|Above, Harajuku Station is the oldest wooden station, built in 1924. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Tokyo is well known for its efficient subway system, but it also has surface trains that are equally efficient.
Perhaps the most well-known and, probably, the most important train line in Tokyo is the JR Yamanote Line that encircles central Tokyo.
I have taken rides on the Yamanote Line many times during eight visits to Tokyo. That, plus other train and subway lines, make car ownership almost unnecessary.
Japanistas.com has an article on different train station stops that the Yamanote Line makes.
They begin with:
A popular drinking game among the Japanese is called the “Yamanote Sen” game, or the Yamanote Line game. It basically involves saying a name of any train station on the circular Yamanote line while keeping to a rhythm that everyone claps to. Missing a beat or repeating a station results in a forfeit of drinking up!
Be it secret training, so to speak, for an impromptu round of the Yamanote Line drinking game, or to impress the locals with your station knowledge, here is a brief introduction to the Yamanote Line and all its stations.
|Above, boarding the Yamanote Line at Shinjuku Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
To read more, go here.