Nagoya Station is located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. By floor area, Nagoya Station is the world’s largest train station at around 410,000 square meters. It is the headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company, also known as JR Central.
The JR Keiyo Line, or Keiyo-sen, is one of Japan’s many railway systems operated by the East Japan Railway Company, or JR East. The Keiyo Line first opened in 1975. Over 700,000 passengers utilize this railway line each day. Did you know? The name “Keiyo” is derived from the names of the terminus stations that are linked by the line, Tokyo and Chiba.
Although you may not be planning to travel around Japan with a JR Pass for a while, it’s now possible to explore some of Japan’s best museums digitally and get a good idea of what to expect when you do arrive. It’s now entirely possible to visit a range of galleries and museums in Japan online via offer a virtual exhibition tour, simply by using the Google Arts & Culture Street View from the comfort of your sofa.
There are a endless number of reasons to visit Japan, as the country has something to entice almost every kind of traveler. Whether you’re dying to explore Japanese history and culture at the variety of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country, indulge in diverse Japanese cuisine, or experience a ride on the lighting-fast Shinkansen trains, a trip to Japanese promises adventure around every corner.
On March 14h, 2020, after a long period of development and construction, Japan Rail (JR) East opened a new station on the Yamanote Loop Line, Takanawa Gateway Station. Situated in Tokyo’s Minato Ward between Shinagawa and Tamachi, the newly built station will also serve the Keihin Tohoku Line, and is located close to the popular Roppongi district.
Update: 03/24/2020 The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed because of concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was jointly made by the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach.