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Tokyo Central Railway Station

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Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005 , Tokyo Prefecture
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This place seemed to go on for ever! What didn't help was the taxi driver dropped us at the wrong entrance for the Narita Airport Express. We were quite confused to begin with as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place seemed to go on for ever! What didn't help was the taxi driver dropped us at the wrong entrance for the Narita Airport Express. We were quite confused to begin with as we could see no signs for the airport. We walked for around 15 minutes (dragging heavy cases) before we located a booking office where we bought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Massive station interesting architecture and yes its a train station. Tried to catch the express to Narita airport during rush hour - not easy and it was a long walk from where we were dropped off do give yourselves plenty of time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

New York City has it's Central Station. Tokyo has its Tokyo Central Railway Station. The most complex and yet the most efficient train station (in the world I believe) is this rail station that is manned by simply around 20 people, you can't beat their efficiency on on time arrival and departure. Added to that is the fact that within... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Typical of these small cities called stations. Huge and totally confusing. Unless your taxi driver drops you off at the very line you intend to use, you will never find your way. I entered this station from a subway line and so I did not see any of its architecture. I was too busy looking around to find my way,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The dome of Tokyo station is worth seeing; very beautifully decorated, you can see the panels of Japanese animal calendar among each pillar. The red brick building itself is built with classical style, you can take some pictures both inside and outside of the station. Very busy place, but very lovely place, too.

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Fussa, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very nice station with trains that connect to just about everywhere. They have plenty of stores both inside & around the area with a hotel attached to the station. The architecture is also very nice, you can see people just stopping in to take pictures of the ceiling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited the station both as a user, and as an observer (at different times). As a user, I found it maddening. As an observer, fascinating. A world onto its own, full of little surprises, with so much energy in motion. The frequency of trains in and out of this station is like nowhere else I have seen in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tokyo Station is far more than a railway and metro hub. Its underground levels contain dozens of stores and eateries. It's a massive place, and it's helpful to use one of the maps with information in English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First and foremost, for anyone that is looking for different flavors of Kitkats I found a small shop in the station the best place for overall variety. The shopping is nice for browsing and souvenirs (the wife bought some hanging scrolls and such) and it has much more of a mall feel than train station feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you have a day just go to Tokyo station and get lost. This is a massive underground labyrinth. There are plenty of maps in English and if you just ask for help, people are so friendly. There are many amazing shops and great food. I highly suggest in B2 ramen row, so amazing!

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