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Tokyo-to Transportation

  • From to the Airport

    Tokyo Transportation

    The Kaisei Skyliner is one of two high-speed train options to get you between Tokyo and Narita Airport (the other is Japan Rail's Narita Express). Though the Narita Express seems to be more popular and more famous, probably because it goes to Tokyo and Shinjuku Stations, the Skyliner is faster, less expensive, and it has trains earlier in the day...

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  • Rail - In and out of Tokyo by Train

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    Japan has one of the most extensive and advanced rail systems in the world with numerous private and municipal companies providing service local and long distance, usually at reasonable prices compared to other forms of transportation. One of the most outstanding examples of Japan's trains is the Shinkansen, which literally means "new trunk line."...

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  • Rail - Metro - Subway

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    The Narita Express, operated by East Japan Railway Company (aka JR East), has direct trains from central Tokyo to the airport for just 2,940 Yen ($40 USD)... similar to the cost of a taxi to the airport in many other cities. You can purchase your tickets at Narita, and just jump on the train that conveniently stops right under the terminal. The...

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  • Waterbus & Ferry

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    spring peace-- a mouse licking up Sumida River What? The Sumida River runs for 27 kilometers through Tokyo from the Arakawa River to Tokyo Bay. Th path of the Sumida was originally the route of the Arakawa, but the Arakawa was rerouted late in the Meiji Period to reduce the risk of flooding in central Tokyo. Along its length there are 26...

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  • Road - Taxi & Bus

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    Taxis are expensive, yet easy and reliable in Tokyo. The first 2km of the taxi ride will typically run you 710 Yen (almost USD 10), then you will pay about 80 Yen for each additional 274m ( about USD 1 for each 1/6 of a mile). If the taxi sits stationary in traffic, it will cost another 80 Yen for each two minutes. At night, between 11pm and 5am,...

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  • Rail - Rail Passes

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    JR Pass is a special arrangement for tourists visiting Japan. With JR Pass you will be able to use Japan Rail ordinary trains as well as Shinkansen. Shinkansen also known as bullet trains provide comfortable and fast journeys (upto 300 km per hour), but it comes with an expensive price. The fastest of Shinkansen is Nozomi which only travels...

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  • Getting Around the City - General Info

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    As you can see on photo #1 the info board in Tokyo station is misleading. Surest way to get on the local train for Sendagaya is to change trains at Ochanomizu or Yotsuya. Then pick a yellow train bound for Mitaka. Sendagaya station is the station with a drinking fountain with shogi-piece shaped monument. After getting off from the station, go up...

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  • Rail - Yamanote (Loop) Line

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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...

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  • Tokyo Station

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    For the most part, the crowds were not bad but during the busy times of the day - there were a lot of people! The underground subway stations are clean and had kiosks selling candy, ties, and magazines. Every station have helpful information desks where you could go to ask questions about getting to your destination. Depending in your...

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  • Map - Atras

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    You can pick a free metro network map on many bigger metro stations. Either in Japanese (big or very tiny) or in English (a folded pamphlet). The best bet is to take care of it already at Narita airport. Go to the Tourist Info desk and get your free stuff (along with some free maps of Tokyo itself).

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  • Road - Bicycle

    Tokyo Transportation

    Although we're now reusing railway rights-of-way as bicycle paths, much of the USA is behind the times when it comes to the commuting use of bicycles. I was absolutely enchanted to see that the Japanese have embraced it with a passion. You'd expect to see young(er) people pedaling, but how lovely to see an elegant lady of mature years, dressed to...

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  • Shinjuku Station

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    Shinjuku station is the busiest station in the world with more than 2 million people passing through it and quite accordingly it is rather complex. If you come to Tokyo from the western Kantô area or generally from the west on other trains than the Shinkansen then your might be bound for Shinjuku. From here do also the trains to the...

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  • Station tips - Ueno

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    Taxis from Narita to Tokyo are frightfully expensive and a much better solution is to take the train. There are several choices depending on where you want to go, how fast you want to get there, and how much you want to pay. As my hotel was situated in Asakusa, I took a train to Ueno Station, a short taxi ride away from my hotel. At Narita...

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  • Sharing 8 seater taxi from haneda AP to...

