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Tokyo Station is a major commuter hub that draws throngs of people who visit every day just to admire the Marunouchi side’s century-old red-brick and stone facade or stay in its nostalgic hotel. After undergoing a 5½-year renovation, the historic landmark formally reopened on Oct. 1.

The Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, stretching 335 meters parallel with the train platforms, originally opened in 1914 as a showcase for the nation’s ever-expanding rail system. The building suffered heavy destruction in World War II bombing raids and was briefly closed after the war for hasty repairs.

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