Marunouchi Line Tokyo Metro 東京地下鉄丸ノ内線

  • Published on : 15/07/2014
  • by : Japan Experience

Marunouchi Line: read a guide to the Marunouchi Line of the Tokyo Metro, one of the busiest lines in Tokyo that connects Tokyo Station with Shinjuku Station.

Using the Tokyo Subway

Here are some useful tips for using the Tokyo subway system.

1. First buy a pre-paid travel card, such as a Suica or Pasmo card. They require a refundable 500 yen initial charge, but make subway use infinitely easier than having to buy a paper ticket at a station whenever you ride a train. You only need to touch your card for a second on the sensor at the ticket wicket as you pass through.

2. Identify in advance the number of the exit you will need to take at the destination station and ...

3. having identified that exit, board the car closest to that destination exit. You will save time (and be less likely to get lost) if you can board the car that will stop closest to the destination station exit you will leave from. There are charts for that purpose on the station wall showing the right car for each exit at each station, or you can ask a station attendant. " no deguchi ni oriru no de, dono sha-ryo ni noreba ii desu ka." ("I'm getting off at Exit ??? of ??? Station, so please tell me which number car I should board.")

4. Mind your manners. Don't eat or drink on the train, don't put luggage on the seat beside you, don't talk on your cell phone, and if you're talking to people, talk quietly.

Tokyo Subway

Tokyo Subway

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