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Left our backpack on overhead storage

We visit tokyo for a week and stayed at shinjuku area, so yamanote line is very useful for us to... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Arya1113
via mobile
Always punctual

If you need to get somewhere quick, the JR lines are usually the quickest as they have commuter... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Daniel A
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We visit tokyo for a week and stayed at shinjuku area, so yamanote line is very useful for us to travel around. My tips: First avoid rush hour in the morning and worst the night time rush hour. The train is pack and even moving...More

Thank Arya1113
Reviewed 15 April 2018

JR East is the primary railway connectivity service in the Kanto region connecting all localities, important landmarks through service ranging from local, rapid, express to limited express trains. There are multiple routes and each route has a specific colour code for easier identification. Travelling is...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 9 April 2018

While staying at Hotel Metropolitan in Ikebukuro, I found it convenient to use the Yamanote Line, as its North Exit is very close to the hotel. The station staff was helpful, when I wanted to check the account balance of my Suica card.

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 1 March 2018

If you need to get somewhere quick, the JR lines are usually the quickest as they have commuter service which skips smaller stops and heads right to busier locations. It wasn’t the cheapest service but usually the quickest and when you are touring and have...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The metro rail connect to Jr rail. I find it easy and convenient to get around Tokyo. Get the PASMO card for 500 yen. You can put your name on the card. Then add value to the card. The machine is located at every stations....More

Thank calvin2424
Reviewed 20 February 2017

They are clean and reliable and the service is frequent particularly on the Yamanote Line (Green) which circles Tokyo and the Sobu Line (yellow).JR East also operate the Narita Express and the Monorail from Haneda. For visitors who are non-Japanese and enter on a temporary...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I was in Tokyo for a week and I used several times the Jr line. Even if it was October and the weather was not so good, the air conditioner was turned on, with bursts of cold air directed on people in the train. This...More

Thank LucaSimione
Reviewed 3 July 2016

If you are staying in the vicinity of Tokyo Station, it’s convenient to use Narita Express. As I was staying near Ikebukuro Station, it was more convenient for me to use Keisei Skyliner. But my friend suggested that I should try Narita Express, because she...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The trains tend to be delayed but there are a lot of train services in Japan, so you need not have to worry about missing them. If you need to wait at the train station, there are several shops and cafes where you can enjoy...More

Thank Vacationer807484
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Yamanote-sen is a loop line with 29 stations in Tokyo. It began its service back in 1885 and is one of Tokyo’s busiest and most important lines. Nowadays many stations are connected to Tokyo Metro or other railway lines. A few years ago they began...More

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