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Magical History Tour of Tokyo Station (Includes Lunch)



Dive into the little known history of Tokyo Station. Perfect for train lovers! #ct1000080

  • See the sprawling platforms and nestled shops of Tokyo Station on foot- without getting lost!
  • Unlock the labyrinth with a guide who knows everything from Tokyo Station’s history to train trivia
  • People watch, join the bustle, and find your way through 100 years of Tokyo Station’s often untold history
  • 3 hour total

  • English

  • Age 6+

  • 2 〜 10



Hello there, I’m Takeshi Watanabe. My interests include railroads and trains, going on mini trips, and running marathons. My love of trains often drives me to take photographs of Japan’s various trains and stations, but I especially love to photograph Tokyo Station when it is all lit up. It’s really quite the sight to see! I bake bread at the local supermarket close to my house as my day job, but after learning so much about Tokyo Station from others who share my interests, I decided to start this tour. I kept going deeper and deeper into this fascinating world, and now I think I may know more about Tokyo Station than anyone else! While I may be new at giving tours, I make up for it with passion and knowledge!

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What is it about trains that evokes romantic images of adventure from days gone by? They are by no means the fastest mode of transportation anymore, but ask any train lover and they will tell you there’s something undeniably magical about watching the scenery roll by from the window of a train. If you find yourself nodding to the statement above, this is the tour for you! No better place is there to appreciate and learn about the great history of Japanese rails than Tokyo Station. Over 100 years after its original construction, the major hub has recently finished undergoing renovation and proudly shows its magnificent exterior once more, ready to capture the hearts and minds of train enthusiasts. Learn about the hidden secrets of the station with fellow train lover and Tokyo Station expert, Takeru Watanabe. In all, the tour covers a distance of a little over 2 kilometers and lasts for about two to three hours.

  • Meet your host!

    Meet your host, Takeshi Watanabe, at the Marunouchi South Gate of Tokyo Station.

  • Begin the tour

    Takeshi will start by teaching you the history of this part of the station.

  • Enter the station

    Go inside and learn about the history of Tokyo station in great detail. Feel free to ask questions!

  • Explore around Tokyo Station

    Take a walk around the outside of the station while listening to Takeshi's stories about the area.

  • See the Tokyo Station Hotel

    Stroll through the luxurious Tokyo Station Hotel, a hallmark of the area since 1915.

  • Fine Dining Lunch

    Enjoy lunch in one of Tokyo station's fine dining restaurants. This is included in the tour price. The lunch plate may differ each tour.



  • Duration


  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 10

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price


  • Things to bring


  • Meeting Point

    Tokyo Station

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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