    Me n my husband are travelling on airasia to tokyo on 30 May 2012. Due to Our late arrival on 11.30pm. I don't think we are able to take the last train to shinjuku, hence we r Looking for a couple or small family (max 6 pple ) to share a 8 seater taxi from Haneda to shinjuku area. Price quoted is yen 10 000. We dont mind share it equally. Thx

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  • High way bus from/to JR Tokyo Station

    The High way bus terminal is located at Yaesu Exit of JR Tokyo Station.Main destinations - Nagoya- Kyoto- Osaka- Kobe- Kanazawa

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  • Subways in Tokyo

    The Subways in Tokyo covers almost every area where you wish to visit in the city.[Back to Tokyo-to]

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  • Haneda Airport

    Haneda Airport is an airport with an international airline and a domestic flight, is located in Tokyo-to as a gate way to Japan.[Back to Tokyo-to]

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  • Airport Limousine Bus

    The airport limousine bus is one of the cheapest and comfortable ways of getting from the airport to various parts of Tokyo, especially the hotels. There is good efficiency and they even have a website in English for you to plan before (see below). Still it will cost you an average of about US$30 for a single trip, but this is what you should...

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  • Tokyo Subway

    The best and cheapest way to fet around Tokyo is to take the Tokyo sub-way system. The sub-way system in Tokyo is very complicated so you have to be very careful to find your way around, especially at the Shinjuku station which is really huge with many different lines. However, there are signages in English which will provide some help. If you are...

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  • Using Smart Phone Apps in Japan - Data...

    Yes, good app, but...The problem with these applications is that they use data to stream info to your phone. The roaming charge in Japan for data is about $28/MB. You can easily run up a $250+ bill for data that you won't even know about until a month after you are back home.If you don't have a local phone, it's just as easy to save the train maps...

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  • NARITA EXPRESS

    PROBABLY THE FASTEST TRAIN FROM NARITA AIRPORT THE THE CITY OF TOKYO...!!!!!N'EX takes just 53 minutes to cover the distance between Tokyo Station and Narita Airport.N'EX offers direct service to the airport from variety of major stations in Tokyo Metropolitan areas such as Omiya, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yokohama and Ofuna. This is quickly...

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  • SUICA CARD

    THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE "SUICA CARD " IS THAT IT COVERS A LOT OF MODES OF TRANSPORTATION...SUCH AS CITY BUSES...SUBWAYS AND TRAINS AND ALSO IT AND A NEX CARD GET YOU ON THE NARITA EXPRESS..ALSO GOOD ON THE KESEI TRAIN...As of March 18, 2007, all of Tokyo's trains and subways can finally be used with a single ticket: the Suica or PASMO prepaid...

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  • KEISEI LINE...SKYLINER

    A SUPER WAY TO GET TO TOKYO. .NOT AS FAST OR AS EXPENSIVE AS THE NARITA EXPRESS.. BUT A FABULOUS%c WAY TO TRAVEL..... ..Airport express, Skyliner connects Narita Airport directly with downtown. It takes 51 minutes from Nippori Station, and 56 minutes from Keisei Ueno Station. Trains depart every 40 minutes .All seats are reserved. You can relax...

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  • Narita Express to/from Central Tokyo

    The Narita Express (NE'X) is the most convenient way to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station. For a little extra money, the train can also take you to Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yokohama and a few other locations. Tokyo Station is the main hub of all the JR trains, metro and subway lines in Tokyo-to, so from here it is easy to find other ways to get...

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  • Shibuya Station - anywhere in Tokyo by...

    (last date took the JR train - June 3, 16, 2007)Shibuya Station to anywhere in Tokyo by JR Train (Yamanote Line)Important Stations: Tokyo, Shinagawa,Meguro, Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno, AkihabaraTokyo Station Yurakucho Shimbashi Hamamatsucho Tamachi Shinagawa Osaki Gotanda Meguro Ebisu Shibuya Harajuku Yoyogi Shinjuku...

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  • Ticket office

    The Ticket office at JR Tokyo Station, you can buy any JR tickets.

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  • Tokyo Monorail

    Tokyo Monorail is a monorail train system connecting Haneda Airport to JR Hamamatsucho Station.The train can be used when you will go to Tokyo from Haneda Airport; a journey time between two stations is 21 minutes and cost you 470 yen.

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  • Wayer bus

    The water bus comfortably takes you to the Port of Tokyo and other bayside spots alone the Sumidagawa River. There are places of scenic and histric interest as well as amusement spots the Sumidagawa River and bay areas of Tokyo. Waterway traffic will add your sightseeing enjoyment.[Back to Tokyo-to]

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  • English bus tour in Tokyo

    Hato Bus, means Pigeon Bus in Japanese, provides a bus tour in Tokyo and around Tokyo.You can take English-speaking half-day, full-day and night tours.[Back to Tokyo-to]

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  • Holiday Pass, for traveling Tokyo, only...

