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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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You'll need a rail ticket to access the stores/cafes

You'll need a rail ticket to access the amenities of this beautiful station. We had a rail pass which allowed us to go inside. The beautiful exterior architecture isn't reflected... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Toky Central is big but yet easy and efficient! The ticket office/offices are located at the northern entrance and there they speak english and are very helpful and accomodating. The station is nowadays well equipped with signposts in english which makes finding your way to your train is quite easy. The Japanese system with reservations for Shinkanzen makes the check... More 

Thank Tommy5901
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When visiting Tokyo try to purchase a one day pass for JR Lines which will cost you 750Yen. This way you can tour around the whole Tokyo. Just go down to Tokyo Station and make sure you have a camera in order for you to take a snap. Tokyo station is beautiful to see most specially at night.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll need a rail ticket to access the amenities of this beautiful station. We had a rail pass which allowed us to go inside. The beautiful exterior architecture isn't reflected inside the building beyond the main atrium. Otherwise, the station is filled with cafes, stores and restaurants as a major transit hub of the city.

Thank loveDCA
Perth West Aust
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are staying at the nearby Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Marunouchi (great hotel by the way). As the hotel is directly next to this massive train station, we use it several times per day to get around Tokyo. This station is clean, safe, efficient, and the staff are very helpful, courteous and competent. There are many food and other retail outlets... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big fan of this city. The station has a unique mix of history and modernism. could be super busy during peak time but definitely worth the visit

Thank Ronyra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tokyo station is a mad house of activity surrounded by a huge range of shops, bars and restaurants. You could spend a day here looking around and still not see everything, well worth a visit with Diamaru accessible from the station as well!

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very efficient facility but could be overwhelming with the complexity and size of the place if one isn't used to very big cities. I found my way around easily but I'd suggest allowing enough time to move about due to the enormity of this station.

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sao paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice location for shopping eating ou hanging out! The space holds almost all subway lines thus the building itself is worth of a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located within Chiyoda, the Tokyo Central Railway Station is - as is the case of most of Tokyo if not Japan, a clean, efficient and well appointed station with several quality shops and food & beverage outlets (including a convenient Starbucks). We took the Shinkansen fast trains to Kyoto from there. Despite being a major railway station in highly... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to spend time there because we took train to different cities, but it was a huge maze inside, you can find stores which sell all kind of carton characters and other goodies and also there are several restaurants inside as well. It connects to subway, so you don't need to go outside to find local subway, but it... More 

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