Tokyo Station

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  • genkidesu

    on Dec 25

    Beautiful from an architectural standpoint, but it's a maze

    I love Tokyo Station from a design standpoint - I think it's classic and beautiful. However, I think it's one of the hardest to navigate stations in Japan! That might be more my terrible sense of direction, but I always lose my way here. Dare I say it, but Shinjuku might be easier to navigate in my opinion!

  • JapanRamen

    on Dec 24

    An Iconic Station

    If you have never spent time here, this is an iconic station very much worthy for you to bust out your camera for some nice photos. You can of course enjoy the interiors, but the wide station has plenty of amazing angles that you can see from outside the station and the spaces outside are usually not too crowded (surprisingly). Also visit some of the skyscrapers nearby and some of them can offer you a nice top-down view of this beautiful station too, both in the day time and at night.

  • TonetoEdo

    on Aug 2

    Restored to 1914 Glory

    Tokyo Station has the highest volume of trains passing through it, and it's relatively easy to navigate. The three story station with rotundas and brick facade was completed in 1914 when Japan was expanding its train system. Much of the building was destroyed in an air raid in 1945, but was soon repaired, although not to the same state. In the 2000s, the station was restored to look much like it did in 1914. Some interesting features are the special entrance reserved for the imperial family, plaques commemorating the assassinations of two prime ministers, and some architectural anomalies such as the exterior wall of the post office that is visible inside the concourse. There are great photo spots outside and in the rotundas.



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