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"Getting around by Tokyo Metro" Rail - Metro - Subway Tip by witness_wannabe

Rail - Metro - Subway, Tokyo: 69 reviews and 85 photos

  Always on time.....
by witness_wannabe

Metro in Tokyo is fast, reliable and, probably, always on schedule (see my picture). There are two separate metro companies in Tokyo: Tokyo Metro and Toei. You can use both or either one of them to get pretty much everywhere in the city (Toei network is somewhat thinner....). Since I was moving around the city quite a lot, I've opted for daily tickets and used only Tokyo Metro company. The price was 710 yen. Considering that one ride only cost anywhere from 160 to 230 yen, the daily ticket starts paying off after some four rides only. If you travel a lot, this is definitely your choice!
The most challenging is, by far, using the right metro exit, to get you to the place you're heading to. Metro stations are big (or virtually hudge....) and have many exits. What you shoud know is that there are maps of the vicinity as well as the maps of metro exit network on EVERY station. Just look for them (on the walls), find them, study them and figure out which exit you shoud use to reach your spot.
I did not use Toei metro or JR trains at all.

Type: Subway/Metro

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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