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Tokyo is made up with a spaghetti of subway lines. It is often confusing even to the locals, but it does get you to where you want to go. Tokyo itself actually has two separate subway systems.

TOEI Subway

The TOEI system is run by the municipal government and has 4 lines. 

The Tokyo Metro has 9 lines and is a consortium of railroads and governments.

The two systems do have interchanges, but have different fare structures. A PASMO or SUICA Farecard is the way to go. To transfer you must tap your Farecard to exit one system followed by entering it another turnstile to enter the other. Both systems are working on expanding their lines.

The Toei O-Edo Line is the biggest expansion forming a ring around Tokyo to provide some relief for the JR Yamanote Line, and the new Metro Fukutoshin line parallels the Yamanote line, also providing some relief.

   

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Last Updated: 02/25/17

 

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