How to Move around Tokyo

How to Move around Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (B)

With a massive amount of both train and metro stations, the capital of Japan is one of the most convenient cities to move around, and at the same time, one of the most complicated to understand. Rails are not the only method, and here I’ll make a quick review of the easiest ways and transports to move around Tokyo main areas. If you have any question or any other tip that I might’ve skipped, just let me know in a comment in the section at the end of this post.

The next recommendations are based on a general view of Tokyo, the way you move around the city will always depend on different facts, as time, distance to the nearest station or the line you need to get where you want. Before leaving one place I always do a quick check of my way using Google Maps and decide on the best route.

Tokyo has two international airports, be sure to check which one your landing and departure are taking place. It might seem unrelated as both are “in Tokyo” but it makes a huge difference in your schedule and lines you’ll take from there. The Narita Express line stops at some of the main JR train stops in Tokyo. It’s the most expensive way to go from and to Narita airport but if you have the Japan Rail pass it works here as well. If you’re on a tight budget and don’t mind taking the long way, the local Keisei line and the Asakusa line from Narita is the cheapest. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Move around Tokyo
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Josep Bautista
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Asakusa line
  • Haneda airport
  • Shinjuku station
  • Harajuku station
  • Sumida river

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