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Exploring Tokyo Station Area: Marunouchi Illumination 2023

November 30, 2023

Exploring Tokyo Station Area: Marunouchi Illumination 2023

For over 20 years, a winter tradition has graced Marunouchi, an area within walking distance from JR Tokyo Station's Marunouchi exit – that tradition being the Christmas season illuminations.

This year, from November 16, 2023 (Thursday) to February 18, 2024 (Sunday), the heart of Marunouchi, specifically Marunouchi Naka-dori, the main street spanning approximately 1.2km in the Marunouchi area (Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho), will be adorned with over 1.2 million LED lights in an elegant Champagne gold hue, illuminating more than 300 street trees.

Moreover, in three blocks of Marunouchi Naka-dori and Gyoko-dori, "Marunouchi Street Park 2023 Winter" will feature various kitchen cars offering delightful street food experiences. Enter the festive spirit with the "Glass House Market," where you can find Christmas-themed food and merchandise.

Don't miss the skating rink along Gyoko-dori, connecting Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace! Imagine indulging in delicious treats, skating, all while enjoying the illuminated Tokyo Station—a truly luxurious experience.

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Marunouchi Street Park 2023 Winter

Marunouchi Street Rink

If you find yourself with some time after disembarking at Tokyo Station via Shinkansen or before departing from Tokyo, why not treat yourself to the enchanting night view of Tokyo adorned with beautiful illuminations?


Seat guide

Shinkansen seats are available in four levels depending on the comfort and services your require.

Ordinary Seat

Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.

Green Seat

Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.

Reserved Seat (Ordinary Reserved Seat)

Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.

Green Reserved Seat

Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who values comfortable travel. Consider it as "business class" seats.

GranClass Seat

Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines. Gran Class seats comes with airline-like amenities and meals.The most expensive of all.

Unreserved Seat

You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.)
The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.



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