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The World’s Busiest Train Station

20 Jun

新宿駅 (Shinjuku Station), in Tokyo, Japan, is the busiest train station in the world.

Shinjuku Train Station was built in 1885 and currently services over 3.5 million commuters daily!

For comparison, there are about 3 million people in the U.S. city of Chicago, and the entire population of the country of Singapore is about 4 million.

Japan’s population is 120 million…and 10% of the country’s population lives in Tokyo.

Shinjuku Station is huge. Besides all of the train and subway lines, it also has bus and taxi stops and it’s own shopping center (of course, alot of train stations in Japan have shopping centers, though).

To help you understand how large it is…Shinjuku Station has over 200 exits!

The area called 新宿 (Shinjuku) is a large, popular section of Tokyo. It is said that Shinjuku was the inspiration for the ’80s Hollywood movie “Blade Runner” (Starring Harrison Ford).

It’s a huge town full of skyscrapers and neon. I like it!

Here’s a video I took of one of the exits of Shinjuku Station on a weekday morning recently: