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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We made regular use of the metro as our hotel was out of the centre. It's cheap, clean and frequent. Tickets for single journeys are usually around 200 yen (£1.30). There are a huge number of stops though so it actually makes travel quite slow across the city.

There is also a circular JR line which goes round the outside of the city. As this is included in the Japanese railcard we bought for travelling across the country it was often better to use this - usually just as fast and free for us.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

As a non-Japanese speaker, taking the metro from my hotel to facility on the other side of town was a bit intimidating, but this turned into a great experience. You immediately learn that when in the subway walk to the left or you will become a human pinball. I also found out that you can walk almost a half a mile from where your Street entrance to the actual metro stop. Buying a ticket is a tad tricky, however you can push a button on the ticket vending machine to change language to English, Or other languages. After that, it was a breeze. You don't need to speak Japanese because all stops are referenced by a letter number combination, for example"G2". I was the only non-Japanese person on my train in either direction, I was quite surprised when the on-board announcement system was in both Japanese and clear English.

The trains are spotlessly clean, very inexpensive, and efficient.

1  Thank Yankeehoya
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Great metro system with quality carriages and great air conditioning. Buy a ticket to suit your needs, depending on your length of stay. Easy and efficient to navigate the system.

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Reviewed October 1, 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.

1  Thank RhiannonMuir
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Reviewed September 27, 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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