By Takane Shoji
Tokyo Station is a big terminal station for the Shinkansen (bullet train), some going north towards Tohoku, Yamagata and Akita, Nagano and Niigata. And some go to Hiroshima and Kyushu via Kyoto and Osaka to the west. The station opened in 1914, but was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, and then lost its roof and domes during WWII. In 2012 the original station building, including a hotel, was reconstructed here in the Marunouchi business district. It has now become a symbol of Tokyo. One million busy people (and one million stories) pass by and through this beautiful, dreamy station every day.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。