日本での一年間

January 25, 2011

Yamanote Line Project (Part 28) – Tokyo Station

Filed under: Domestic, Tokyo places, Trips, Yamanote-Sen — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 12:01 am

We are almost at the end of our tour of the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. The 28th and penultimate station on the Yamanote loop is Tokyo Station. Tokyo station sees the most trains per day of any station in Japan.

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A man sets up his cardboard bed for the night under a sign for the Yaesu Central entrance of Tokyo Station. The recession has fueled a rise in homelessness in Japan, not just because people can no longer afford their homes, but also because many companies provide housing for their employees. So the loss of a job is also the loss of a home.

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Busy street by the station.

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Many highway buses come to Tokyo. You can take a direct bus to almost anywhere in Japan from Tokyo. The police man has a plastic bag on his hat so that it doesn't get wet.

suica

This penguin is the mascot of Suica, a rechargeable fare card that can be used to pay for virtually all public transportation in the Tokyo area. (It used to be the card for JR trains, but is not interchangeable with the Pasmo card that was once only for the Tokyo Metro.) They make enough character goods to fill an entire store with Suica penguin goodness.

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  1. […] Shibuya, Ebisu, Meguro, Gotanda, Osaki, Shinagawa, Tamachi, Hamamatsucho, Shinbashi, Yurakucho, Tokyo, and finally ended up in Kanda. Pheww. I’m tired from all this travel. I’m going to go […]

    Pingback by Yamanote Line Project (Part 29) – Kanda Station « 日本での一年間 — January 26, 2011 @ 7:30 am


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