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Tokyo Station Overview/History

Tokyo Station Overview

Location
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Opening
December 20, 1914
Total site area(appox.)
182,000㎡
Average number of passengers per day(appox.)
418,000
Number of trains per day(appox.)
3,700
Number of Platforms
28 (6 platforms for Tokaido Shinkansen)

(updated on March 1, 2016)

Tokyo Station building

Tokyo Station History

1872
Shimbashi-Yokohama Line opens
1908
Central platform construction begins
1914
Tokyo Station opens
1915
Tokyo Station Hotel opens
1923
The Great Kanto Earthquake (almost no damage to Tokyo Station)
1929
Yaesu Gate opens
1945
Roof of Tokyo Station damaged during World War II
1947
Tokyo Station reconstructed as a two-story building
1964
Tokaido Shinkansen Line opens
1988
Tokyo Station Gallery opens
2003
Tokyo Station designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan
2007
Preservation and restoration of Marunouchi Station Building begins
2012
Preservation and restoration of Tokyo Station completed
2013
GRANROOF completed
2014
100th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Station
Steel framework completed in 1911
(from Commemorative Photo Album)
Station construction completed in 1914
(from Commemorative Photo Album)
After reconstruction
Tokaido Shinkansen begins operation in 1964

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