"the Main Loop around tokyo" Rail - Yamanote (Loop) Line Tip by machomikemd

Rail - Yamanote (Loop) Line, Tokyo: 16 reviews and 16 photos

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the JR Yamanote line is the main loop of tokyo and you would not get lost here so I would suggest you master it before taking the other JR and other train lines to other areas but remember that tickets are generic here with a base of 130 yen regardless of what JR train you will be using. the JR Yamanote Line is running as a circle and it connects most of Tokyo's major stations and urban centres including the Yrakuch area, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro with all but two of its 29 stations connecting with other railway or underground (subway) lines. the JR Yamanote trains run from about 4:30 am to about 1:20 am at intervals of 2.5 minutes at peak time. A complete loop takes 61 to 65 minutes and all trains stop at each station.

Again, like what i said before, the JR Yamanote also acts as a fare zone destination for JR tickets from locations outside Tokyo, permitting travel to any JR station on or within the loop. This refers to stations on the Yamanote Line and the Ch Line from Sendagaya to Ochanomizu. the color code of the yamanote line is yellow green!

Type: Train
Website: http://www.japanrail.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 26, 2009
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