Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu Peninsula and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo.
Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan’s political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few decades later, Edo had grown into one of the world’s most populous cities. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo “Eastern Capital”. Large parts of Tokyo were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.
Today, Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. At the other end of the Yamanote loop line from Shinjuku, the city’s history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusaand in many excellent museums, historic temples, ancient castles and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo and it’s surroundings also offers a variety of attractive green spaces in the city center and within relatively short train rides at its outskirts.

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station in central Tokyo is the travel gateway of Shinkansen bullet trains bound for several areas of Japan and is one of the busiest terminal stations in Japan. Tokyo Station, however, is not only a transportation facility but also a cultural property with long history and many stories.
Tokyo Station
The restored symbol of the Metropolitan City
Marunouchi station building, the original building of Tokyo Station, is now especially popular, as it’s been renovated to the classic outlook of 100 years ago and reopened in October, 2012. You will be passing by Tokyo Station at least once during your time in Japan.
Take the time, stop by and feel this attractive architecture.
Tokyo Station
Magnificent architecture witnessing the history in the center of Tokyo
Tokyo Station opened in 1914. Marunouchi station building is in Marunouchi area, which is now a major business area of Tokyo. Back then, it’s difficult to believe that all these was just an open field. This area was selected to be the place of the Tokyo Station as it is right in front of the Imperial Palace.
Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station Interior
A straight wide road connects the Imperial Palace to the entrance of the station. The station building has been regarded not just as a transportation facility but as an important symbolic national architecture.Thus, Tokyo Station is the starting point of Japan’s railway network as well as the symbol of Tokyo metropolitan city representing Japan’s modernization.Tokyo Station was designed by Kingo Tatsuno, the authority of Japanese architects at that time who also has designed famous buildings like the Bank of Japan’s headquarter office.
Then; Marunouchi station building, the building consisted of several constructions combined side by side and was in the European Renaissance design. It was designed with the theme of a three-storied renaissance architecture. Now known as Tokyo Station, it still stands majestically with three large domes in the north, south and center.

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