With its distinctive red brick facade, Tokyo Station is a landmark in its own right. It serves almost half a million passengers each day and is the main departure point for the shinkansen that arrive in and depart from the capital. It also boasts many restaurants and underground shopping streets, all of which can make navigating the many entrances and exits a little daunting for first-time visitors.

The red brick facade of Tokyo Station on the Marunouchi side. To the right you can see the glass screens of the Kitte rooftop garden which provides one of the best views of the station from above.

The surrounding area has undergone major re-development over the past decade or so, with many new glass and steel skyscrapers popping up and adding to the new sleek image of the area. Within walking distance you’ll find the financial district of Marunouchi to the east and the historical district of Nihombashi towards the north. Walk south and you’ll soon be in the main shopping and commercial neighbourhood of Ginza.

The tree-lined Nakadori Avenue stretches the length of Marunouchi and is closed to traffic from 11:00 to 15:00 on weekdays and from 11:00 to 17:00 on weekends.
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Tokyo Station, 1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005
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Key Attractions

Hibiya Park

Park opened to the public in 1903 which was once the palace grounds of a feudal lord before being converted to military training grounds during the late 19th century. The park contains two open-air concert area, sports facilities, restaurants, and a library.
Free

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

The museum focuses primarily on late 19th century Western art work—notably including 250 works of graphic art originally owned by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
10:00-18:00. Fridays: 10:00-21:00 (unless a public holiday). The museum is closed on Monday (unless that day is a national holiday).
Admission fee varies by exhibition

Oedo Antique Market

The Oedo Antique Market is arguably the most well-known in Tokyo. The market began in September 2003 to…
Typically 9:00-16:00 on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month

Wadakura Fountain Park

A small park to the east of the Imperial Palace opened in 1961 to commemorate the wedding of the Emperor and Empress, and refurbished in 1995 to celebrate the wedding of the Crown Prince and Princess.
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