Tokyo Metro

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Tokyo Metro
4.5
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The area
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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TheTabascokid
Greater London, UK146 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Coming from London and it’s straightforward underground network, Tokyo’s system is certainly a little confusing at times. This is due to no overall controlling company, with each line being owned by private corporations. Due to this, you may feel a little lost when changing between lines.

Thankfully, there’s good news on two fronts. Firstly, a pre-paid Suica card is accepted across the network so once you’ve got credit, you’re good to go. Secondly, the Google maps app works very well so plan your route beforehand using the public transport tab and you’ll be fine. Just look for the departure times when you get to the platform as different routes can sometimes use the same access platform.

Once onboard, it’s all very straightforward although brace yourself for absolute silence and frowns from others if you talk too loudly. Also, unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much of a culture regarding giving up your seat to the pregnant or elderly but that’s not a fault of the networks as they do have signs requesting people do.

In summary, a great way to get around, once you’ve got used to a few head scratching moments.
Written August 21, 2021
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FishBKK4
Bangkok, Thailand160 contributions
Nov 2019
even without any knowledge of Japanese, it was easy to get around, buy tickets and find the platforms.
Written October 28, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Feb 2020
We used the metro quite extensively whilst in Tokyo in early Feb, making use of the Tokyo Wide Pass. This was, however, quite confusing as the pass only allowed access on some lines and not on others. Very complicated with all the different companies operating metro lines, but still the most efficient way to get around Tokyo.
Written May 29, 2020
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Steve57C
Dudley, UK1,397 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Excellent way to get around this humongous city, Quick, Clean and very safe.
Announcements in English as well as Japanese.
Written March 19, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Mar 2019
We love using the tokyo Metro and bought a 72 hour pass. Together with our JR pass, we could travel all over Tokyo and beyond. The metro is convenient, clean and punctual.
Written February 29, 2020
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Eswar K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates73 contributions
Apr 2019
very convenient to go around city whereever you want to go. saves time and accurate times.
i have travelled in this for about 10 days and various places
Written February 16, 2020
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Erich Reimer
Washington DC, DC95 contributions
Nov 2019
The Tokyo metro subway system is an example of a highly technologically developed and extremely well thought out/planned public transportation system within a city. The number of stations are vast and clean/stocked full of shops and stands. The actual metro system is extremely timely, clean, sensible, and with stops every few blocks in Tokyo and an easy-to-understand navigation map based on end directions with progress trackers within the car and directional pointer signs within stations to help keep you on your way. Despite its complexity it is intuitive and with an immense amount of assistance in utilizing it properly. Oh and I did I already mention how clean and comfortable it is? A true world grandeur!
Written February 15, 2020
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Nicole Jansen
The Netherlands15 contributions
Jul 2019
Even though you do not know the language, it is very easy and everything is super fast. Don't be afraid and just go. I was alone too and everything worked out fine.
Written January 20, 2020
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lakerzgirl
Dallas, TX16 contributions
Jan 2020
The system is quite easy to follow and understand even if you are unfamiliar with public transportation. On weekends, especially, there are lots of people who will help you get to the correct station and line. The trains are fast and extremely clean.
Written January 13, 2020
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Kizomama
5,113 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Tokyo Metro is always on time & efficient.
People are disciplined & courteous.
We use a prepaid card for the whole duration of our stay - 5 days in Tokyo.
We use only bus twice, once in Shibuya & also another in going to Mt. Fuji.
Written January 10, 2020
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