Tokyo Station is a treasure house of expedition spots with a history of over 100 years. Its best feature is the construction of the station building. When you look up after going out of the north exit or south exit of Marunouchi Line, you can see a beautiful dome spreading above your head. It also has various spots to see such as stained glass at the entrance of Keiyo Line, Nakama-no-Zo (Statue of Friends), Gin-no-Suzu Square (Silver Bell Square), and the Dorin Square (Driving Wheel Square). The exhibitions at the red-brick museum "Tokyo Station Gallery" are also recommended.
The Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building
"Tokyo Character Street" is where the official shops of popular characters and TV stations line up. You must check rare items which can be only bought at Tokyo Station. Get the Pokemon goods with the station master motif that are unique to the Pokemon store of Tokyo Station.
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Tokyo Character Street
"Tokyo Ramen Street" is the street where popular ramen restaurants in Tokyo have gathered with the concept of "the restaurant that you want to visit first in Tokyo". Eight shops line up, offering a wide variety of ramen including shoyu ramen, tsukemen, tonkotsu ramen, tanmen, etc. At every restaurant, you must wait in a line to eat ramen. The right time to go is evening, avoiding lunch and dinner times.
Tokyo Ramen Street
"Marunouchi Street Gallery" began in Marunouchi Nakadori in 1972, displaying art works. The works of the representative artists in Japan, Yayoi Kusama and Atsuhiko Misawative, and the works of the modern instrument image sculptor Emilio Greco of Italy are on display at Nakadori and Ichigokan Square (Supervised by Open-Air Arts Foundation).
Marunouchi Street Galley
Wadakura Fountain Park was made in commemoration of the marriage of the Emperor and Empress in 1961. There is a large fountain that blows up to 8 meters high as well as a waterway, bridge, and a water monument. When it is lit up, the atmosphere becomes beautiful and magical. The light up is from sunset to 20:00 (21:00 in summer).
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"Sky Bus Tokyo" is sightseeing from a double-decker bus. Buy a ticket at the ticket counter in the Mitsubishi building and get on the bus. The popular course is a tour of the Imperial Palace, Ginza and Marunouchi, which takes about 50 minutes. If you want to use the tour bus on a weekend, you had better reserve tickets in advance.
Sky Bus Tokyo
Hibiya Park was made in 1903 with the first urban planning in Japan. It is famous as a park of flowers. There are always seasonal flowers in the park. Especially recommended are the area around the large fountain, the symbol of the park, and the first and second flower beds, where you can admire colorful flowers.
Ichigokan Plaza is surrounded by "Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum" and "Marunouchi Park Building". "Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum" was the restoration of "Mitsubishi ichigokan", the first office building built in 1894. This square, which is liked by people as an urban oasis, has several dozen kinds of roses including "Old Rose", as well as other flowers and trees whose seasonal colors you can enjoy.
There are a variety of living creatures in the moat surrounding the Imperial Palace. Migratory birds flying in winter are famous, including swans released in 1953. If you look into the water carefully, you can see soft-shelled turtles swimming with carps, crucian carps and catfish. However, you must be careful because feeding them is prohibited.
Kokyo Gaien National Garden is also famous as a jogging course. One circuit is about 5 kilometers, and there are no traffic lights. You can enjoy jogging while seeing Sakuradamon, Chidorigafuchi Park, Miyakezaka, etc. There are places around the Imperial Palace where you can change clothes and take a shower, but you need a membership registration. We recommend you use a coin locker at the train station and a public bath.
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.