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A New Station On Tokyo's JR Yamanote Line! Takanawa Gateway Station
Takanawa Gateway Station, serving the JR Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tohoku Line, began operations on March 14, 2020. The station boasts impressive architecture and futuristic services that employ the latest technology.
A Futuristic Station on the JR Yamanote Line
The JR Yamanote Line, one of the most frequently used train lines in Tokyo, is known worldwide as the loop-shaped train line that surrounds the city center. Major Tokyo destinations like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Ueno, and Ikebukuro can be accessed through the Yamanote Line.
On March 14, 2020, a new station opened on the JR Yamanote Line. Takanawa Gateway Station is the first station to open on the Yamanote Line after Nishi-Nippori Station, which started operating in 1971. It is located between Shinagawa Station and Tamachi Station.
Takanawa Gateway also serves the JR Keihin Tohoku Line.
Takanawa Gateway Station has impressive architecture inspired by traditional culture. It was designed by well-known Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.
The station employs the latest technology, such as robots operated by artificial intelligence, for cleaning, surveillance, and travel guidance. There is even an unattended convenience store where customers scan and pay for the purchased items by themselves.
Takanawa Gateway Station is part of a larger project to transform the Shinagawa area of Tokyo into a major transportation hub and business district. Although the station started operation in March 2020, the facility and the shopping complexes inside are expected to be fully completed only in 2024.
Sightseeing destinations like Sengakuji Temple or Takanawa Shrine are located nearby and can be easily accessed from Takanawa Gateway Station.
Written by Chiara Mischke