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Entrance road to JRA (Japan Racing Association) Ritto Training Center. MAP
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JR Takayama Station 高山駅
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JR Niigata Station 新潟駅
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Kachidoki (Victory) Bridge with race horse motif.
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JR Takayama Station
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Niigata Station
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Bridge sidewalk.
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Turnstile at JR Takayama Station
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Kachidoki Bridge
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Waiting room at JR Takayama Station
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Map of Ritto Training Center. Horse stables dominate the area.
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JR Takayama Station
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Welcome to the JRA office, where the free 90 min. (1 pm - 2:30 pm) tour starts. (Reservations by phone required.)
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JR Takayama Station
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24-hour strict security in place. Since 1969, the government-run Japan Racing Association (JRA) has trained jockeys and race horses in Ritto. It offers free tours of this large, impressive facility on Sunday afternoons and early Wednesday mornings.
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JR Takayama Station, tourist info office on left.
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Starting gate training ground.
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Many attractions are within walking distance from JR Takayama Station.
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Starting gates. The left gate has the largest width for beginner horses until they can get used to the narrow gates on the right. Some horses refuse to leave the gate.
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JR Sekigahara Station on the Tokaido Line 東海道線 関ヶ原駅
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What the horse sees inside the narrow starting gate.
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Practice track
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JR Sekigahara Station platform
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Practice horse track at JRA Ritto Training Center in Ritto.
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JR Sekigahara Station platform
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Battle of Sekigahara signboard at Sekigahara Station
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The training track consists of several different tracks with grass, dirt, or wood chips.
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Battle of Sekigahara signboard at Sekigahara Station, Eastern Forces
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Horse stable model
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Battle of Sekigahara signboard at Sekigahara Station
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Horse feed, mainly grain. No meats.
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Battle of Sekigahara signboard at Sekigahara Station, Western Forces
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Swimming pool for horses. There is a circular pool and straight and narrow pools.
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Horse stables, newly constructed.
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Horse stables.
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Unloaded a horse after a race. Horse trucks often arrived. One truck usually holds up to four horses.
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Uphill training course with wood chips. 坂路調教馬場
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Uphill training course with observation building. The wood chips are soft, making the horse less prone to injury.
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Inside the observation building's press room.
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Nice view of uphill training course. The wood chips, which eventually wear out, are replaced once a year.
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View of track from press room.
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Starting gate on training track.
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The tour includes a ride on a retired race horse.
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This one is named Meisho Ittetsu. メイショウ イッテツ
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Hoof marks on sand.
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Horse ride.
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Horse ride with a guide guiding the horse.
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No need to say giddy-up.
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Washing a horse with warrm water.
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Horse stables.
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Horse stables.
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Horse stables.
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Horses in stable.
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Unusual horse with a white face.
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The left profile is brown.
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Hi horsey!
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Staff living quarters
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Free gift given at the end of the tour: Pen, stapler, and ruler set. Very interesting tour even though you don't see any horses running on the track. (That's Wednesday's early morning tour.)
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Gichuji temple is known for the grave of Haiku poet Basho Matsuo (1644-94). National Historic Site near JR Zeze Station, 300 meters from Gichuji JR膳所駅Gichuji is a short walk from Zeze Station.
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JR Minami Hikone Station
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Arrival at JR Torahime Station on the JR Hokuriku Main Line.
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Torahime Station platform and sign
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The new Torahime Station on JR Hokuriku Main Line
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Built in a loghouse-style. All wood.
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Torahime Station
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Tiger Princess Shrine at Torahime Station. (Torahime literally means "Tiger Princess.")
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In Oct. 2005, some people came here to pray for Osaka's Hanshin Tigers baseball team to win the Japan Series against the Chiba Lotte Marines who later won the series in a four-game sweep. The Tigers never won a game in the series.
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Be photographed as a Tiger Princess
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Inside the Italian restaurant at Torahime Station.
