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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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There was some construction works just outside during my visit. You can walk to this place from the Imperial Palace. Beautiful architecture with a european flair. Check out the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building is a copy of the Amsterdam train station. Why ? We dont know. Europeen influence maybe. If you are traveling, don't be afraid. It is a very busy place, especially during rush hours. Arrive in advance so you can take your time finding the train your looking for. A very nice experience of the japanese lifestyle. Try it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At some point in your travels to Tokyo, if you plan on visiting a city outside the capital of Japan, you will venture to this station perhaps. During that time you will see the frantically hurrying people of Tokyo and the line of shops and cafes that you can browse for quite some time if you desired to do so.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was some construction works just outside during my visit. You can walk to this place from the Imperial Palace. Beautiful architecture with a european flair. Check out the ceilings from inside, really nice. Plenty of eateries inside the buidling (ramen street), good for a quick lunch. The place can be a little overwhelming & we had some difficulties finding... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest, this is only a JR station. You got to admit this historic building do leave a very good impression. It is designed differently with other city JR station. Good for photo session!

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When visiting Tokyo 2 weeks ago we actually saw a unique building in the city. The Tokyo Central Railway Station was a beautiful old style historic building that made us feel like we were back in the United States. Mostly all of downtown Tokyo's buildings and architecture are made of Modern style and slick looking buildings, with hardly any color.... More 

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Aarschot, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Work is in progress in front of this station, but the building looks stunning from the outside, as well as inside.. just pop in and have a look at the cupola (i.e. when exchanging your Japan Rail voucher for your actual rail pass @JR office)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently stayed in a hotel above Tokyo station and consequently used the station's facilities frequently. All up the restaurants I visited in Daimaru (12th floor) and Ramen street were good quality and the food stores, especially in Daimaru, were very convenient and food quality was high. The only issue that I had was familiarising myself with the layout quickly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside architecture is beautiful, a colonial like building. But it only acts as a face, because Inside, all are modern architecture, without any trace of the colonial architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was fascinated by this mini metropolis and could have prowled around here for days. Millions of people still seem to move smoothly. Great food too! A wonderful place to explore in the rain. An incredible history, too, a blend of heritage architecture and futuristic technology.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect order in spite of the crowds. Very impressive public toilets , absolutely clean and with sophiticated japanese inventions! I was there to take the bullet train to Kyoto ( perfect trip, with passing view of Mont Fusiyama). We bought pento boxes for lunch, that were wraped as deluxe presents.

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