Past Meets Modernity: Tokyo Station
By Takane Shoji
A romantic hotel, business area, and busy train station
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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1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo (Directions)
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