Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station before the Second World War started.

Tokyo Terminal is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo,
near the imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. It is the main intercity
rail terminal in Tokyo, and is the Japanese largest and busiest station in terms of the number
of trains, totaling about 4,000 trains per day. It is the starting point and terminus for most
of Japan's Shinkansen high-speed rail lines, and is served by many local and regional commuter
lines of Japan Railways, as well as the Tokyo Metro network.

A restored Tokyo Station to its former building: This photography was taken in March 2013.
The station square has been completely renovated.

The Tokyo station square that is photographed in November 2019.

Tokyo Station platforms as of November 2019

(L) Building complex in front of Tokyo staion (R) Tokyo railway terminal station at night

(L) A souvenir snap photo of a child was taken in front of the high-speed Shinkansen on the platform of Tokyo Station.
(R) Passengers use an escalator to the platform of the commuter line, Chuo Main Line, at Tokyo Station.

Shinkansen trains at Tokyo Central Station

Tokyo Station to celebrate 100th anniversary

To commemorate the 1914 opening, there will be a series of festive events starting this month,
such as the Yamanote loop line running a train decorated in homage to the red-brick station building,
and a special exhibit tracing the 100 years of the operations at the gallery of Tokyo Station.

The original station building was partly destroyed by a fire in an air raid in May 1945, near the end
of World War II. The building, which was repaired after the war, has long been cherished as
the gateway to the capital of Japan.

As part of the redevelopment of the Marunouchi area near the station in recent years,
there was initially a plan to dismantle the red-brick station building and construct a high-rise.
However, because of the movement of people for preserving the red-brick structure gained momentum,
the plan was dropped. Instead, the Marunouchi facade of the station underwent renovation,
that lasted five and a half years. In October, 2012, it was restored to its original appearance
from 100 years ago.
Reference: Asia News Network, January 7, 2015

JR Shinkansen Tokyo Terminal
The difference between the JR-East and JR-Tokai

JR-East Japan Railway Company and JR-Tokai Japan Railway Company take a different approach
to smokers. JR-East provides a closed smoking booth on the platform. However, JR-Tokai allows
passengers to smoke on the open-air designated areas, which locates in the center of the
platform of Tokyo Station. This would represent the railway company's philosophy that JR-East
first thinks about the safety of passengers, in comparison to the JR-Tokai considers a smoker
is the main important people in the society, and we have to pay devoirs to smokers.

Air-flow dependent closed smoking booth at the JR-East side platform of Tokyo Station.
It located far from the center of Platform.

A guide plate of enclosed smoking room

(L) Fully-packed smoking booth with smokers was observed at Tokyo terminal platform.
Two more passengers are waiting in line for space inside, photographed in March 2012.
(R) JR-Tokai's no-smoking waiting room at the platform of Tokyo Station

The JR-Tokai provided an open-space smoking site at the center part on the platform of Tokyo Station, which is prohibited after
completion of the enclosed smoking room.
An open-air smoking area was closed, and a new smoking has opened at Shinkansen platform in 2013.
A new enclosed smoking room on the Shinkansen platform of Tokyo Termanal of JR Tokai

(L) A plateform information of Tokyo Station (R) Many commuter trains come and go at Tokyo Station

Tokyo railway terminal station

Smoking ban in a Japanese railway system

An underground smoking room on the basement of Tokyo Railway Terminal:
The room is very large. It may accommodate nearly 100 smokers.

Narita airport smoking rooms Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world
A few Japanese railway companies think the smoking car and/or smoking booth
Narita airport smoking rooms
JR's N700 superexpress train provides a smoking room.
Tobacco sales in Japan Kyushu Shinkansen provides a smoking room.
Tobacco sales in JapanJR-East
Narita airport smoking roomsJR-Tokai
All Shinkansen train stations between Tokyo and Osaka will have an enclosed smoking room.

Narita Airport-City Rail Service
No more 'smoking seat' ticket was sold at the Keisei Narita Airport Station after July 2010.

All non-smoking Tokyo-Aomori bullet train 'Hayabusa' debuted in March 2011.
Maximum speed is 320 kms/H, the same level of France's TGV, the world fastest train.

All non-smoking Tokyo-Akita bullet train 'Super-Komachi' debuted in March 2013.

Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal

Travel by Train
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 Rail Travel Ireland
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 Railways in Helsinki, Finland
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Amtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Washington DC Metro/Union Station
シカゴ鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000:Stockholm-Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Paris Metro-RER-Tram

韓国高速鉄道 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
タイ・バンコク鉄道 Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
韓国高速鉄道 Indian Railway
韓国高速鉄道 Dehli Metro
米国横断鉄道旅行 Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
台湾高速鉄道 Taiwan High-Speed Rail
台湾高速鉄道 China High-Speed Rail

シカゴ鉄道 Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 High-speed train in Spain 2010
マイアミ鉄道 Barcelona Railways
 Railway Travel in France 2011
 Railway Travel in Germany 2011
サンフランシスコ鉄道 High-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013

 Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 VIA train, Vancouver to Jasper
米国横断鉄道旅行 Amtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
サンフランシスコ鉄道 San Francisco: cable-car, tram and Bart
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Alaskan Railroad

 Moscow Metro
 Saint Petersburg Metro
 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Gold Coast Light-Rail
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 Brief Journey by Australian Rail

 Narita Airport-City Rail Service
 Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
 Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'

高速鉄道網建設 高速鉄道網建設高速鉄道網建設 高速鉄道網建設   Market Booms for new High-speed Trains
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

 A newly introduced luxury sleeper train prohibits smoking in the vehicle

english index tobacco control 日本語

執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken in 2006 - 2016,
and the Information was added in June 2019, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Special Note: 日本語表示

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 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
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 Stop merging war criminals and war victims at Yasukuni Shrine.
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