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Shiodome in 2006
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Shiodome in 2006

Shiodome (汐留) is an area in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, located southeast of Shimbashi, southwest of Ginza, and northeast of Hamamatsucho. It is right near Tokyo Bay and includes Hama Rikyu Garden. Formerly the starting point of the Tokyo-Yokohama railroad (the first railroad in Japan) Shiodome later became a freight terminal, and finally has been transformed into one of Tokyo's most modern and architecturally stunning areas. Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ... Dentsu Building Shinbashi Station Shinbashi (æ–°æ©‹) is a district of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, located south of Ginza, east of Toranomon and north of Hamamatsucho. ... The Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan The Wako department store occupies a busy corner in Ginza Ginza (銀座) is a place in Chūō Ward, Tokyo named after the silver coin foundry or Ginza established here in 1612 (Edo period). ... Tokyo Bay from space, October 1993 Map of Tokyo Bay, 1917 Tokyo Bay (東京湾; Tōkyō-wan) is a bay in the southern Kanto region of Japan, surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture). ...


History

Shiodome (the location of the original Shimbashi Station (Shinbashi Teishajō (新橋停車場)) not to be confused with the current Shimbashi Station) was the Tokyo terminus of the first railway in Japan, known as the Tōkaidō Main Line, completed in 1872. Superceded by Tokyo Station in 1914, the old Shimbashi Station was destroyed by fire in the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. After World War II, Shiodome prospered as a freight terminal, though its glory days as an important public transportation were thought to be over. In 1986, even the freight terminal was no longer used, and Shiodome lay dormant. Finally, in 1995, it was decided that Shiodome would be redeveloped as a shining city within a city. Redevelopment started around 2001 and has been ongoing since then. Skyscrapers have sprung up, and even the facade of the old Shimbashi station was rebuilt and is now a historic site. The whole redevelopment project is slated to be completed in late 2006. JR Shinbashi Station Shinbashi Station (新橋駅; -eki) is a major interchange station in Tokyos Minato Ward. ... Tokaido Main Line The Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Closeup of center exit Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The 1923 Great Kanto earthquake ) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, Norway, Honduras, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Shiodome today

Shiodome is one of the most modern-looking places in Tokyo.
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Shiodome is one of the most modern-looking places in Tokyo.

Shiodome is already a bustling area (though with a more dignified serenity than neighboring areas like Shimbashi). The headquarters of major companies like Dentsu and Nippon Television are located in its gleaming new skyscrapers. Hotels, restaurants, and parks are also well represented. There is a pedestrian walkway over the busy streets below, so people can easily get around. Shiodome has two train stations, one for the Yurikamome monorail and the other for the Toei Oedo Line. Dentsu Building in Shiodome, Tokyo Dentsu Inc. ... Nippon Television Tower (headquarters) in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Nippon Television Network Corporation ) (TYO: 9404 ) is a television network in Shiodome area of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. ... New Transit Yurikamome (新交通ゆりかもめ) is an automated guideway transit service operated by the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Corporation, connecting Shinbashi to Ariake on the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Toei ÅŒedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu ÅŒedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ...


Layout

Shiodome is a collection of 11 tiny town districts or cooperative zones (街区), but generally there are three main areas. One area is the Shiodome SIO-SITE (シオサイト), a collection of skyscrapers containing mostly businesses, hotels, and restaurants. It is just east of Shimbashi Station, and can be reached by strolling along the elevated walkway from the Yurikamome Shimbashi Station. A second main area, and a cooperative zone on its own is the West district (西街区). This district is Western in more ways than one. Its location is geographically west of the JR tracks, the only district to be so. In addition to that, its builidngs, all constucted recently, have a decidedly European look to them. Finally, there is the southern extension, east of the JR tracks from Hamamatsucho 1-chome. This area is for residential use, and there are three tall apartment buildings located there, along with a small park. Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for the privatized descendants of the former Japanese National Railways, formed when JNR was divided into seven parts on April 1, 1987. ...

The European-style Shiodome West District
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The European-style Shiodome West District
The Yurikamome monorail having departed Shiodome Station
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The Yurikamome monorail having departed Shiodome Station
A view of Shiodome from the World Trade Center building
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A view of Shiodome from the World Trade Center building

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Tokyo Travel: Shiodome Shiosite (320 words)
Shiodome Shiosite is one of Tokyo's newest cities within the city.
Shiodome used to be a marshy tideland in the beginning of the Edo Period (1603 - 1867), when it was reclaimed and given its present name, literally meaning "place where the tides stop".
Shiodome is directly connected with Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and Subway Asakusa and Ginza Lines and Shiodome Station on the Subway Oedo Line and the Yurikamome, an elevated train to Odaiba.
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