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Discover Tokyo Station

The central station in Tokyo 

transportation, shopping and history

ABOUT THE STATION
Tokyo station, Marunouchi side

Tokyo Station
is the central station in Tokyo between the Imperial Palace to the west and Ginza in the east. It welcomes around 450,000 daily users and more than 4000 trains per day. However it is very well organized.

Tokyo station is more than a station. It is a station city  : there are tracks, platforms but also restaurants, shops, supermarket and an hotel at the same place.
Do not miss the basement with a lot of bento 's shop, the Character Street and the Ramen Street.

New : a Japan Rail Cafe opened in march 2020 just outside the Yaesu Central Gate.

Tokyo Station - or Tokyo Eki (東京 駅) - consists of 14 platforms (10 outside and 4 underground).
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Tokyo Station Maps
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The Shinkansen area : from platform 20 to 23 for shinkansen to the north and 14 to 19 for the shinkansen to the south. It is situated on the East side, called Yaesu Side.

The JR trains departure area (including the Yamanote Line) is on the West side, called Marunouchi side and known for its historical western façade. Note the presence of an incredible underground network in place that allows to reach the neighbouring subway stations ( Marunouchi Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line, Tozai Line, Mita Line).

Where to find lockers ?
The lockers 'location and the Luggage Storage services are detailed in the TOKYO STATION CITY guide.

Where to collect your Japan Rail Pass ?
To collect your Japan Rail Pass, you can go either at the JR East Travel Service Center on the Marunouchi North side or at the JR Central Ticket Office on the Yaesu North Side.
the STATION's history
Discover Tokyo Station - The new dome
At the very beginning, in 1924, the station had only  four docks :  two for electric cars and two for diesel and steam. Relatively untouched by the earthquake in 1923, it was badly damaged by the bombings of World War II.Quickly rebuilt after the war it had until recently one floor less.

In 1964, it welcomed the Tokaido Shinkansen, in 1991 the Tohoku line, in 2015 the Hokuriku shinkansen  and in 2016 the Hokkaido Shinkansen.

The Marunouchi building was recently renovated with the reconstruction of the missing floor and the  two domes as originally.
The Yaesu side became a more modern architecture glass facade in front of which there is a large bus station.

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From £ 213
JR Kansai Pass From £ 17
JR Kyushu Pass From £ 110
JR Shikoku Pass From £ 65
JR West Pass From £ 140
JR Hokkaido Pass From £ 125
JR Central Pass From £ 103
JR East Pass From £ 194

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