Let’s go to Tokyo.
Getting around in Tokyo.
The train system in Tokyo is misertravel’s favorite mode of transportation and easiest to understand for foreigners. The map is available in a few languages. Click on the map to be directed to the official site. If you finding it difficult to understand the map, travel directions are incorporated with the train and schedule using Google maps. This made it a lot easier for misertravel after studying the map.
The site gives you ticket information, however, just like misertravel, you may find yourself staring at the ticket machine for a while before figuring out where to start. Click here for instructions.
If you plan on using the train a lot during the day, you might want to consider the one day unlimited metro card. It’s a real bargain for a major city.
Where to Stay?
You have a lot of option on where to stay in Tokyo. Misertravel recommends using the map function when selecting a hotel in Tokyo and pick one based on your budget, likeness, where you need to be, near a train stop within the city. This will give you a great price range and selection and Tokyo has a great train transportation system. Misertravel prefers hotels walking distance to the city center/Tokyo Station for easy commute to everywhere else by train.
What to see?
Start listing all the attractions you would like to visit in Tokyo, and plan on visiting them using the train. It’s the best and most economical way to see all of Tokyo’s top attractions. The unlimited 24 hour metro train card is a real bargain. Google maps works very well with train schedule and walking directions to all the sites in Tokyo.
Best value for first class flights. Long haul flights to and from Tokyo are good to redeem frequent flyer miles for flat bed first class. You can find flat bed first class tickets from North America to Tokyo at a real bargain because of competition.