"The most practical way to get..." Getting Around the City - General Info Tip by AndreasK


The most practical way to get around in Tokyo is to use the subway. The Yamanote Line is a circle line of the JR East that connects all the large satellite downtown of Tokyo. The lines leading to the outer regions of the city and the suburbs are owned by private railway companies. Some of these companies belong to a department store chain like Tobu, Seibu or Tokyu. A subway map with Roman letters (see picture) is very helpful. Carry it always with you if you don't know Japanese! There are still quite a few stations in Tokyo that show maps in Kanji signs only.

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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