is often the gateway to the neighborhood of the same name known for its electronic, anime,manga, figurine stores and maid cafe
The building of the station is all in height because the Yamanote line
and the Chuo Sobu line intersect above the main hall in a perpendicular way. On the first floor are the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku platforms (Ueno, Omiya, Yokohama) and the Chuo Sobu (Shinjuku, Funabashi and Chiba) platforms with a "Local" service train are on the second floor. In the basement, the station is the terminus of the Tsukuba Express line
(for Chiba, Saitama, Chiyoda, Tsukuba).