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Old Shimbashi Station

Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 1-5-3 Higashishimbashi, Minato 105-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi
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Wonderful museum

Shimbashi Station is depicted in so many wood block prints, in itself merits to the area. The OSS pairs well with a stop At the Shimbashi Station Plaza to view the steam... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
warren D
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Shimbashi Station is depicted in so many wood block prints, in itself merits to the area. The OSS pairs well with a stop At the Shimbashi Station Plaza to view the steam locomotive and have a view ot the many local area places to eat and drink.

Thank warren D
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

It's small but it's free and its very interesting for those who have an interest in the development of railroad in Japan. The movie spot offers very well done Movies about different aspects of modern history of the station and the region as a whole - the movies are in Japanese but there is also an English option - and... More 

Thank Matan K
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

The building can be difficult to find but it is worth visiting and the railroad system has certainly changed around this area with the Yamanote Line and various high speed trains rattling by. The square in from the Shimbashi Station has an old train, amusingly right next to an open air smoking area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Tōkaidō Line, Japan's first long railway line connecting Tokyo and Kansai area such as Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, and started station was Shimbashi station, not Tokyo station which is the current starting station of Tokaido line. Here you will have some monuments remiding Japan's railway history though now surrounded by many skyscrapers.

Thank masaofc
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

When you look at the huge and chaotic Tokyo stations now, it's hard to imagine where it started, so this could be of interest. Hard to find but look for the buildings that appear in the photos. Unfortunately the building is not original and is mostly filled with a restaurant. There is a tiny exhibit downstairs about the original station... More 

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

The building is at the first train station in Tokyo, and the exterior of the building which was built in 1872 and still in their care until today. Here you can find various information related to this transport, especially the history and variety of collections that they show.

Thank Jack F
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

This evening finally I found this museum. It is not as big as other museums in Tokyo. They only have two floors exhibition room. However this place is very important. If you admire railway system in Japan you should take a look at its history. This Old Shimbashi Station is the first train station in Japan. In this building there... More 

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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