Tokyo Station

  • 394 135 (JR East)
  • 140 486 (Tokyo Metro)
  • 092 000 (JR Tōkai )
  • Tōkaidō Shinkansen
  • Tōhoku Shinkansen Akita Shinkansen
  • Yamagata Shinkansen


The Tokyo Station (东京 駅Japanese, Tōkyō -eki ) is the Tokyo Station and the starting point of almost all Shinkansen lines. The largest and busiest station in Tokyo, however, the Shinjuku station. In 2006, a daily average of 382 242 persons took advantage of the lines of JR East, about 92,000 lines of JR Tōkai 140 486 and the Metro at this station.

The Tokyo Station is located in Chiyoda Ward in the Marunouchi business district, close to the Imperial Palace, and just north of the Ginza district.

Here cross next to the Shinkansen lines numerous S-Bahn and regional trains and a subway line, the Marunouchi Line. Unusual for a major Japanese train station is the absence of private railway lines. However, this already engaged in the outskirts. About an underground passages of the station is also connected to the nearby Tube station Otemachi. Here trains to the Tozai, Chiyoda, Ginza, Marunouchi and Mita lines.


The main station area consists of ten located on a viaduct platforms that run in a north -south direction. The main entrance is at the Imperial Palace, facing west side of the station and is adapted from the Amsterdam Central Station. The Shinkansen platforms are located on the east, facing the city side ( Yaesu -guchi ) of the station. The entire structure is under crossed by a predominantly east-west aligned concourse, connected on all sides with another tunnel complexes. On the Yaesu side of a department store with the whole complex is connected.

Outside of the main structure, the tunnel railway stations are each of sobu / Yokosuka - lines and the Keiyo Line. The former is located west of the main building, while the train station of the Keiyo Line is located south at a considerable distance.

The station is equipped with disabled toilets. The platforms are accessible via lifts with wheelchair.


The Tokyo Station was opened in 1914 after the completion of a railway connection between the old Tōkaidō Line Shimbashi Station and situated in the north of Ueno Station. Simultaneously, the other terminal stations were connected to each other according to the model of the Berlin ring road.

A large part of the station was destroyed in the Second World War, which also includes the two magnificent domes fell victim. In December 2012, an elaborate restoration of the state was completed by 1914, with which not only the domes were restored, but the interior facades under the domes. In the 1960s, the railway station to the east was expanded for the new Tōkaidō Shinkansen line. In order to create space for the North Shinkansen lines, the platform of the Chuo line was set on stilts in the 1990s. 2012, the station was subsequently made ​​earthquake-proof to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale