World's greatest train station
Collected by Meghan Gordon
Whether you're in Tokyo for three days or three weeks, you really should make some time to explore Tokyo Station.
Japan, 〒100-6701 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−１ 大丸東京店 地下1階
Seeing Tokyo can be exhausting. One solution? Sugar! The basement level of fancy department store Daimaru, called the depachika, has a mesmerizing candy factory. Stop by for free samples while you watch the candy makers transform huge blocks of...
Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−１ JR東日本東京駅構内1階サウスコート内, 都
The Japanese tradition of Tsukimi involves viewing the full harvest moon while eating rice dumplings and other round things. Instead of a man in the moon, folklore here sees a rabbit pounding mochi. Hence these Tsukimi dango (moon-viewing...
Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, 千代田区Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−１ JR東日本東京駅 B1
When you set off on a Shinkansen journey, your seat is assigned, your destination awaits and Japan's beautiful countryside flies by out the window for you to enjoy. That leaves two big decisions for you to make beforehand: your bento and your...
1 Chome-9-１ Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-6701, Japan
Everyone knows about Japan's watermelons shaped like hearts, cubes, the Great Pyramid of Giza and all sorts of other things. That doesn't make them any less impressive in person. Go ahead and gawk. There are always a few at two spots in Tokyo...
Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9, ＧＲＡＮＲＯＯＦ
When you're in Tokyo Station and don't need to rush to catch a train, cruise through the new row of sit-down restaurants called GranRoof. There's tonkatsu, sushi, izakaya food, nikuman, Italian and a few other options. My favorite is a tempura...
1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
We were dropped at Tokyo Station for a daylong layover in Japan. On a February day filled with high clouds and cool temperatures, I struggled to find color in this area of the City. Hundreds of business men and women emerged from offices around...
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