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 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.