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Comfort and Convenience of Tokyo metro

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Contents

1.Convinience of Tokyo metro

2.How to find Your Subway Line

3.How to Buy Your Ticket

4.How to Get off the Subway

5.How to Transfer

6.What is the Tokyo Metro Guide?
  1. Summary
I will show you how to use Tokyo metro. It looks like compricated but once you understand how to do, it’s easy to use.   You can get to most popular places in Tokyo with Tokyo Metro such as Sensoji Temple (Asakusa), the scramble crossing (Shibuya), Kabukicho (Shinjuku), Tsukiji Market (Tsukiji), Kabuki-za (Higashi-ginza) and Tokyo Tower (Kamiyacho)

 

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Convinience of Tokyo metro

High Frequency of Trains

Trains come very frequently so there is no need to wait long for the next train. On major lines during rush hour in the morning and evening, trains come every 2-3 minutes.

Direct Underground Access to Popular Tourists Spots

The subway is directly connected underground to popular tourist spots such as Tokyo Skytree and Roppongi Hills so you can reach them without getting wet on rainy days.

How to Find Your Subway Line

Confirming the Entrance

Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway operate the subways in Tokyo. At the entrance to each station, you will see the subway sign and the name of the subway station. Be sure to remember the station name, number and line color (circular colored outline) of the subway line you want to ride. You will see the combination of a letter (representing the line) and a number (representing the station) within a circular colored outline (representing the color of the line), which is called a station number.

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Finding the Subay Line

When you get to the station, confirm the way to the subway line with the overhead sign. You will see line symbol and the name of the subway line that could help guide you to the fare gate. Be sure to follow the arrow to go to the appropriate subway line.

How to Buy Your Ticket

Finding you fare

First, search for the fare to your destination. You can search for it using the English fare chart located close to the ticket vending machines.

You can also search for your fare using a fare search system or a smartphone app.

After finding your fare, buy your ticket at the ticket vending machine.

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How to get off the subway

Finding the Fare Gate to Exit

When you get off the train, look at the direction board to find the right gate and exit number in order to go to your destination.

Fare Adjustment

If you traveled further than the ticket you bought allows, you can pay the extra fare at a fare adjustment machine located near the fare gates. When you place your ticket into the machine, it will display the fare difference you owe. After inserting the difference, take your ticket and pass through the fare gate.

Exiting the Fare Gate

When traveling with a regular ticket, the gate will not return your ticket. However, when using a 1-day Open Ticket, be sure to take it as you pass through the gate.

How to transfer

When transferring

In some subway stations, you must pass through the fare gates when transferring lines, even when they are both Tokyo Metro lines. In that case, when changing from one Tokyo Metro line to another, pass through the special orange transfer gates.

If you take longer than 30 minutes to change trains, you will need to purchase a new ticket. However, when using a PASMO card, be aware that the appropriate fare will be deducted automatically the next time you pass through an entrance gate.

Finding Your Exit

After exiting the fare gate, you can find your exit number on the yellow exit signs and on the vicinity map. After finding your exit number, follow the appropriate exit signs. All signs are written in both Japanese and English.

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What is the Tokyo Metro Guide?

Tokyo Metro distributes a convenient pamphlet, useful for sightseeing in Tokyo. It contains basic information on riding the train, sightseeing spots, guide of airport access, convenient discount tickets and a Tokyo subway map with index for easier identification of each stations.

It can be found at Narita Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (at the Tourist Information Center) and most Tokyo Metro stations.

Summary

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You can get to most popular places in Tokyo with Tokyo Metro.

Trains come very frequently so there is no need to wait long for the next train.

Tokyo Metro distributes a convenient pamphlet, useful for sightseeing in Tokyo. It contains basic information on riding the train, sightseeing spots, guide of airport access, convenient discount tickets and a Tokyo subway map with index for easier identification of each stations.

 

    

    

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