35 Tips for Riding the Subway & Trains in Tokyo

Published on May 14, 2017 by Chris

35 tips to help you ride the trains, subway, and Shinkansen in Tokyo Japan. I cover everything you need to know to successfully navigate Tokyo’s public transportation system including how to buy tickets, how to plan your trip, and how to ride the train itself.

Just some of the tips in the video:
– Rail in Tokyo is run by multiple companies
– No single ticket covers all trains in Tokyo
– Above ground trains and bullet train primarily run by JR
– Subways run by private companies
– Station maps don’t show all lines
– Use route planning applications like Hyperdia
– Plan out your trip beforehand
– JR Pass comes in many different varieties
– JR Pass good for long distances but not very good for transport in Tokyo
– JR Pass doesn’t work on Subway
– You can use JR Pass to reserve seats on the Bullet train
– Tickets are distance based are price based on distance
– Prices are shown on station map

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