The Chuo Sobu Line in Tokyo
Ryogoku Station to Nakano Station with a Japan Rail Pass
From Ryogoku Station to Nakano Station, you will ride a section of the Chuo Sobu Line running from Chiba to Mitaka.
From Ochanomizu, some trains are rapid along the Chuo Line. The Chuo Line is one of the major railway in Japan and runs between Tokyo and Nagoya. The Chuo Sobu train signs are yellow, the Chuo train signs are orange.
Chuo and Sobu line
0 KM - Ryogoku station
Stop here for the Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium. Three grand sumo tournaments, or basho, are held at Kokugikan in the months of January, May and September, and each one lasts for 15 days. The stadium houses the Sumo Museum. Also nearby is the Edo Tokyo Museum, which focuses on the politics, culture and lifestyle of people in Tokyo over the years.
0,8 KM - Asakusabashi Station
Asakusabashi is best-known as Tokyo’s wholesale district for doll retailers.
2,8 KM - Ochanomizu Station
Several universities, colleges and schools are located in this area, making Ochanomizu a popular place for students to live.
3,6 km - Suidobashi Station
Tokyo Dome is the home stadium of the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham, two professional baseball teams. Besides baseball, the stadium also hosts American football, basketball, and wrestling matches as well as concerts, festivals, shows and other major events.
4,5 km - Iidabashi Station
The station is located above ground on the inside of the Outer Moat of the Imperial Palace, and is elevated over Mejiro-dori. You can take a pleasant stroll in the Sotobori Park, along the ancient moat. Also visit Koishikawa Korakuen, one of Tokyo’s oldest and best Japanese gardens, and Kagurazaka, the French neighbourhood of Tokyo.
6 km - Ichigaya Station
Close to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, in remembrance of Japan’s war dead.
6,8 km - Yotsuya Station
Just a 5 minute walk west of the station is Sainenji Temple, mainly known for the tomb of Hattori Hanzo, the head of a clan from the Iga Region and a famous samurai.
8,1 km - Shinanomachi Station
Stop here to visit the greenery of Jingu Gaien and inside Nikoniko Park, a popular children’s jungle gym, which features elaborate slides, simulated waterfalls and log cabins.
8,8 km - Sendagaya Station
Alight here for the National Noh Theatre, which opened in 1983 and hosts performances of Noh, classical Japanese dance theatre and Kyōgen, traditional Japanese comic theatre. Don’t miss the famous Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the most important parks of the Meiji Era. A Japanese tea house can also be found within the gardens. The gardens are very popular during hanami. After Yoyogi station, Shinjuku Station and Okubo Station you will arrive at Higashi-Nakano Station.
13 km - Higashi-Nakano Station
This is a nice residential area known for its many restaurants, most of which are located near the station.
14,9 km - Nakano Station
The area around Nakano Station is a busy shopping area. The most famous shop here is Mandarake, as it is said to have the best otaku goodies in Tokyo. Nakano Broadway, also known as the small Akihabara, is a covered shopping street, with a traditional look.