Ever-evolving Yokohama Station marks 100th year

National Aug 14, 2015

Ever-evolving Yokohama Station marks 100th year

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 ...

National Feb 10, 2015

Tokyo Station to get a sister station in Taiwan

Tokyo Station will become this week a sister station of Hsinchu Station in northwestern Taiwan. Designed by the leading Japanese architects of the time, Tokyo Station was the creation of Kingo Tatsuno and opened for service in December 1914. Hsinchu Station, designed by Tsumunaga Matsugasaki, ...

National Jun 13, 2013

Railway hopes 'love station' lures romantically inclined

In an attempt to lure romantically inclined visitors, the operator of a remote railway station in Tottori Prefecture held an event Sunday marking the train stop's love-themed renovation. The walls and roof of Koiyamagata Station — one of the nation's four stations whose names contain ...

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

National Mar 15, 2013

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tokyo's bustling Shibuya Station is going through yet another change: Starting Saturday, the Tokyu Toyoko Line and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line will be directly connected, enabling passengers to travel between Saitama and Yokohama without changing trains. "There will be a main artery (connecting Saitama ...