Tokyo Station has a long and unique history

Hi there! How are you doing? Today, I want to write about Tokyo station. Tokyo station is the central station of all the railway systems in Japan. The station architecture is historical and the building is piled up with red bricks one by one. When I first went to Tokyo at the age of 18 to enter an university in Tokyo, I was so touched by the beauty of the station. I can still picture it clearly. Tokyo station was designed by Kingo Tatsuno who planned many national and governmental architecture in Japan . The style, that white stones make lines in the red bricks is called “Tatsuno style”.



I want to show you the inside of the station. As you look up, it goes,,,,,,


The ceiling is like this. Tatsuno designed architecture based on the trends in 19th century English style. I personally prefer night time Tokyo station rather than that of the daytime. The lighting in the darkness is beautiful.


Tokyo station (Tokyo station building of Marunouchi ) was completed in 1914, but it took more than 20 years since it was first planned. I can tell it takes so much time, energy, and passion to carry out the massive and valuable project. Things that were well prepared and meticulously planned can be more attractive and alluring as it ages. The station, that stands in the center of Japan is more than 100 years old and it still functions so well repeating metabolism and such. We Japanese people should be proud of the fact.


And also, Tokyo station is the central station of Shinkansen, aka bullet train. World famous Shinkansen started the history at the same timing of the previous Tokyo Olympics in 1964. In those days, all the Japanese people became one and worked so hard for the same goal. My late father who used to work for the national railway system told me the story. In two years, 2020 we throw the next Tokyo Olympics. At the moment, the whole nation is preparing for the special festivity, slowly but steadily.


That’s all for today. Blessings to each one of you. Please come visit us in Tokyo, Japan.



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