Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Hamamatsu Station is also one terminus of the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport. The entrance to the Tokyo Monorail is in a separate building just outside the JR station. The JR station building includes a number of shops as well as coin lockers. There is also a bus station at Hamamatsucho with km Flower buses to Tokyo Big Sight (40 minutes). The World Trade Center is also very close to Hamamatsucho Station.
Hamamatsu Station is relatively old in Tokyo station terms having opened in 1909. Throughout the station there are motifs of the Manneken Pis, the famous Brussels landmark. On one of the platforms is a fully operating miniature statue of Manneken Pis, which like the original changes his clothing throughout the year.
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