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“Vast, Fast & a huge Cast...”

Tokyo Central Railway Station
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“Vast, Fast & a huge Cast...”
Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Ample signage makes this station manageable, and that's important considering the number if commuters that pass through this station. Various wall maps exist to help with navigation, but major tip is log into Hyperdia.com and plan ahead which train you need to get from A to B. There is an app but it's only free for a short period of time, then it's pay for use.
So you might be wondering why I used the subject header above? Well it is vast, that's obvious, fast because people are moving everywhere and you better be fast on your feet to avoid being trampled, and the cast is for the array of cafés, restaurants and shopping (lots to choose from). Enjoy!

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East Orange, New Jersey
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A bit confusng to navigate”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Took the Narita Express from the Airport and to Tokyo Station. It was a bit confusing to navigate for someone who does not speak the native language. Some of the folks are helpful if they speak English and realize that you are lost. The station and trains were clean and comfortable.

Visited February 2014
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126 reviews
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“Go just to see the biz”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Glad we and a guide to navigate us to the right train. Glad we saw the station. Might be hard if you wherein your own to find the right train platform but people are friendly and helpful.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth it if you are passing through”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I would not go there just to visit the station itself. I recommend to visit there only if it is on your way to a destination. The staff knows English and they are helpful in giving you directions. There are a few places to eat but they are pricey for the portions they give you. There was a sign for free wifi but it didn't really work for me. Overall, it's a good place to go if it is on your way to your destination.

Visited January 2014
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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“Call in here on day 1”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I'd just like to thank the staff of the JR East Travel Service Centre, just inside the main (north) entrance of Marunouchi Tokyo Station. I think in 40 years of international travel that I've ever met a more helpful team of people. Nothing was too much trouble, and for every question I had about travel in Tokyo or Japan, they would make sure that I got the right specialist in that area to get the exact answer. Lots of free maps, guides, timetables, all available in English (I didn't enquire about other languages though).

There are probably many equally helpful travel info offices all over Tokyo, but if you're stuck for one, make your way here. Many of the metro (and other) lines have linked walkways to Tokyo Stn / Marunouchi. And of course, the bullet train goes from here. Get an E5 (Hayabusa) train going north, if you want to experience the full 200mph / 320kph speeds.

Plenty of eating and shopping options in and around the station, too.

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