Train station in Tokyo and casual Japanese

Transportation

My name is Satomi : Tokyo “Shitamachi” Local town Concierge of Susy’s Zoo Japanese & Nail.

Have you had a trouble at a station or train in Tokyo?

・You didn’t know where a restroom is.

・There are not many station yard map.

・You didn’t know how to transfer.

・Subway is complicated.

・You can’t use wi-fi.

・You don’t know which station you should get off.

and so on

There are many people and trains and some stations is too big like Tokyo Station.

So most people would lose their way.

So I will tell you about a station and train in Tokyo.

Railways in Tokyo

There are many railways in Tokyo.

18 railway companies has the trains run in Tokyo. (2021 present)

Tokyo railways map

IC pass only for visitors in Tokyo

IC pass in Tokyo is a famous of Suica  and Pasmo.

Suica
PASMO

Now we can use IC pass from several place in Japan.

Kind of IC pass from several places in Japan

If you have IC PASS, It costs cheeper than a train ticket.

For example,

   IC Pass     A ticket   
    189 yen     190 yen 

IC pass for only visitors from 2019.

Special tickets only for visitors in Tokyo

Do you know Japan rail pass?

JAPAN RAIL PASS, a joint offering of the six companies comprising the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is the economical and convenient means of traveling throughout Japan by rail.

Special subway ticket

Let’s travel with a great deal !

How to get a JR ticket

3 types of ticket machines for JR.

The machine for

・getting the ticket.

If you have Ic pass like Suica and Pasmo, ・you can top up

・check the display

・check the history and printing.

The machine for

・Get the ticket.

・Get the commuter pass

If you have Ic pass like Suica and Pasmo,

・you can top up

・check the display

・check the history and printing.

you can top up by credit card on this machine.

This machine for

・Get the Shinkansen tickets and the special tickets.

・Get the commuter pass.

If you have Ic pass like Suica and Pasmo,

・You can top up by credit card .

You can pay by credit card.

① Check the price on the route map.

If you want to go to Ikebukulo, you have to get a 160 yen ticket.

*当駅 means “You are here”.

② Push 160 yen bottom.

③Chose how many tickets you want

This black parson means an adult and this red parson means a child.

If you chose this bottom, you can get one adult and child.

You will see total price after you chose the bottom of those bottom.

If you need a receipt, push the receipt bottom.

④ Don’t forget the change.

If you want to cancel, push the cancel bottom and If you want a staff help you, push the customer bottom.

How to get a Subway ticket

You can get a ticket and PASMO , top up, check the display and printing.

①Check the price on the route map

If you want to go to Asakusa, it cost 240 yen.

*当駅 means “You are here”.

② Push 240 yen bottom.

③Chose how many tickets you want

This black parson means an adult and this red parson means a child.

In case of Subway, you can transfer to private rail road. In that case, You have to push the connect line first and route name and station. And you can get a ticket discount ticket from a station you are to a station you want to go.

When you use some different train companies like “Tokyo metro and Toei subway” “Toei subway and private rail road” and so on, you can get a discount ticket.

If you push the connect line first, you can get a ticket.

For example, you are Kita-senjyu station on Chiyoda line and you want to go to Shinjyuku via Nishi-nippori station.

You have to chose a bottom “Vis Nishi-nippori” first and you will see a bottom Shinjyuku or price.

Casual Japanese at a station

When you want to ask a crew if you can go to Asakusa by this train.

Answer is…

Youtube

Review

It is better to get IC PASS for visitors because If you have IC pass, ticket price is cheeper.

If you go to different places for few days, it would be better to get Japan Railway Pass.

There are many great service for visitors.

Let’s travel with great services in Japan!

Reference:

JR Welcome Suica Pasmo for visitors 鉄道 Japan Rail Pass Metro route map

Metro Dig Japan

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