Enjoy the illumination of Tokyo Station
Big city Tokyo. Tokyo station is the gateway of this megacity. If you arrive at Tokyo Station at night, you may want to see the station lights up from the Marunouchi area. A brick station building stands in Tokyo at night along with the surrounding buildings.
Tokyo Station is the biggest station in Japan and also known for having the most platforms in Japan. There are 10 Shinkansen train platforms. In addition to the Tokaido Shinkansen and Tohoku Shinkansen, the Joetsu Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen will also be available at the Station. In addition, there are 18 conventional lines and the Marunouchi line for the subway.
It is the terminal station of the Shinkansen for those who come to Tokyo from rural areas, and many travelers from overseas will head for Tokyo Station from Narita International airport. The station building, which opened in 1914, is a European-style brick building.
It is said that the station was designed with reference to Amsterdam central station and London’s terminals, but it is not certain. However, lots of Japanese architects studied European architecture at the beginning of the 20th century, so obviously it is a European style of building.
The night view of the buildings is beautiful. From Marunouchi, you can see the coexistence of old-fashioned station buildings and buildings. The illuminated station building is very beautiful.
Photo and Writing by Hasegawa, Koichi