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Tokyo Station: The Best Spots For Chills and Views

At some point in your Japan journey you will find yourself at Tokyo Station, and probably in need of a break. Read on for the best spots to chill and take in the views of this Tokyo icon, epitomized in the classic Marunouchi Building.

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I love Tokyo Station. This is the epicenter of transportation for not just the city, but to connect to all parts of the country. However, it can be a daunting place and easy to get lost.

At some point in your Japan journey you will find yourself at Tokyo Station, and probably in need of a break. Read on for the best spots to chill and take in the views of this Tokyo icon, epitomized in the classic Marunouchi Building. 

The Marunouchi Building, a Historic Icon of the City

Built in 1914, the red brick facade of the Marunouchi building bridges the gap of East and West, old and new. This elegant, European-style building is situated amidst both towering glass skyscrapers and the more traditional Imperial Palace. 

The iconic red brick facade of Tokyo Station.

The building was bombed heavily, but restored over the years and designated an important cultural property of Japan in 2012.

To really enjoy the architecture of the historic Tokyo Station building from the inside, be sure to exit through either the Marunouchi North or South exits. These ticket gates open out into the North and South domes of the building.

Look up to see the beautiful restored plaster reliefs with sculptures of the animals of the Chinese zodiac. 

(You can read the rest of the article at this link. This article was first published by Team JJ on October 29, 2021. Check here for deeper and unique insights into visiting Japan, including wellness, travel, cuisine and more. Find us on Instagram and on Facebook.)

Author: Team JJ

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