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The new version of Harajuku Station opened on Tokyo’s busy Yamanote loop line Saturday as visitors in masks gathered to gawk despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The new building, situated just south of the original wooden one, is a two-story structure straddling the tracks with exits facing sedate Meiji Shrine and Omotesando-dori, the busy east-west thoroughfare and upscale shopping venue.

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