JR East Kanto Area

JR East Kanto Area: Phone Number, JR East Kanto Area Reviews: 3.5/5

JR East Kanto Area
3.5
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Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.

3.5
153 reviews
Excellent
29
Very good
51
Average
57
Poor
11
Terrible
5

RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,735 contributions
Many Exits at Ikebukuro Station
Oct 2019
When getting off Yamanote Line at Ikebukuro Station, I’ve learned to use the correct exit to go to the right destination. The North Exit is for Hotel Metropolitan. For this time we made sure that Central Exit is for Tobu Hope Centre, where our favourite Hoshino Coffee Shop is.
Written October 27, 2019
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Arya1113
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
Left our backpack on overhead storage
May 2018 • Couples
We visit tokyo for a week and stayed at shinjuku area, so yamanote line is very useful for us to travel around. My tips: First avoid rush hour in the morning and worst the night time rush hour. The train is pack and even moving your body will not be possible, unless somebody push you. On our last day May 26 2018 we are heading to Ueno to take skyliner. After alighting my husband realized he forgot to take back his backpack so we immediately seek help to the station but unfortunately due to communication barrier he cannot understand us. He give us the number to call but no one pick up and when somebody did , no one can understand coz the english agent will be available only from 10am to 6pm.
Second: when your going to japan keep emergency number in case similar thing happen.
Third: use suica or pasmo card so you dont have to buy ticket every single journey. Do not take the tokyo metro unlimited rides if your staying shin-okubo area(not much of use coz yamanote line is different from metro line and alike)
Fourth: No matter how heavy your things do not put on overhead storage coz the influx of people will make you forget things (our fault).
As of now we are still hoping we can find our backpack...
Written May 28, 2018
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Joy_Sinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,388 contributions
JR East - Railway Service, Kanto Region
Apr 2018 • Solo
JR East is the primary railway connectivity service in the Kanto region connecting all localities, important landmarks through service ranging from local, rapid, express to limited express trains. There are multiple routes and each route has a specific colour code for easier identification. Travelling is easy using cash purchased tickets or to get a IC card called SUICA or PASMO which can be recharged with a substantial amount and avoids purchasing tickets each time.
The JR Yamanote Green line runs in a circular manner in the centre of Tokyo city and passes all the major localities and landmarks and is very convenient. The services are available from around 5.30 in the morning till midnight.
Written April 15, 2018
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,735 contributions
Convenient Yamanote Line
Mar 2018 • Solo
While staying at Hotel Metropolitan in Ikebukuro, I found it convenient to use the Yamanote Line, as its North Exit is very close to the hotel. The station staff was helpful, when I wanted to check the account balance of my Suica card.
Written April 9, 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
Always punctual
Feb 2018 • Couples
If you need to get somewhere quick, the JR lines are usually the quickest as they have commuter service which skips smaller stops and heads right to busier locations. It wasn’t the cheapest service but usually the quickest and when you are touring and have limited time, time is of the essence. It was chilly in February but the heaters kept us very warm and at times a bit too warm.
Written March 1, 2018
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TravelEatXplore
Boston, MA5,154 contributions
Easy and convenient
Dec 2017 • Friends
The metro rail connect to Jr rail. I find it easy and convenient to get around Tokyo. Get the PASMO card for 500 yen. You can put your name on the card. Then add value to the card. The machine is located at every stations. Each ride is about 2 usd. Well worth it. Ps. Some jr rail are express train. So read it carefully.
Written December 5, 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,352 contributions
A Good Way To Get Around Tokyo
Feb 2017 • Couples
They are clean and reliable and the service is frequent particularly on the Yamanote Line (Green) which circles Tokyo and the Sobu Line (yellow).JR East also operate the Narita Express and the Monorail from Haneda. For visitors who are non-Japanese and enter on a temporary 90 day visa the JR Pass is a good way to save money if you are travelling out of Tokyo on the Shinkensan. Also consider buying a 'Suica" Card which can be loaded up and avoids buying individual tickets and is a little cheaper if you are travelling around Tokyo
Written February 20, 2017
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LucaSimione
Rome, Italy16 contributions
Nice metro service, terrible air conditioner
Oct 2016 • Couples
I was in Tokyo for a week and I used several times the Jr line. Even if it was October and the weather was not so good, the air conditioner was turned on, with bursts of cold air directed on people in the train.
This is completely insane.

A part of this, the trains are cleaned up constantly and always in time.
Written October 19, 2016
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,735 contributions
Narita Express
Nov 2015 • Solo
If you are staying in the vicinity of Tokyo Station, it’s convenient to use Narita Express. As I was staying near Ikebukuro Station, it was more convenient for me to use Keisei Skyliner. But my friend suggested that I should try Narita Express, because she had found that their seats were more comfortable than the seats of Skyliner. This option also required me to go through two train stations with my heavy suitcase. After all, it took longer to get to Narita Airport.
Written July 3, 2016
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yesiltren
Japan1,039 contributions
The trains tend to be delayed, . . .
May 2016 • Solo
The trains tend to be delayed but there are a lot of train services in Japan, so you need not have to worry about missing them. If you need to wait at the train station, there are several shops and cafes where you can enjoy or take some rest. Some of them are available after you get into the ticket gate.
Written May 25, 2016
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