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Tokyo Metro

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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It will make you feel. Like a human sardine can. People crammed. Serious. Staring at their phones. Riding the rails.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It will make you feel. Like a human sardine can. People crammed. Serious. Staring at their phones. Riding the rails.

Thank Scrappleking
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tokyo metro is one of the major blood line of transportation in Tokyo. The rail+ subway network is so complicated but convenience for anyone what to get around Tokyo. The Tokyo subway ticket is the best deal for visitor to use the Tokyo metro. The 72 hours ticket is the cheapest

Thank Kristen L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Months after my visit i am still in awe and can't stop raving about Tokyo's metro system. It's clean, modern, always on time, and it moves millions of Japanese across this incredible megapolis every day. It's also very easy and intiutive to use; even if you don't speak Japanese and there are plenty of signs, maps in multiple languages and... More 

Thank nathalienyc
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're deciding how to get around Tokyo, I highly recommend the subway system. It is clean and timely. The map is also very easy to understand for foreigners. Each subway stop has a letter followed by a number on the subway map. The letter/number combination is also visible within the station. So instead of having to memorize Japanese names... More 

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Carterville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tokyo metro provides a easy way to get around city. Avoid morning and evening rush. We purchased a 72 hr card at the airport, passport required, about $15 USD. This is an exceptional value. 72 hr begins upon first use/activation and is good on the metro network. Another option, which we also purchased, is a Suica or Passmo card. These... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very simple system and everything is also discribed in English. With the tokyo-subway-app you find the right way/line. Also the subway-employee are very helpful and speak good English. The best and cheapest way to move in tokyo.

Thank Patrick T
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the system is extensive, efficient and more reliable than the congested traffic on road surface. Yes, the stations are bright and clean, and so are the trains. But, are these not the basics we expect from a subway system in a rich city such as Tokyo? The main problem I met with is to manage transfer between lines. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tokyo has the best train/subway system in the world, at least in the world I have visited. The trains are safe, clean, and punctual, unless there is a "human accident," meaning someone takes their life. There is a color-coded system to guide visitors and an English language function available at ticket machines.

Thank warren D
Kamari, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the best and most impressive Metro in the world.It's very well organized and gives great service.So many lines and stations and while it could be complicated it's not. Clean,always on time and never late,goes everywhere and the most crazy is that you can to understand the signage even if you don't speak Japanese.Because in Tokyo everything is in Japanese.

Thank Styliprek
Hualien, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Instead of talking about how convenient Tokyo Metros is (which is a cliche), I would share some "hidden rules" while one's on board. Usually at any metro station, there's a visible and prominent sign that tells you the consumption of food is strictly prohibited once you pass the ticket-punching gate. I'm not new to Tokyo, but I was surprised to... More 

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