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Tokyo Subway

Japan is the biggest transit player in the Far East. It has everything from High Speed Trains to local streetcar lines. Tokyo, of course, has the largest transit system in the country (if not the world). All of Japan's largest cities support a metro system in on form or another. Many of Japan's mid-size cities have city streetcar or interurban systems for transportation. Sadly some of the small systems are being cut back or abandoned, one such line in Niigata is featured here. 

Choose Your City:

New  City # of Photos New
Services Operators/Notes
  Enoshima 51   Home to a monorail and classic interurban
  Hakone 12   Interurban Line in this scenic are near Tokyo
  Hiroshima 28   The largest city in Japan without a metro system.
  Kyoto 182  
This city is still converting some of their former streetcar/ interurban lines to subway lines
  Nagoya 59  
This mid-size subway system is well laid out and expanding.
  Niigata   7   This former interurban line was abandoned April 4, 1999.
  Osaka 45  
The grid like subway system covers the city very well.
  Sendai 53   Subway
  Takaoka 10   Small country interurban/ streetcar line.
Tokyo   1081 603
The big one, 12 subway lines, a huge commuter network and one remaining city streetcar line, and a private interurban line along with some other surprises.
  Toyama 55   A tram system that has been growing in recent decade
  Toyohashi 41   Small town tram line
  Yokohama 31   Metro system
Total 9 Cities 1655 603  

Cities with metros missed are: Sapporo, Kobe & Fukuoka


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