Tokyo Central Railway Station

Tokyo Central Railway Station

Tokyo Central Railway Station
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Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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  • Sivan M
    Dallas, Texas494 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Station with lots of Shops
    This station pretty much has it all as it’s the hub of Tokoyo. There are a lot of food places nearby alongside souvenir shops. I recommend reservation your passes early and picking them up at the appropriate area since you will most likely wait 1-2 hours in line. If you’re confused always ask!!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 April 2023
  • MDKbrisbane
    Brisbane, Australia458 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful building
    beautiful building from the outside and alot of people were getting their photo taken outside. the main entrance is worth a look also. very busy, but easy to get round. lots of shops and restaurants and you could spend alot of hours looking at all the wonderful and weird shops they have there. not far away is a tourist bus service and lots of places to eat.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,491 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The outside is an architectural delight!
    The architecture of the outside building is stunning. Like stepping back in time. Ancient but also modern. Well looked after. Inside it is just the normal train station with shops, eateries, commuters and more. Big station and not that easy to navigate. Just follow the signs.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Gamine1949
    Gujan-Mestras, France934 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit of a maze where you must know ahead of time which direction you are headed into.
    A wonderful building but the many levels and directions can turn anyone around. The Japan Railway staff relies heavily on a translation app. There is hardly any service in spoken English. One can always find decent food in the many little restaurants in all the galeries.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 11 June 2023
  • fwaffarn
    Dana Point, California68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Tokyo Landmark
    Spending a free morning in Tokyo, I came across this imposing facade facing a broad busy intersection. Walking it was more than an entrance to a train station but a well laid out multi level shopping arcade and eateries. It was extremely clean and well laid out. A great spot to rest and refresh oneself. Notable high end shops in the vicinity including a great Apple Store.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Sean V
    Hong Kong, China119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be mentally prepared, a city within a city...
    Large, huge, massive, state of the art, old, historical....all are apt to describe this monstrous station. It is never ending and you could spend an entire day in Tokyo Station and still not see everything. In a very ritzy area close to The Imperial Palace. The size is simply mind boggling!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Bobbie W
    Warwick, Rhode Island1,387 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy, busy place!
    Thank goodness for the information booths or we’d be list. So many people going in so many directions. Once we figured out the system it was much easier getting around. Also around the station are many stores and places to get food.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • SagaloutsTour
    Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom1,156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not as old as it looks
    A lovely reproduced old building, but only about 5-8 years old. Underneath a fantastic maze of tourist shops and restaurants. Very busy, as you would expect at the main railway station in Tokyo. Nice to explore look, buy and eat.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • #the_vacationist
    Minneapolis, Minnesota667 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tokyo Main Train Station
    Oof, where to start? This place is large, sprawling with all kinds of nooks and crannies, though maps in multiple languages and “you are here” are plentiful. The train line numbering is the clue to both getting on the ‘correct’ train, hopefully in the right direction, as well as how to find the “correct” exit. That’s the key to this station if it is a destination end point: the exit. Use the train line numbers to locate yourself & find where you want to leave to get into downtown Tokyo. Enjoy!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Tarun B
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once in a lifetime experience
    The station was massive. We always fumbled to find our way.,, of course, Japanese people are so friendly and helpful. The hotel we got (Sept28-Oct2,23) was in Marunouchi, the main business district of Tokyo. It was a memorable stay for many reasons. The huge windows, inter alia, offered almost 180d view of approaching and departing Shinkansen or bullet train. I loved it. The evening view of huge multi-storey buildings all around was mesmerising. Hotel Lobby has a mini Tokyo live model with running Bullet trains, other trains and landmark building ..Self check out also impressed me.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
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Travelove58
11,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is "not" a train station but a super humongous Underground City. Huge bumper crowds all day long ( worse during peak hours), lots & lots of retail & dining shops. For a first timer using this super station, it can be an overwhelming experience. It is not easy to navigate the many exits points to where you want to go to or even find any restaurants or shops in here. Depending on which platform you arrive at, may need to walk very far & search very long for your right exit, as the signs are "intermittent" types meaning it shows only part by part of the Station as you progress. Often we have to use Google Maps to find where our exit is or even the restaurants there. But this being the main station, you can go to anywhere in Japan. Whether by Shinkansen, Express train or normal trains. Compared to Shinjuku station, this station is newer, nicer, more modern & much bigger. Stay at Tokyo Station area if you intend to do lots of Shinkansen travelling. Stay in Shinjuku station area if you mainly want to explore outskirt towns & attractions of/within Tokyo. Day tours meeting point are always located at Shinjuku.
Written 17 March 2024
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bcheong
Shanghai, China26,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A huge train station with a 100 year history. Serving JR, Metro and Shinkansen lines, we took the Shinkansen to Odawara, Lake Ashi. Like a city in itself, lots of shopping malls, restaurants around it
Written 10 February 2024
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tazzzella
Phoenix30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Went to Tokyo wanted to experience bullet train. OMG it is a must. I purchased two reserved tickets and had them mailed to our hotel. They were at our hotel on arrival. Even though i bought tickets ahead it took us 1 hour to find train platform. Also, when we got back, we went to basement where they have the most anime stores and small restaurants. We stayed at the Imperial hotel 30 min walk Tokyo station. The train ride was so smooth going 200 miles an hour.
Written 25 November 2023
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Tarun B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The station was massive. We always fumbled to find our way.,, of course, Japanese people are so friendly and helpful.

