Commuters take pictures of The Tokyo Station building which opened this October 1st, after a five year restoration project. The building includes new commercial facilities such as the high-end Daimaru Deparment Store and the Tokyo Station Hotel, which will open on Wednesday 3rd October. The Tokyo Station brick Gothic building was originally constructed in 1914. In 1923 it was damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake, and it was also heavily damaged by bombing raids in 1945. The project aimed to restore the station building to its original form.