Exploring the Labyrinth that is Tokyo Station

Japan Railway Journal

28m 00s
Broadcast on December 1, 2022 Available until December 1, 2025

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Japan's railway system. Tokyo Station - the heart of the network is a hub station that provides access to various destinations. Tokyo Station is the first station for all Japanese railways, including Tokaido, Chuo, Sobu and Tohoku lines and Shinkansen. The red-brick Marunouchi station building, restored to its original appearance in 2012, includes a hotel and an art museum. The station is also home to a huge commercial complex where visitors can purchase ekiben and Tokyo souvenirs and enjoy delicious food. However, the vast Tokyo Station is a "labyrinth" for first-time visitors. See the history of Tokyo Station and how it evolves as a symbol of the capital city.

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