The hotel we got (Sept28-Oct2,23) was in Marunouchi, the main business district of Tokyo. It was a memorable stay for many reasons.

The huge windows, inter alia, offered almost 180d view of approaching and departing Shinkansen or bullet train. I loved it.
The evening view of huge multi-storey buildings all around was mesmerising.

Hotel Lobby has a mini Tokyo live model with running Bullet trains, other trains and landmark building ..Self check out also impressed me.
Written 19 November 2023
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#the_vacationist
Minneapolis, MN667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Oof, where to start? This place is large, sprawling with all kinds of nooks and crannies, though maps in multiple languages and “you are here” are plentiful. The train line numbering is the clue to both getting on the ‘correct’ train, hopefully in the right direction, as well as how to find the “correct” exit. That’s the key to this station if it is a destination end point: the exit. Use the train line numbers to locate yourself & find where you want to leave to get into downtown Tokyo. Enjoy!
Written 27 October 2023
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SagaloutsTour
Gerrards Cross, UK1,156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A lovely reproduced old building, but only about 5-8 years old. Underneath a fantastic maze of tourist shops and restaurants. Very busy, as you would expect at the main railway station in Tokyo.
Nice to explore look, buy and eat.
Written 18 October 2023
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Bobbie W
Warwick, RI1,387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Thank goodness for the information booths or we’d be list. So many people going in so many directions. Once we figured out the system it was much easier getting around. Also around the station are many stores and places to get food.
Written 14 October 2023
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan1,531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This place is huge.

The bullet train (Shinkansen) primary stop for Tokyo. Many of the local lines connect here.

The long distance bus terminal is located in the front.

It is very easy to get lost. If you need assistance, just ask any of the staff.

It is super clean. Many fast food restaurants and gift shops. Clean bathrooms.
Written 11 October 2023
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sinneli
Frankfurt, Germany335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Perfect Organisation, good service, we used high speed train, gran class and would definitely recommend as a good experience to travel in Japan
Written 24 September 2023
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Sean V
Hong Kong, China119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Large, huge, massive, state of the art, old, historical....all are apt to describe this monstrous station. It is never ending and you could spend an entire day in Tokyo Station and still not see everything. In a very ritzy area close to The Imperial Palace. The size is simply mind boggling!
Written 23 September 2023
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