    Holiday Pass is a economical ticket for tourist traveling Tokyo.The passenger has unlimited use of JR, Tokyo monorail and Yurikamome line covered the following main destinations.Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, around Tokyo, Chiba, Kisarazu, Yokohama, Hiratsuka, Okutama-Fare of the ticket is only 2300 Yen-Validity of the ticket is one day.[Back to...

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  • JR's Tokyo one day Pass

    If you want to go around Tokyo by a train, JR's Tokyo one day Pass is a very economical and convenient ticket.The fare of the ticket for an adult is 730 Yen a day.The ticket can be bought at any JR Station, and it covers Yamanote Line, Chuo Line from Nishi-ogikubo Station to Koiwa Station, Takasaki Line to Ukimafunato Station, Jyoban Line to...

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  • JR Tokyo Station

    JR Tokyo Station, built in 1914, the distinctive brown stone construction is of the Renaissance style.There is an art museum on the second floor.[Back to Tokyo-to]

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  • Train from Narita Airport to Tokyo

    There is a JR East train line which links Narita Airport to Tokyo (Shinjuku station). One way journey costs about 3500 yen and journey takes about 80 minutes in comfortable train (see photo). It is very easy to buy the train ticket, simply go to the train ticket counter at the arrival hall and check with the staff (they can speak good English and...

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  • Sumida River Cruise

    You can go a cruise down the Sumida River and go pass the many bridges of the river all the way to its opening into Tokyo Bay. There is a boarding point of the cruise near to the Asakusa sub-way station near to the famous Asakusa Shrine. More information is at the webpage below.

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  • Sky Bus Tokyo

    One good city tour of Tokyo is via the Sky Bus Tokyo, which is a double deck bus with an opened top. For more information including the course map, price, departure times etc, you can check out their website below.

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  • Walking in Tokyo

    One of the best way to experience Tokyo is by walking if you have a map. I have tried and it is a very good experience and Tokyo is one of the safest city and the traffic is very orderly. Furthermore, there are many signboards and road maps, especially near to the sub-way stations (see photo).

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  • Hato Bus Sightseeing

    If you want to have a sightseeing tour of Tokyo via buses, or travel out of the city, then the Hato Bus service may be of some help to you. Please check out their website below, or go to their office which is near to the Tokyo Sub-way station.

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  • Tokyo Taxis (Cabs)

    Tokyo Taxis are generally clean, very safe but costly. The minimum fare varies from 540 yen to 660 yen for the first 2 kilometers, and rise rapidly thereafter. A meter box displays the amount, and you can ask for a receipt upon arrival. Drivers are always white-gloved, invariably courteous and usually take the most direct route. Sometimes late...

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  • JR PASS

    The JR pass can only be bought outside of Japan...and it saved us hundreds of dollars...it's definitely worth the money! The bullet trains were fast, convenient and comfortable. It was like first class seats on an airplane...yep...the japanese know how to do everything better!If you'd like to plan a schedule before heading over...the following...

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  • Narita Airport

    International flights to Tokyo will land at the Narita Airport (see website below). This is not a very new airport, but it is efficient and busy. Please note that Narita Airport is rather far from Tokyo city and the cheapest way to get to Tokyo is to take a bus or train. Do not take a taxi as this will lost you lots of money (US$100 or more) ! If...

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  • Tokyo Subways

    Get a map of the subway and familiarize yourself with the lines/colors of the station. The subways run all over the city and is a great way to get around from different areas (like Ginza, Shinjuku, Roppongi, etc). After your first, second, maybe up to your fourth try, it'll be easy. If you have trouble using the vending machine or don't know what...

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  • JR Train to Yokohama

    You can take the JR Train from downtown Tokyo to Yokohama in about 45 minutes. The JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line goes to Yokohama. But be warned, that at the Kamata station you'll need to get off and switch to another train.When I stopped at the Kamata station, I noticed everyone else leaving, and thought "Gee, isn't this a popular stop". Thankfully a...

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  • Peak-hour on the subway

    If you plan on using the subway at peak-hour be ready to squish in and throw all concepts of personal space out the window.JR trains are often less crowded than the subways.

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  • Shinjuku Station to Takao-san guchi

    Shinjuku Station to Takao-san guchiThe cheapest way to visit Mt. Takao is to take train from Shinjuku Station (Keio Line).Train Fare: 370 Yen Travel time: 1 hour

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  • Tokyo Station to Maihama Station...

    Maihama Station is the nearest Station to visit Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea.a. Tokyo Station JR Keiyo Line Train fare - 210 Yenb. JR Musashino Line (about 15 minutes)Train fare - 210 Yenget off at JR Maihama Station (South Exit)

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