#03 東京駅で日本を再発見!〜歴史・見どころ・旅ガイド〜

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Let’s talk about “Tokyo Station.”

Do you know where Tokyo Station is?


Tokyo Station is located in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Metropolitan.  It is very near to the Imperial Palace.  Get off a train, and head to the Marunouchi exit for west, where you’ll find yourself just a stone’s throw from the Imperial Palace.  Tokyo Station was heavily damaged during World War II.  It was finally restored to its prewar form in 2012.


Now let me introduce you Tokyo Station.


#3 東京駅(Tokyo Station)の歴史・見どころ・旅ガイド

About Tokyo Station|東京駅とは

Tokyo Station is located in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Metropolitan.  It serves as central rail terminus.  The station buildings consist of the Marunouchi Wing and Yaesu Wing.


The Marunouchi Wing was severely damaged by bombing during World War II.  Now three stories in height, its broad frontage is punctuated at either end by low octagonal towers.  The building faces the Imperial Palace, and in the prewar period its central entrance was reserved for the use of the imperial family.


Despite the postwar alterations, the Marunouchi Wing is still highly regarded as an example of the Western-inspired architecture of the Meiji and Taisho period.


History of Tokyo Station|東京駅の歴史とは

The Marunouchi Wing, which is a historical landmark, was completed in 1914, and the modern Yaesu Wing was completed in 1968.  The Yaesu Wing was designed in the functional steel-and-glass block style of that period.


The Marunouchi Wing was designed by Tatsuno Kingo, who studied architecture at the University of London.  The red-brick structure with a steel frame and earthquake-resistant measures, survived the Kanto Great Earthquake of 1923, but during World War II it lost its third floor and two domes.


After the war, the building was temporarily refurbished, and it was finally restored its prewar form in 2012.


Point 1|The Safety of Tokyo Station-東京駅の安全性-

Tokyo Station boasts state-of-the-art seismic isolation devices in place of the pinewood piles driven into the ground that provided anti-earthquake support for the original building.  New devices installed underground consist of 350 laminated-rubber isolaters that convert earthquake vibrations to lateral movement, and 160 oil dampers that absorb and weaken the vibrations.


Point 2|The revenue of Tokyo Station-東京駅の収入-

The number of transmitting passengers at Tokyo Station is about 1 million a day.  This number is less than that of Shinuku and Ikebukuro, which handles more than 3 million passengers.


The station revenue is, however, the highest in Japan, due to several  Shinkansen bullet train lines that use the station.


Point 3|Tokyo Station, Now-現在の東京駅とは-

Tokyo Station is one of the the city’s key transport hubs, connecting the country through bullet trains that run to Hakodate in the far north and to Fukuoka in the far west.  It also offers great access to both Narita Airport and Haneda Airport, and lies only 15 minutes from Tokyo’s major transit hub to the west, Shinjuku.


Tokyo Station also contains a wealth of shopping and eating opportunities.  The station is crammed with shopping areas both inside and outside the ticket gates.   It is truly a place to shop, and you don’t have to walk far to carry it back on a train.


GRANSTA is full of edible goodies, souvenirs and even fashion items.  Yaesu Chikagai is an underground mall of 180 outlets.  Daimaru Tokyo branch is one of the biggest in central Tokyo.


Must of Tokyo Station|東京駅で有名なスポットとは

Sinkannsen Bullet Train, nine lines in different directions.

Shinkansen bullet trains are the fastest way to discover Japan.  The Japan Rail (JR) network is extensive and the trains reach a top speed of 320 km/h (199mp/h).  This allows you to get to wherever you need in little time.


The nine Shinkansen lines take you in different directions around Japan. From Tokyo to the west runs the Tokaido Shinkansen line, connecting the capital with Osaka. The Sanyo Shinkansen line connects Osaka with Fukuoka and, from there, the Kyushu Shinkansen line runs through the island of Kyushu from north to south.


The other six lines either take you north or inland from Tokyo. These are the Akita, Hokkaido, Hokuriku, Joetsu, Tohoku, and Yamagata Shinkansen lines. The Hokkaido line takes you the furthest north, all the way to Hokkaido island.


On the Tokaido Shinkansen line alone, trains leave Tokyo Station an average of every 3-6 minutes, with a total of 368 trains a day carrying about 460,000 passengers.


Tokyo Station:Information|東京駅の基本情報
名称 東京駅
住所 東京都千代田区丸の内1丁目
アクセス 最寄駅「JR東京駅」
バス停 「東京駅丸の内北口バスのりば」
駐車場 駐車場なし
駐車料金 平日 -円
土日 -円
祝日 -円
サービス 駐車サービスなし
登録日 2020年3月18日
更新日 2020年5月1日



get off 下車する
head for … ~へ向かう
be damaged 被害を受ける
restore 復元する
bombing 爆撃
three stories 3階建ての
octagonal 八角形の
imperial family 皇室
despite … ~にもかかわらず
architecture 建築物、建築学
earthquake resistant 耐震の
temporarily 一時的に
refurbish 改修する
prewar 戦前の
seismic isolation devices 免震装置
pinewood piles 松の杭
convert 変える
vibration 振動
absorb 吸収する
revenue 収入


you’ll find yourself just a stone’s throw from … ~は目と鼻の先
serve as central rail terminus 発着駅として中心的な役割を果たす
piles driven into the ground 地下に垂直に打ち込まれた
devices installed underground 地下に設置されている
this number is less than that of … この数は~の数よりも少ない

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