Tokyo Station is a railway station in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, used by JR East Railway Company, JR Tokai Railway Company and Tokyo Metro. It has the most platforms in Japan, so it is fair to say the station is a gateway to Tokyo. Served by Shinkansen high-speed rail lines, the station has Tohoku Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Tokaido Shinkansen and Sanyo Shinkansen. The main "aka-renga" (red brick) building was designated an Important Cultural Property in 2003.
Facilities of Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station is spread underground and on the surface, there are a lot of shops and restaurants. They sell bento boxes, bread, sweets, Japanese sweets, drinks, food, fashion items, cosmetics, glasses, magazines, CD and lots of other souvenirs. You can buy any souvenirs or magazines here that you might have forgotten to buy.
Restaurants are also abound here: Japanese and Western food, Chinese food, ethnic food, cafes, izakaya, ramen shops, and fast food restaurants among many others.
Hospitals, beauty parlors, supermarkets, shoe stores: you can drop by if you have an urgent business to attend to or just spend time in a relaxing manner.
Maze-like Tokyo Station
Since Tokyo Station is a very complicated structure, it is easy to get lost here. In order not to get lost, you need to remember exit names. Just remember that all exits are divided into north ones and south ones; you may ask the station's staff about the exit you need. There is also a mobile application about Tokyo Station, which might be helpful if you get lost.
The easiest way to get here is via railway. However, if you do use a car, get off at Yaesu Interchange on Yaesu line of Metropolitan Expressway. There is a parking lot nearby available for a fee.
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Description: Tokyo Station
|Sights||Tokyo Station (東京駅)|
1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
|Phone / Fax||Phone:|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Tokyo Station