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Tokyo Metro

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I liked the metro system. At first it was a bit of a "YIKES" moment then I seen the large map in English. Also the ticket machines have an english option. All the signs to the... read more

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I liked the metro system. At first it was a bit of a "YIKES" moment then I seen the large map in English. Also the ticket machines have an english option. All the signs to the various lines are in English as well. Nice clean well looked after metro and great value for money.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tokyo Metro System is an essential tool for traveling to the far-flung attractions and places to visit in the huge Tokyo area. We bought the travel card making the whole process very stream-lined as you shift and change amongst the various well-signed lines. The stations and cars seem clean, but the stairs into and out are often steep.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two years ago I wrote after visiting the Tokyo Metro... "If you really want to see a great city like Tokyo and see how it works, it's not just the attractions you need to look at look at how the city works everyday, and there's no better way to do that than to travel on Tokyo Metro particularly during rush... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best metro in the world! There is a metro every two minutes and is never too busy, if is busy there is no problem, just wait two minutes more. There are some rules in the metro, no speaking too load, put off the sound from your phone, and usually they never answer to a call when they are there.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The train system in Tokyo is amazing. Even for an English speaker everything is clear, clean, efficient, and easy to navigate. Skip the taxi, save the walk, and experience the underground Tokyo joys.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The metro takes you exactly where you want to go with little or no hassle once you get the swing of it. Do not buy individual tickets get a Pasmo Card - it makes it so much easier. At times there are no crowds at all.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Metro is designed with the rights requirements. It flows flawlessly with the JR lines (including the bullet train N700) and subway. They can teach us Americans a whole lot in regards to transportation. I hope the Japanese were invited to the table when California talks about a high speed trains. Effortless to maneuver around Japan. Love that N700... See... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The metro is really easy to use, and the staff who man it are more than willing to help you with tickets. If you're moving around quite a lot, get a day pass. It's quite affordable. We did get on the metro at peak times and, whilst it was very busy, it wasn't as bad as I'd feared. Although, coming... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the subway system in Tokyo and prefer it to the train and bus. Here are the reasons why I love it and find it easy to use: they have a really easy to use and clear app to use on smartphones, the lines are all colour coded so you look for the colour circle rather than a Japanese... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid 170 yen (about £1.50) each for a single ticket from Shibuya to Shinjinku. Our first trip and the station guard was extremely helpful! Seek them out if you are unsure which ticket to get. Trains are clean (far far cleaner than the London Underground and New York subway). Enjoy!

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