How to Use the Tokyo Subway | JAPAN TRAVEL GUIDE |
How to Use the Tokyo Subway | JAPAN TRAVEL GUIDE
In this video, I show you everything you need to know in order to use the Tokyo Metro System effectively. It can be complex and intimidating if it’s your first time in Tokyo, so hopefully this video will simplify it for you, from buying tickets to finding your destination. Don’t be scared of Tokyo Subway! It’s probably one of the world’s most efficient transportation systems, and can get you anywhere! This is the first video of my Japan Guide series, so stay tuned for more tips and tricks for traveling/moving to Tokyo, Japan!
I have people asking how to calculate their fare for a specific trip, you can use Google Maps which tells you the single ticket fare, so you will pay 5-10Yen less if you are using an IC card. You can also use Tokyo Metro’s calculator which tells you all different fares but only available for Tokyo Metro lines (so excluding TOEI/JR lines): http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/search/index.php
EXTRA INFO YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN:
Links to download apps (don’t worry, not sponsored!)
Google Maps (you can also use the web version): goo.gl/BsX25s
Tokyo Subway: goo.gl/vyqi3M
Day Pass Prices (prices as of the day this video was upload
Tokyo-Metro-Only 24h Pass – 600 Yen
Tokyo Metro & Toei 1-day Pass – 1000 Yen
Everything 1-day Pass – 1590 Yen
TOURIST-ONLY Tokyo Metro & Toei Passes – 800 Yen for 24h, 1200 Yen for 48h & 1500 Yen for 72h (available for purchase at Haneda & Narita Airports, select BIC CAMERA stores, travel agencies, etc. More about this pass: https://goo.gl/HWJLps)
TIPS FOR SAVING $$$
1. Stick to Tokyo Metro lines only – these 9 lines should get you to all touristic destinations (some may require slightly longer transit time, but it won’t be much longer than the more expensive route)
2. Avoid buses if you are just traveling – they are expensive and doesn’t provide free transfer to metro
3. Buy a combo pass if you arrive from Narita or Haneda Airport, they can save you a lot of money. More info: https://goo.gl/YxiVpo
4. Group together sights that can only be accessed by subway within the time period limited by the 24h/48h/72h metro pass. Go to sights that are accessible by foot on other days
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