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Tokyo Station

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Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is the largest station in Japan. Majority of the tourists who visited Tokyo have been here at least once. Tokyo station is often used by the locals to commute to work as the station offers plenty of subways, trams, trains, and Shinkansen. It serves over 700,000 people on a daily basis. Tokyo Station is the origin of Japanese railway network and the largest railway hub, known as the gateway to Tokyo. In the Meiji era, Shimbashi Station used to be the gateway to Tokyo. Since the end of the Taisho era, Tokyo Station has become the center of Tokyo and Japan's railway network. It has a magnificent architecture built with distinctive red brick, situated in the Marunouchi business district.



Tokyo Station is located at 1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. There are approximately 4,000 trains departing and arriving daily, ranking number one in Japan. Tokyo Station is a compound station with two upper and lower platforms. The popular lines are Tohoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen, Tokaido Main Line, Chuo Line (Rapid), Sobu kaisoku Line (Rapid), Yokosuka Line, Keiyo Line, Yamanote Line, Keihin–Tohoku Line, Narita Express, Tokaido Shinkansen, Tokyo Metro, and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.

The main structure above ground at Tokyo Station is roughly divided into the Marunouchi entrance on the west side and the Yaesu entrance on the east side. The elevated rails and platform of JR are located between the two main buildings. The Marunouchi entrance and Yaesu entrance are divided into three entrances: the north entrance, the central entrance, and the south entrance. Moreover, there is a Nihonbashi entrance on the northeast side of the station for Shinkansen.



The underground part of Tokyo Station roughly includes the fourth and fifth floors underground at the Marunouchi entrance (west side); JR Sobu kaisoku Line and Yokosuka Line stations from northeast-southwest (the fourth floor is a connecting hall and the fifth floor is a platform); the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line station on the second basement floor in north-south direction; and lastly, the third and fourth floors of the Kajibashi dori which is for the JR Keiyo Line located farther south of the main station area, The third floor is the connecting floor, and the fourth floor is a platform).



Attractions near the Marunouchi entrance are The Imperial Palace, Marunouchi Building, Shin-Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi Oazo, MARUZEN Marunouchi, Tokyo International Forum, and Meiji Seimei Kan. Popular shopping areas near the Yaesu entrance are Yaesu Shopping Mall, First Avenue Tokyo Station, Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C., and Yaesu Book Centre. Moreover, shopping places near the Nihonbashi entrance are Nihonbashi, COREDO Nihonbashi, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Bank of Japan, and Otemachi office block street.

In addition to the station within Tokyo Station, subway stations nearby within 1Km radius include: Otemachi Station, Mitsukoshimae Sta., Nippombashi Station, Nijubashimae Station, Yurakucho Station Hibiya Station, Ginza Station, Kyobashi Station, Takaracho Station, and more.


 

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the subways available at Tokyo Station?
    Tokyo Station offers Tohoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Nagano Shinkansen, Tokaido Main Line, Chuo Line (Rapid), Sobu kaisoku Line (Rapid), Narita Express, Tokaido Shinkansen, Tokyo Metro, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, etc.
  • How many entrances are there in Tokyo Station?
    Tokyo Station is roughly divided into the Marunouchi entrance on the west and the Yaesu entrance on the east. The Marunouchi entrance and Yaesu entrance are divided into three entrances: the north entrance, the central entrance, and the south entrance. The Nihonbashi entrance on the northeast side is the ticket gates for Shinkansen.
  • What are the attractions around Tokyo Station Marunouchi entrance?
    Attractions near Marunouchi entrance include Imperial Palace, Marunouchi Building, Shin-Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi Oazo, MARUZEN Marunouchi, Tokyo International Forum, and Meiji Seimei Kan.
  • What are the shopping areas near Yaesu entrance and Nihonbashi entrance?
    Around Yaesu entrance are Yaesu Shopping Mall, First Avenue Tokyo Station, Nihombashi and Takashimaya S.C. Around Nihonbashi entrance are Nihonbashi, COREDO Nihonbashi, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, and Otemachi office block street.
  • What subway stations are near Tokyo Statio?
    In addition to the station within Tokyo Station, subway stations nearby within 1Km radius include: Otemachi Station, Mitsukoshimae Sta., Nippombashi Station, Nijubashimae Station, Yurakucho Station Hibiya Station, Ginza Station, Kyobashi Station, Takaracho Station, and more.
  • Is Tokyo Station worth visiting?
    Majority of the tourists who visited Tokyo have been here at least once. The largest station in the country, Tokyo station offers plenty of subways, trams, trains, and Shinkansen. Tokyo Station has a magnificent architecture built with distinctive red brick. Tokyo station is especially pretty at night or during rainy season.
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