Tokyo station is the main terminal station is not only Tokyo area but also Japan. It is located in Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi business district, which is the east side of the Imperial Palace grounds. It is close to Ginza area, popular commercial district.
Tokyo station is the starting station for major Shinkansen lines, such as Tokaido Shinkansen, Tohoku Shinkansen, Yamagata/Akita/Joetsu Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen, and Hokkaido Shinkansen.
Not only Shinkansen, but also local trains and subways are served at Tokyo station. Tokyo station has the largest number of platforms in Japan.
The following lines are available at Tokyo station:
Tokyo station is linked to subway Otemachi station which serves the following lines:
Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Narita Express (N'EX) is an airport express train operating between Tokyo area and Narita International Airport, which directly goes to Tokyo station from the airport. It takes approximately 50 minutes from the airport to Tokyo station.
For Airport Express trains from Narita International Airport, please check the following routes:
Narita Express Train Ticket: From Narita International Airport to Tokyo
There are shuttle buses between Narita International Airport and Tokyo station. It takes at least 60 minutes.
Shuttle bus and taxi go to Tokyo station without any transit. By train/monorail, there are 2 options.
From stations in Tokyo area, such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Roppongi, Ginza, and Akihabara, there are many ways to go to Tokyo station by JR lines and subways. From most of the stations, it is possible to go to Tokyo station by no transit or a few transits.
Tokaido Shinkansen operates between Nagoya and Tokyo station. Take Nozomi, Hikari, or Kodama Shinkansen from Nagoya to Tokyo. It takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes by Nozomi, the fastest train.
Shinkansen Ticket: From Nagoya to Tokyo (Nozomi train)
Tokaido Shinkansen operates between Kyoto and Tokyo station. Take Nozomi, Hikari, or Kodama Shinkansen from Kyoto station to Tokyo station. It takes approximately 2 hours 20 minutes by Nozomi, the fastest train.
Shinkansen Ticket: From Kyoto To Tokyo (Nozomi train)
Tokaido Shinkansen operates between Shin-Osaka and Tokyo station. Take Nozomi, Hikari, or Kodama Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka station to Tokyo station. It takes approximately 2 hours 33 minutes by Nozomi, the fastest train.
JR lines operate between Osaka station and Shin-Osaka station. It takes 4 minutes from Osaka station to Shin-Osaka station.
Shinkansen Ticket: From Shin-Osaka to Tokyo (Nozomi train)
Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.
Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.
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.
Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who
Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines.
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.
For further information and photos, please visit official page at http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ticket/types.html