TOKYO CITY GUIDE : TRANSPORTATION
Following many of your emails, here’s an updating of my Tokyo posts : check out this useful city guide to help you prepare your trip (in a very Mademoiselle Le K’s way, lol)! Let’s start with the famous chiketatsu (subway): here are some pictures to give you the mood (lol) …
The Chiketatsu is THE safest and cheapest way to move in Tokyo.
Don’t panic, indications and station names are translated in English! It is a world with huge stations where several companies officiate on different metro routes (wide range of prices, lol).
And for the more active, you can even learn Japanese … on the wharf, decrypting the ideograms (and their phonetic) sticked on graphic cars (photo below).
I revised verbs before the train leaves.
Time is precious. Once in the train, I will be sleeply between stations like every Tokyo people. Sat, stand-up, young and old, women, children, salary men or hypesters: everybody falls sleeping!
Lulled by the sweet female voice that dis-tinc-ly announces the next station, I could improve my pronunciation, “Shin-ju-ku, Shin-ju-ku“, “Taka-dano-baba” (I love it!). Not to mention in the endless corridors, I practised the classics: “leftO“, “rightO!”! Tokyo forever …
Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés
More about Tokyo subway & trains : http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2017.html