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Getting Around Tokyo

No matter where you're going, take the name and address of the place you are going written in Japanese.

Taxis are expensive in Tokyo but can be a good way for groups to get around or for very short trips. Most taxi drivers don't speak any English so you should carry the Japanese name and address of your destination to show to the driver. The back seat doors of Japanese taxis are automatic and the driver will open and close them for you -- do not attempt to open and close the doors yourself. As with the rest of Japan, taxi drivers are not tipped.

Tokyo's public transportation system is the most comprehensive in the world -- clean, safe, user-friendly and punctual (most running every 3 minutes in peak hours and around every 10 minutes in the early morning and late at night). The subway and train systems are run by several different companies and getting around the city can be confusing, but doable. Going from one place to another in the city may require transferring lines two or even three times, each of which may require buying a new ticket at the station. Don't worry if you get lost, there are train/metro staff at every station and are more than happy to help. To make things easy on yourself, have two maps; one in your native language and one in Japanese (or a map with both your language and Japanese printed). Find your destination on your map, check the letter and number, and then find it on your Japanese map. This will help you recognize when you've arrived at your destination. And by having the two maps, if you find you need assistance, your Japanese map will make it a snap to get assistance from fellow Japanese travelers who are more than willing to give you a hand. Trains and subways in Tokyo generally run between 4:00am and midnight - 1:00am. Trains and subways in Tokyo get extremely crowded during morning and afternoon rush hours (and at times at the end of the night), therefore it is recommended to avoid taking the train/metro during these peak hours. (If you're adventurous, go on and hop on a train during peak hours for a real Tokyo experience!) Tickets for trains and subways in Tokyo can be purchased at vending machines inside the stations. You can get one-way or round-trip, though there is no discount for return travel. A good option for visitors to Tokyo are prepaid fare cards (SUICA cards). You can purchase them with a minimum balance of 1,000 yen including a 500 yen deposit, and they can be used on almost all of the regular trains, subways, and buses in the city. Prepaid fare cards can be recharged at any time and are very easy to use - just wave it over the touch pad as you enter and exit the gate. They are also helpful if you don't read Japanese as some of the fare maps at smaller stations are in Japanese only. Any leftover amount including the deposit is refunded when you return the card, though a 210 yen handling fee will be charged. (Public Transportation Etiquette Notes:  When taking public transportation in Tokyo, you are to turn your cell phone to vibrate or off while on the train. If you forget, and your phone rings, quietly apologize to those around you and quickly switch to vibrate (or turn it off completely). Do not talk on your cell phone when taking public transportation - this is considered rude (notice all the "no talking on cell phone" signs everywhere). If you absolutely must speak while on the train, do so quietly. And lastly, when exiting your train car, move to and stay on the left side of escalators and walkways so that those who are in a rush can use the righthand side to pass. The Japanese follow this rule of etiquette very strictly.

Buses in Tokyo are slower than trains and subways, and few of the routes have information labeled in English. The set rate for city Tokyo city buses is around 200 yen and the price is the same no matter where you get off. Put the change in the fare box by the driver when you get on the bus. There is a change machine if you only have bills. Show the driver your destination in Japanese.

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