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JR Yokohama Station, named by railway fans as “Japan’s Sagrada Familia” after a Spanish cathedral for constantly being under construction, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday.

According to East Japan Railway Co., the original Yokohama Station opened in 1872 when the nation’s first railway began operation between Shimbashi and Yokohama, but it was turned into Sakuragicho Station and the new Yokohama Station was built nearby in 1915. After it was burned down in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, the station was moved to its present location.

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