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Bicycle parking at Torahime Station
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"Torahime Tiger Princess, the Goddess of Victory"
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New event space called "Coco," opened in March 2008, across from Torahime Station
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Tiger Princess statue outside the Torahime Station
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Tiger Princess statue
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Tourist map of Torahime
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Tourist map of Torahime
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The new JR Nagahama Station opened in Oct. 2006.
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East side (Ibuki)
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Ground floor of new train station building.
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Waiting room which no one uses.
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Name plate with "Nagahama Eki" in old kanji characters.
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Escalator to enter and exit the East (Ibuki) side of the station.
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Beautiful stained glass artwork depicting Nagahama Hikiyama Festival. Float festival featuring boys performing kabuki.
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Corridor to turnstile and west (Lake Biwa) side of the station.
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Turnstile entrance
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Turnstile entrance. Notice the high (and hllow) ceiling. No air conditioning.
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Outside on the terrace facing south at Nagahama Station. The small waiting room has been removed and replaced by a walkway to the new Mondecool Heiwado store.
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Waiting room and tourist info office. This room has been removed and replaced by a walkway to the new Mondecool Heiwado store.
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Waiting room and tourist info office. This room has been removed and replaced in 2014 by a walkway to the new Mondecool Heiwado store.
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Waiting room. Smaller than the old one. This room has been removed and replaced by a walkway to the new Mondecool Heiwado store.
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Mementos
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Narrow terrace facing Heiwado.
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Window
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As seen from the west side.
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Corridor as seen from the west (Lake Biwa) side.
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Terrace facing south.
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Terrace facing south and looking at the west side.
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Terrace facing south and looking at the west side. Nagahama Castle in background.
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West side parking lot.
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West side. Nagahama Castle.
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Nagahama Station, west side (Nagahama Castle side)
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What you see when you come out of the turnstile.
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Turnstile to go out.
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Corner sculpture
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To Omi-Shiotsu and Tsuruga, Fukui.
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Heiwado as seen from the station terrace.
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Nagahama's first station building. 長浜鉄道スクエア
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Built in 1882 as Nagahama Station's first station building. Nagahama Railroad Square 旧長浜駅舎 MAP
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Built in 1882 as Nagahama Station's first station building.
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The design of the new Nagahama Station is based on this original building.
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Track switching point
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Railroad tunnel monument
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Door led to the train platform.
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Ticket window
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Waiting room for 1st-class passengers
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Stationmaster's office
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Nagahama Station's first stationmaster.
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2nd floor of station building.
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Nagahama Train Culture Pavilion, built in 2000. Exhibits on Nagahama's rail transport history. 長浜鉄道文化館
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Hokuriku Line Electrification Memorial Hall 北陸線電化記念館
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Steamship which carried train cars on Lake Biwa.
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A more modern train ferry on Lake Biwa.
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Japan's first train ferry started on Lake Biwa, linking Otsu and Nagahama. In operation until the train line opened.
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Front of old Nagahama Station
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Old Nagahama Station platform.
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Gourd city
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Inside old Nagahama Station
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Inside old Nagahama Station
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Exit to Heiwado
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Toyotomi Hideyoshi meets Ishida Mitsunari
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Heiwado Dept. Store in front of Nagahama Station.
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View of old Nagahama Station
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New Nagahama Station being constructed, Jan. 2006.
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Iron skeleton of new Nagahama Station
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Old overpass to other side of station toward Lake Biwa.
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Old train on Hokuriku Line.
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May 2005. No sign of the new station building yet, but the train platform has been extended.
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May 2006
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New Nagahama Station building under construction on left in 2006.
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Statue of Hideyoshi in front of the place where the station was.
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The old train station building being torn down on the right in Jan. 2007.
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The old train station building being torn down on the right in Jan. 2007.
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The old Nagahama train station building being torn down in Jan. 2007.
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The old Nagahama train station building being torn down in Jan. 2007.
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As seen from the train platform.
