Work to restore the exterior of Tokyo Station's imposing red-brick Marunouchi building to the way it originally looked is nearing completion.
East Japan Railway Co. showed off the nearly century-old building's interior to the media on May 27.
Interior decorations of the reconstructed dome roofs are now complete. The original domes were destroyed during firebombing in World War II.
Reliefs, each featuring a Chinese zodiac sign, have been attached to the inside walls of the domes to signify the direction they represent.
The Marunouchi building's north entrance will be open to the public from June 3.
The grand opening will be held in October, when the Tokyo Station Hotel is up and running again.
It is the only hotel in Japan that operates in a structure designated an important cultural property.
The hotel has already received some 1,000 reservations for the 150 rooms.
Construction of the Tokyo Station building was completed in 1914.
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