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[JPN] Various JR/Toei Bus

Postby Composition Dept » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:27 pm

I recently had a holiday in Tokyo for 1 week and enjoyed it immensely. Being a Japan Rail Pass holder I took advantage of the magnificent JR system.

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The Yamanote Line platforms at Shimbashi station. This is the nearest station to my hotel.

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A JR East E231-500 Yamanote Line train approaching the platform at Shimbashi station. This train would be the clockwise direction train bound for Shinagawa, Shibuya and Shinjuku.

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The electronic PID at the waiting area in Tokyo Terminal for the Shinkansen. The fastest Shinkansen service I can take with the Rail Pass is the Hikari.

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PID at the platform at Kyoto Station.

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This 700 Series Shinkansen at Kyoto Station is bound for Shin-Osaka.

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The interior of a N700 Series train bound for Tokyo from where I am sitting. This is ordinary car, which for coach class is very spacious in leg room.

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A 6-car E259 series Narita Express (NEX) train.

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On my last day I decided to splurge a bit and go on the Green Car. Very nice seats.

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In-train displays showing where the NEX is going.

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My hotel also has a Toei Bus connection to Tokyo Station. This is the interior of a typical Tokyo bus. I've noticed Tokyo Metro has a lot of accessible buses, something I heard was uncommon only a few years ago.
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Re: [JPN] Various JR/Toei Bus

Postby Composition Dept » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:32 pm

Last 2 things.

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This is my Suica card, JR East's equivalent to the Go Card/Myki/Opal card. Since my Rail Pass was only for 7 days, I had 1 day extra. I love the fact I can use the Suica card not only for public transport but to buy things as well - especially the ubiquitous vending machines. What better way to tell Tokyoites that you are a gai-jin (foreigner) is by putting your Suica card in a TransLink ticket holder.


Video montage of my ride on the Shinkansen.
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Re: [JPN] Various JR/Toei Bus

Postby Bedford-29 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:33 pm

From youtube films I seen about Toei bus I see quite a number of Toei bus routes a bus run can go for hour or more at least its one way of seeing Tokyo and suburbs and prefectures for the price of a bus fare.
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