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What to do around Tokyo Station

History, architecture, food and more around the Gateway to Japan

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Tokyo Station stands today as among Tokyo's busiest and most important transport hubs, not to mention as the most accesible gateway to the rest of Japan, being where the metropolis' vast transport network connects with the shinkansen to whisk travelers away to various corners of this beautiful country. A transfer at Tokyo Station is likely for foreign visitors, and it should be noted that exploring the extensive station complex, as well as the neighborhoods that surround it, can open up a world of delights for travelers.

This series of articles does just that, revealing what is on offer in and around Tokyo Station in terms of the rich history and traditional culture that the area enjoys, the merging of old and new famously seen here, and the epicurean offerings in this part of central Tokyo.

There are many facilites that make any adventure in and around Tokyo Station very convenient. These include various luggage storage centers located in different parts inside and outside of the station's paid area which can be pre-reserved using Tokyo Station's special luggage storage app ecbo cloak.

There is also a new virtual concierge app called Bebot which is specifically tailored to Tokyo Station and answers questions pertaining to train routes, nearby restaurants and other logistical and locational matters. In the vicinity of Tokyo Station are also multiple bicycle rental outlets that provide visitors an alternative to exploring the area on foot.