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Tokyo station

Tokyo station


Tokyo Station holds a distinguished status as not only the primary terminal serving the Tokyo metropolitan area but also as the premier transportation hub for all of Japan. It is strategically situated in the prestigious Marunouchi 1-chome district, located within Chiyoda-ku, on the eastern fringes of the Imperial Palace grounds. Its prime location places it in close proximity to the renowned Ginza commercial district, adding to its allure.

This iconic station serves as the originating point for a network of major Shinkansen (bullet train) lines, making it an indispensable transportation hub for travelers. These extensive Shinkansen routes include the Tokaido Shinkansen, connecting Tokyo with Osaka and Kyoto; the Tohoku Shinkansen, linking Tokyo to the northern regions; the Yamagata, Akita, and Joetsu Shinkansen lines, providing vital connections to these respective areas; the Hokuriku Shinkansen, delivering swift access to the Hokuriku region; and the Hokkaido Shinkansen, the gateway to Japan's northernmost island.

Moreover, Tokyo Station's significance extends beyond Shinkansen services. It plays a pivotal role in the local commuter network, facilitating seamless transfers to local trains and subways. Remarkably, it boasts the distinction of having the largest number of platforms of any station in Japan, making it a bustling nexus of transportation that caters to both domestic and international travelers alike. With its rich history, exceptional connectivity, and strategic location, Tokyo Station remains an enduring symbol of Japan's efficient and advanced railway system.


The following lines are available at Tokyo station:


  • Tokaido
  • Tohoku
  • Yamagata
  • Akita
  • Joetsu
  • Hokuriku
  • Hokkaido

JR lines

  • Yamanote Line
  • Tokaido Main Line
  • Ueno-Tokyo Line
  • Keihin-Tohoku Line
  • Chuo Line/Chuo Main Line
  • Sobu Line/Sobu Main Line (including Narita Express, N'EX)
  • Yokosuka Line
  • Keiyo Line


  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Linked station

Tokyo station is linked to subway Otemachi station which serves the following lines:

  • Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
  • Toei Mita Line

 Tokyo station


Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo



From Narita International Airport

The Narita Express (N'EX) is an airport express train that runs between the Tokyo area and Narita International Airport, providing direct service from the airport to Tokyo Station. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes from the airport to Tokyo Station.

Please note that we do not sell N'EX tickets at the airport, but you can purchase them directly at Narita International Airport station upon your arrival in Japan.

Additionally, there are Limousine shuttle buses available for travel between Narita International Airport and Tokyo Station, with a minimum travel time of 60 minutes.

From Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal

There are several transportation options to get to Tokyo Station from Haneda Airport without any transfers. You can take a shuttle bus or a taxi for a direct journey.

If you prefer to use the train or monorail, there are two routes you can take:

  1. Take the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho. Then, transfer to the JR line. Ride either the JR Yamanote Line or the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Hamamatsucho to Tokyo Station. This route typically takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

  2. Alternatively, you can take the Keikyu Line from Haneda Airport to Shinagawa. Then, transfer to the JR line. Board either the JR Yamanote Line or the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Shinagawa to Tokyo Station. This route usually takes about 30 to 35 minutes.

    From stations in Tokyo area

    You have multiple convenient options for traveling from various stations in the Tokyo area, such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Roppongi, Ginza, and Akihabara, to Tokyo Station using JR lines and subways. In most cases, you can reach Tokyo Station with either no transfers or just a few transfers, making your journey efficient and straightforward.

    From Nagoya

    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)

    From Kyoto

    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)

    From Osaka

    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)


    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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