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“Cheap, easy, clean transport ”
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Tokyo Metro
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Once you get you’re head around the maps and ticket machines it really is the only option to travel around tokyo. It’s easier than you think so don’t let the daunting fear take over you. We didn’t get a jr rail pass and found it cheap and easy enough to buy tickets as we needed. It’s so quick to use to get around Japan with trains leaving every 5 or 10 mins. Make sure you follow the direction of foot traffic. It’s rude to talk on your phone on the train so keep that in mind & most conversations are quiet. People keep their head down reading, sleeping or looking at their phone. The locals are happy to help if you have questions or get stuck.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

3 subway tickets available 24hr 800yen, 48hr 1200yen & 72 hour 1500yen. We got our's from the BIC CAMERA stores. You will need your passport.Use on both Metro & Toei subway. Clean, efficient and on time. Free wi-fi on Toei. I believe tickets also available from airport visitor info center and tourist offices in some of the larger subway stations.
Got caught up once in the evening rush hour vvvvvery busy. Everyone waits for people to get off before getting one, very orderly. Massive shopping malls in some of the larger stations. Getting out to your correct exit can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle. Plenty of "you are here" boards to help. Very well organised transport system.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

In my books, the Tokyo Metro is one of the best subway system in the world because of its cleanliness, efficiency and punctuality. Not to mention the train is amazingly quiet, so much so that if you close your eyes, you would have thought that you are alone in the train carriage although it's pack with commuters to the brim. My only complaints about the train are the old and sometimes narrow subway stations, and its overly-complex system in that certain lines are not truly integrated, such that you have to exit the line to re-enter another line.

Thank Herbert C
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

definitely one of the better subways, travelling was easy and fun. just buy the tourist pass and you are all set.

Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Please don't let the apparent complexity nor the crowd deter you from the Tokyo Metro, still the best and most efficient way to get around. Yes it is complex but then, Tokyo is complex which also makes it great and exciting. Take the subway a couple of times and you'd get a hang of it. Best of all, now, all the signs, directions, and announcements are bilingual in Japanese and English so it's harder to get lost or miss a stop. Announcements of destinations are made just prior to departure and about a minute before arrival so there is plenty of time to anticipate. The Tokyo Metro is very efficient and clean. Trains are speedy and punctual.

Important thing to remember is Lines and Signs. The Lines (e.g. Chiyoda Line or Ginza Line) are train routes with multiple destinations/stations. At a station, pick the Line with your destination, then follow the Signs. First, start with purchasing your fare, typically at machines with both Japanese and English instructions. (The 'English' button is usually at the top right or left corner of the screen). Then keep following the Signs in the station that will direct you to your Line. Don't be shy to ask for directions, most Metro attendant and service person can speak English and they are more than willing to help. When you get to your destination keep following the Signs to exit.

If you plan your trip we'll by avoiding rush hours, you will likely not be in a sardine can situation.

Finally using the Tokyo Metro is more than just getting from point A to point B. The larger stations feels like a city by itself loaded with exciting shops and restaurants and can be a great place to get 'lost'. When you travel between Tokyo's wards, the views above ground, can be scenic and you can observe what a typical day is like in Tokyo.

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