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.
(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
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
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
JE-East vs. JR-Tokai
JR-East Japan Railway Company and JR-Tokai Japan Railway Company take a
to smokers. JR-East provides a closed smoking booth on the platform. However,
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
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
Air-flow dependent closed smoking booth at the JR-East side platform of
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
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 provides an open-space smoking site at the center part on
the platform of Tokyo Station.
An open-air smoking area was closed, and a new smoking room will be opened
at the 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.
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world
A few Japanese railway companies think the smoking car and/or smoking booth
in a train are the superb service to train passengers. Do you agree to
JR Shinkansen Tokyo Station
A smoking-restriction policy is different between two JR railway companies.
JR's N700 superexpress train provides a smoking room.
Kyushu Shinkansen provides a smoking room.
All Shinkansen train stations between Tokyo and Osaka will have an enclosed
Narita Airport-City Rail Service
No more 'smoking seat' ticket was sold at the Keisei Narita Airport Stationafter
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
All non-smoking Tokyo-Akita bullet train 'Super-Komachi' debuted in March 2013.
Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal
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This article was written and photography was taken in February 2008, and
last revised in March 2013,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Information about Tokyo Station to celebrate 100th anniversary was added
in January 2015.