s founding railway business comprises a high-speed, high-volume transportation network for the three main cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto in the Kansai area. Over the years, the safe and comfortable passenger services of the network have contributed to expanding the area’s sphere of livelihood by linking the three cities with one another and their outlying suburbs.

Likewise, the Group has contributed over the years to building communities next to its railway lines by introducing a succession of services new to Japan and proposing enriched lifestyles to its customers. These have encompassed a wide variety of fields ranging from housing and commercial facilities to the Hanshin Tigers baseball team and Takarazuka Revue.

In turn, the communities developed next to the lines have contributed to the mutual growth of our railway network and other business lines.

United as the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group , we will continue to leverage the expertise and brand power nurtured in our over 100 years of building communities, to provide services of exceptional quality to our customers.

  • Urban Transportation
  • Real Estate
  • Entertainment and Communications
  • Travel
  • International Transportation
  • Hotels

Urban Transportation and Real Estate Drive the Group’s Earnings

In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group recorded ¥104.1 billion in consolidated operating income on ¥736.8 billion in revenues from operations.

The Urban Transportation Segment and Real Estate Segment were the main drivers underpinning this earnings performance, and together accounted for roughly 60% and 80%, respectively, of the Group’s revenues from operations, and operating income. Another outstanding characteristic of the Group is the Entertainment and Communications Segment, which consistently accounts for our consolidated operating income.

* Figures for % are calculated based on the simple aggregate amount
(including intersegment transactions)of each segment.

The Group’s Competitiveness Was Nurtured Over Many Years by Contributing to Building Communities

Line-Side Areas with Towering Potential

The Umeda district of Osaka is one of the most famous shopping and entertainment districts of Japan, served by the Umeda stations of the Hankyu and Hanshin lines and the Osaka Municipal Subway, as well as JR Osaka Station. The district commands a towering presence as Kansai’s economic center.

With both the Hankyu and Hanshin railway network emanating from terminals here, Umeda is the strategic base of the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group. We are also the developer behind many of the district’s major commercial facilities, office buildings and hotels.

Line-Side Areas with Towering Potential

Moreover, our railway network based in the Umeda district of Osaka connects with the cities of Kobe and Kyoto, also at the heart of the Kansai economy, and with various other neighboring cities. As a result, the communities next to our railway network boast some of the highest population densities in the Kansai area.

Ability to Create Line-Side Value

We have grown together with the communities we serve by developing housing and commercial facilities, as well as developing and operating entertainment venues of exceptional quality next to our railway lines. In addition, we have also played a certain role in shaping and promoting the cultural aspects of those communities by inviting schools and other educational institutions to locate in the vicinity.

In as much as the services we provide our customers are bound to change over time, the Group will adhere to a basic policy of building communities in ways that improve their appeal as a whole. In the process, we will prize the trust we build with our customers from a medium to long-term perspective.

As a result, the communities neighboring our railway network are among the most popular in the Kansai area, and we can say today that one of our strengths is our ability to apply real estate development and other means to the creation of line-side value.

Survey of Preferred Residential Areas(Kansai Area)

Rank Station name
1 Nishinomiya-kitaguchi
2 Shukugawa
3 Okamoto
4 Umeda
5 Ashiya-gawa
6 Mikage
7 Takarazuka
8 Senri-Chuo
9 Osaka
10 Tennoji
Rank Station name
11 Ashiya
12 Toyonaka
13 Kuraku-enguchi
14 Fukushima
15 Kobe
16 Kobe-sannomiya
17 Esaka
18 Hommachi
19 Kitahama
20 Nakatsu

Source : Survey by seven major real estate firms(28th September 2017)

Entertainment Content with Strong Brand Value

The Group delivers inspiration and dreams through the Hanshin Tigers professional baseball team and Hanshin Koshien Stadium, and the Takarazuka Revue. Both the team and the all-female musical theater troupe are very popular, and have many enthusiastic fans not only in the Kansai area but also throughout Japan.

The powerful content of the baseball team and revue are a unique strength of the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group. In addition to economic ripples including the increased passenger volume of spectators and multiple merchandising of content, the two contribute significantly to enhancing the Group’s brand value.