"A marvelous Metro system" Top 5 Page for this destination Rail - Metro - Subway Tip by Bunsch

Rail - Metro - Subway, Tokyo: 69 reviews and 80 photos

  Train to Shinjuku
by Bunsch

It's always a little frightening for a stranger to descend underground...to try to get from pillar to post in a foreign language. Fortunately, the Japanese Metro system is almost fool-proof. There are lots of visual cues (with station names and other information given in English spelling as well as the Japanese characters, so you aren't left trying to puzzle out whether you've reached Omotesando or not). For the mobility challenged, there are elevators; but most stations are more easily accessed by stairways and some require a good deal of walking to make transfers, etc. The cost is very reasonable and the subways are very clean.

I had the most marvelous sense of accomplishment when I navigated from Aoyama to Akasuka to visit Senso-ji. The hardest part was finding the temple after I emerged from the underground!

Type: Subway/Metro

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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