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Old station building being torn down.
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West side as seen from the platform.
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Old pedestrian overpass being torn down.
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In 2011, Nagahama Station with a temporary bicycle parking lot where the old station was.
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Tree decoration at Nagahama Station in 2011.
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JR Omiya Station 大宮駅
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Inside Omiya Station
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JR Takatsuki Station on the Hokuriku Line. West side. This new station building was built in Oct. 2005. 高月駅
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JR Takatsuki Station on the West side. 高月駅
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JR Takatsuki Station corridor. Impressive new train station.
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JR Takatsuki Station stairway on the east side.
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JR Takatsuki Station on the east side.
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Tourist info and resthouse at JR Takatsuki Station on the east side. You can also rent bicycles here.
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Inside tourist info office which is also a souvenir shop.
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Chrysanthymum display
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Have a Nice Day wooden bench at the train station.
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Local community bus/van at Takatsuki Station.
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Train tracks to Takatsuki Station
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The old and small Takatsuki Station in 2004. Actually, I like this station better. It makes it more rural.
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Opened in 1914, Tokyo Station is Japan's main train station and has been undergoing major renovations. The red brick station building on the Marunouchi side has been restored with the original roof domes.
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Tokyo Station unveiled its fully-restored Marunouchi building on Oct. 1, 2012 after taking several years. To appreciate the extent of this splendid restoration, I've included photos of what it looked like before.
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Tokyo Station has two main entrances/exits: Marunouchi and Yaesu. Both sides are undergoing a major transformation.
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Tokyo Station's Marunouchi North entrance in Oct. 2012. Lot of people were there gazing and taking pictures of the restored building.
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The Marunouchi side has the classic red brick building, and the Yaesu side has a modern building housing Daimaru Dept. Store. Tokyo Station sign at Marunouchi entrance
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Both the Marunouchi and Yaesu sides have three main entrances/exits at the north (Kita-guchi), center (Chuo-guchi), and south (Minami-guchi) ends. Tokyo Station platform sign
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Old Tokyo Station, Marunouchi side. On the left end is the North Entrance under a dome roof, and on the right end is the South Entrance also under a dome roof. Both dome roofs were damaged during World War II, and were repaired with slat-style roofs.
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The new Tokyo Station with original domes restored. See more before and after photos below.
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Tokyo Station, Marunouchi side. This side faces the Imperial Palace and the Otemachi business district.
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Tokyo Station, red brick building. The large center entrance also has a dome, but it is not used. The center entrance for the public is off to the left side (very small). 赤レンガビル
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Tokyo Station, Marunouchi North Entrance dome in 2007.
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Tokyo Station, Marunouchi North Entrance dome in Oct. 2012.
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Area in front of Tokyo Station, Marunouchi side
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Tokyo Station, Marunouchi South Entrance
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Twin towers on Yaesu side overlook the red brick building.
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Center of red brick building, what should be the central entrance.
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Driveway to central entrance.
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Tokyo Station Gallery entrance on left, and the Chuo-guchi central entrance's small canopy at the center.
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Tokyo Station, Marunouchi Central Entrance. What should be the station's largest entrance is like a mouse hole and easily missed.
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Tokyo Station, Marunouchi Central Entrance
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Tokyo Station, Marunouchi Central Exit
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Closeup of red brick wall
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Tokyo Station Stationmaster Office
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Tokyo Station Gallery entrance in 2007.
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Tokyo Station Hotel and Marunouchi South Entrance in 2007 before renovations.
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Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance in 2007. 東京駅丸の内南口
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Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance in Oct. 2012. 東京駅丸の内南口
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Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance 東京駅丸の内南口
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Inside Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance in 2007. 東京駅丸の内南口
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Inside Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance in Oct. 2012. Hordes of people gawking and taking photos. 東京駅丸の内南口
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The renovated domes have become a major tourist attraction.
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Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance dome in 2007.
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Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Entrance dome in Oct. 2012.
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