Hamamatsucho Station is convenient for getting to Zojo-ji and Tokyo Tower! 【cooperated by Tokyo Monorail _ Hamamatsucho Station - west side】

Written by Editorial department
5 Jun 2015
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Tokyo Monorail connects the city center to Haneda Airport, the front door to the sky above Tokyo. It takes a minimum of 13 minutes to travel from Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Hamamatsucho Station, the end of the line. From Hamamatsucho Station, it's natural to head to such sightseeing spots as Shibuya and Shinjuku via the Yamanote Line.

However, there are many stations reachable via Tokyo Monorail where it is enjoyable to get off the train and take a walk. This article is part of a series featuring the charming areas near stations serving Tokyo Monorail. The series is being created in collaboration with Tokyo Monorail. This time we will focus on the west side of Hamamatsucho Station.

Hamamatsucho Station is connected to the JR Yamanote Line, the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, the Toei Oedo Line and the Toei Asakusa Line, so it is handy for traveling in any direction. That's why many people change trains as soon as they arrive, but the surrounding area has a lot of sights to see. In this article we would like to focus on the area west of Hamamatsucho Station.

▼ Zojo-ji, a temple a ten minutes' walk from Hamamatsucho Station

If you walk west from Hamamatsucho Station for about 10 minutes, you will reach Zojo-ji. The Tokugawa Shogunate controlled Japan for more than 260 years during the Edo Period, some 400 years ago. This temple is where six of the successive Tokugawa shoguns were buried. Tokyo Tower can be seen in the background, making this a perfect spot to take a very Japanese commemorative photo.

Address:4-7-35, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo

▼ Tokyo Tower, a 10 minutes' walk from Zojo-ji

Tokyo Tower is about a 10 minutes' walk from Zojo-ji. Visitors can take in an unbroken view of Tokyo's scenery from the Main Observatory 150 meters above ground or the Special Observatory 250 meters above ground. (Admission to the Main Observatory is 900 yen for adults and 500 yen for children. To visit the Special Observatory, add 700 yen for adults and 500 yen for children to the charge for the Main Observatory.)
In addition, Tokyo Tower has plenty of fun facilities including restaurants, a food court, a souvenir shop and a wax museum.

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Address:4-7-35, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Well, what are you waiting for? Use the Tokyo Monorail to get out and enjoy Tokyo!