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Monday, January 9, 2017

Getting Around Tokyo

Above, a view of the Sumida River from the Tokyo Skytree. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Tokyo, Japan is the main arrival point when traveling to Japan. It is also the one Japanese city that has many things to see in pop culture. The trick is getting around the city to see its attractions.

Fortunately, the Tokyo transit systems (there's more than one) are some of the most efficient in the world. Frankly, one does not really need a car in Tokyo.

TNT Magazine has posted a detailed article on the many transit systems available to foreign visitors for getting to and around the city.

They begin with:
The city of Tokyo has the third largest population in the world. The first two positions belong to Beijing and New Delhi. Its surface covers over 2,188 square kilometers, while the population of this thriving city numbers over 13.62 million people. Ever since the Summer Olympic Games were held in Tokyo in 1964, the city has become an increasingly popular destination. Tokyo’s infrastructure and transportation system have developed significantly over the last years, making it easier and faster for commuters and visitors to reach any part of it. 
So, how do you get around using the Tokyo Metro, the Yamanote line, Narita Express, and the Japan Rail Pass.

To read more, go here.

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