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Former Shimbashi Stop "150th Anniversary of Railway Opening Shimbashi Stop, Opening!"

1-5-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of Japan the first railway between Shimbashi and Yokohama on October 14, 1872 (Meiji 5). In this exhibition, we will introduce the situation at that time through the Shimbashi Station, which became the gateway to the Tokyo side, and the opening ceremony held in the presence of Emperor Meiji. The "Old Shimbashi Stop" at the venue is a building that reproduces the exterior of the Shimbashi stop at the time of the opening of the railway in the same position as at that time. In the excavation of buried cultural properties prior to the redevelopment work of Shiodome Shiosite site, the foundation stones and relics of the premises facilities such as the station building and platform at the time of the opening of the railway were excavated, and some of them are exhibited in the permanent exhibition room of the museum. In conjunction with this exhibition, we hope that it will help us to look back on the history of Shiodome, the place where the railway was opened.

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Shinbashi SL Plaza

2 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo

Shinbashi Station west exit plaza, a place you're used to seeing on TV with on-the-street interviews. Shinbashi Station, where this steam locomotive stands, is where railways in Japan were established. Even now it is known and loved by people for this from its steam locomotives, to the subway, and the new transit system Yurikamome, too. Restaurants line the streets all the way from Ginza, Chuo City, but this is an area for the common man. It's always bustling with people going to and from work. From December to January, you will find the steam locomotive illuminated, too.

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Old Shinbashi Station Railway History Exhibition Hall

1-5-3 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo

The Shinbashi station building, which opened for business in 1872, has been reconstructed based on its appearance at the original time and place. As part of excavation starting in 1991, the foundation stones of the station building, platform, and other areas inside the station grounds were excavated, and in 1996 parts of the remains were designated as a national historic site. The site was to be protected, and a reconstruction was built to commemorate the history of the birth of the railway. Located inside are a railway history exhibition room and an exhibition of items dug up during the excavation.

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Commemorative monument of the Shinagawa Station foundation

3-26 Takanawa, Minato City, Tokyo

Before the train service started between Shinbashi and Yokohama in September 1872, a temporary service started between Shinagawa and Yokohama in May. The Shinagawa Station at the time was a little more to the south than it is now, and the station building was located on a beach. All the passenger car windows had to be closed to avoid the splashing seawater hitting the rocks.

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