Kasumigaseki Station is located in Chiyoda Ward of Tokyo. It serves the Kasumigaseki government district with the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi, Hibiya, and Chiyoda Lines. All the three lines have 2-way island platforms.


Kasumigaseki is the district of Chiyoda Ward where most of Japan's cabinet ministries are located. Its history as a government district goes back to the early Meiji era, before which it was home to daimyo estates. The Meiji government acquired the land from the daimyo and developed it into a government area. The first ministry to be set up in the district was the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was moved here from Ginza in 1870. After that various ministries made their home here and developed into today's government offices district of Kasumigaseki.

The government offices in Kasumigaseki are located in several different buildings:

Ministry of Justice Building: This red-brick neo-baroque building, designed by German architects H. Ende and W. Bockmann, was completed in 1895. It survived the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, but was destroyed in the World War II bombardments. It was rebuilt and used again as the Ministry of Justice in 1950. In 1991, the building was renovated and restored to its original design. Due to its aesthetic design and beauty, the building, which also includes the Ministry of Justice Museum, has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

The next building to be built in Kasumigaseki was the modern 6-story building, which houses the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Constructed in 1933, this imposing structure stands on the south side of Kasumigaseki.

Building No. 1 was the first government building to be constructed in Kasumigaseki in the post-War era. Completed in 1954, it houses the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, the Food Agency, the Forest Agency and the Fisheries Agency.

The Ministry of Finance is housed in a nearby 5-story building. This building was completed in 1943, but after the War, it was taken over by the U.S. Army. It remained under U.S. control till 1955 when it was returned to Japan. The building was repaired and in 1963, the Ministry of Finance moved in.

The next building to come up in the district was designed and constructed by the Government Buildings Department. One half of it was completed in 1968, and the other half in 1973. This building is distinguished from the others by its continuous windows with the pillars set inside the windows, and the emphasis on horizontal lines. This building houses the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

In the 1970's and the 1980's, several skyscrapers were built in Kasumigaseki. Some of these were used to house ministries. Like Building No. 5, completed in 1983, houses the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare; and the Ministry of Environment.

The other buildings of the district are homes to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport; Tokyo High Court; Tokyo District Court; Tokyo Metropolitan Police Headquarters; Fair Trade Commission; Coast Guard Headquarters; Patent Office; and Japan Post Headquarters.

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