The red brick-made Marunouchi Station building, which was built in 1914 and feels its history and style, reigned as a symbol of Tokyo Station. However, in 1945, it was partially destroyed by the Tokyo air raid.
Temporary restoration and first aid were given, but many people asked for the preservation of the red brick station building by the “Citizens’ Association that loves Tokyo Station with red brick”. The red brick station building was restored to its original shape.
In 2003, it was designated as a nationally designated important cultural property, and in 2012, all previous restorations were completed and the previous appearance of Tokyo Station, which was destroyed by the war, was reproduced.
At the same time as the restoration work, the Tokyo Station Hotel and Tokyo Station Gallery opened with the Marunouchi Station building, and it is a tourist attraction as a new symbol of Tokyo Station, and it has an emotional scenery and presence that makes you feel the history. .
Gyoko Street is a wide road that runs straight from the Wadakura-mon Gate of the Imperial Palace to the Marunouchi Exit in front of Tokyo Station. In order to recover from the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1926, it was built so that it could go straight from the Imperial Palace to Tokyo Station. In the first place, only foreign ambassadors were allowed to pass, and other people could not enter.
Since 2010, anyone can pass, and it is popular as a photography spot where you can see the Tokyo Station building in front of the Imperial Palace. In autumn, the rows of ginkgo trees are beautiful, and the contrast between the yellow leaves and the red station can be seen in the picture.
Tokyo station which was born in the advice that “make amazing stations that the world is astonished”, has been staring at the turbulent Japan while welcoming many people every day. Why don’t you visit Tokyo Station which regained its beauty at the time of its establishment.
Today, there are many tourists who come to see “Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekisha” (Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station), and it is a spot full of highlights. At the Tokyo station, restoration of the third floor which was destroyed by the war damage, measures against earthquake isolation in the underground, etc. were carried out in the large-scale construction before the 100th anniversary. It is designed by Kingo TATSUNO, who was the leading architect in Japan, and is an important cultural property shaped like a wing spreading over 335 meters north and south.
Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekisha, which opened in 1914, has undergone repeated restoration work for about 100 years thereafter. As a result, it changed from the original building, so in 2007, the large-scale project has been started to restore it to the original station building. In 2012, all the restoration work has been completed, the original building materials are reused as much as possible, and Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekisha has been reborn.
The Japanese doorway, Tokyo Station. The Construction started on March 1908, completed on December 1914. The Marunouchi station building developed with a business area on behalf of Japan as the central station born in the capital city of Tokyo in charge of modernization of Japan, while looking at a scene of the many history.
In 2012, the Marunouchi station building which was a country designation important cultural property was restored in a figure at the time of the foundation.
It is Tokyo station hotel and Tokyo station gallery to open again with this station building. Tokyo station hotel is the one and only hotel in the important cultural property of the country, and refined space based on European classical taste in harmony with splendid appearance of the Marunouchi station building.
This station building having taste of “Meiji, Taisho era” is in the downtown area, but it is quiet, and calm, and there is a mysterious place where time passed very slowly whenever you come.
The charm of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekisha is a figure in which the red brick is beautiful after all. The historic value is splendid, too, but it seems that the beauty of appearance looks at a work of art. It is good to see it nearby, but it is more beautifully when you see perspective from the slightly away place. Since there are many places which you can clearly see it from neighboring Maru’s building group, etc., so it is recommended to see from there.
|Name:||Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekisha (Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station)|
|Adresse:||1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan|
|Access:||JR Tokaido-sen line "Tokyo Station”|
|Tel:||(+81) 50-2016-1603 (JR EAST InfoLine)|