Japanese railway is well known for its complexity, so we will now provide you with a better understanding of the floor plans of main stations all over Japan.
Tokyo Station, the center of Japan. Being one of the few terminsal stations, there are more than 10 conventional railway lines, subway lines and Shinkansen lines entering the station, as well as over 10 ticket gates. With various commercial facilities, you can find many delicious restaurants and fun shops inside the station!
Shibuya Station, famous for its scramble intersection and the statue of Hachiko the faithful dog. It has established itself as the source of fashion and culture over the years. Although having fewers lines than Shinjuku and Tokyo Stations, it also has a complex structure same as the two. Let's look forward to the development of Shibuya Station into a more user-friendly station!
Ikebukuro Station is a convenient place for shopping, with multiple large department stores directly accessible from its exits. While having 8 lines entering the station and located in the downtown area, the structure of Ikebukuro Station is relatively simple to beginners.
Umeda Station, the center of Osaka. It connects main stations in Osaka like “JR Osaka Station”, “Higashi Umeda Station”, “Nishi Umeda Station”, as well as various department stores. However, please be careful that it is not connected to Shin-Osaka Station at where Shinkansen stops.