Imperial Palace・ Tokyo Sta.・ Hibiya Tokyo Station Marunouchi Honya (Main Building)
- address1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- accessInside Tokyo Station
|Tel||03-5692-6024（JR East Tokyo Branch）|
Tokyo Station Marunouchi Honya (Main Building) is a red brick building, designated as an Important Cultural Property
Tokyo Station, the largest train terminal station in Japan, is known as the gateway to the capital city. Known as the biggest number of train lines in JR East, there are 22 JR train lines and the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line for a total of 23 lines.
Tokyo Station opened in 1914 (Taisho 3) in response to the planned construction of an elevated railway connecting Shiｍbashi and Ueno. Leading Japanese architect TATSUNO Kingo, who was known for designing the Bank of Japan's head office building, took charge of the station's design. Marunouchi Gate side which made of red brick is officially known as the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Honya (Main Building), which was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 2003.
Another attraction of Tokyo Station is its wide variety of shops both inside and outside the ticket gates. "GRANSTA Tokyo" is a large shopping center inside the station with over 150 stores extending from the first floor of the station down to the first basement floor. In addition to restaurants, there are many different types of bento boxes available (Japanese, Western, Chinese), along with variety of famous confectionaries are the perfect souvenirs.
Ecute Tokyo is located between the Marunouchi Central Gate and Marunouchi South Gate. Along with mainly confectionery stores, there are shops selling bento boxes and other various products. "Book Compass" is a bookstore annexed to a café which is open from 7 am, perfect for an early morning time relaxing with a book.
"GRANROOF FRONT", between "Gran Tokyo South Tower" and "Pacific Century Place Marunouchi", contains "GODIVA café Tokyo" where you can enjoy light meals as well as their signature sweets, and the popular gyoza retaurant "Gyoza Hyakuchin Ichimirinrin" along with other restaurants, cafes and convenience stores.
"GranAge" in Yaesu Underground Gate has Sushi restaurant "Sushi Kyotatsu" which focuses particularly on tuna and "Hokkaido Chubo" where you can enjoy Hokkaido's signature soup curry. And also there are drugstores.