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How to Use

How to use the Toei Subways

Tips for using the Toei Subway

  • In Tokyo, there are a total of 13 subway lines: four Toei Subway lines and nine Tokyo Metro Subway lines. Please note that the fare system varies depending on the subway line.
  • Every subway station displays the train symbol and a Toei Subway or Tokyo Metro logo at its entrance.

Photo:Subway symbol

Subway symbol
(Toei Subways and Tokyo Metro)

Photo:Toei Subways symbol

Toei Subways

Photo:Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Metro

  • Station numbers
    Every subway line has its own letter and color, and every station has an identifying station number.

Photo:Station numbers

Photo:Station numbers

Photo:Station numbers

Photo:Station numbers

Useful Information

Getting on the subway

1.Entering the station

Photo:Entering the station

Photo:Entering the station

Photo:Entering the station

2.Buying a ticket

Check the fare to your destination station, and buy a ticket from an automatic vending machine.

Photo:Buying a ticket

Photo:Buying a ticket

Photo:Buying a ticket

3.Going through the automatic ticket gate

Insert your ticket into the slot of the automatic ticket gate and pass through the gate.
*Please be sure to take your ticket when it comes out of the other slot.
If you use a PASMO card or IC card, just touch your card on the card reader.

Photo:Going through the ticket gate

Photo:Going through the ticket gate

Photo:Going through the ticket gate

Getting off the subway

1.On the platform

Confirm the exit closest to your destination on an information board on the platform.

Photo:On the platform

Photo:On the platform

Station map / Map of the vicinity of the station and exit numbers / Transfer lines

2.Going through the automatic ticket gate

Insert your ticket into the slot of the automatic ticket gate and pass through the gate.
*If you transfer to another railway or use a One-day Pass, take your ticket or pass.
If you use a PASMO card or IC card, just touch your card on the card reader.

Photo:Going through the automatic ticket gate

Photo:Going through the automatic ticket gate

Photo:Going through the automatic ticket gate

3.Heading to your exit

Follow the yellow signs on the wall and ceiling to find your exit.

Photo:Heading to your exit

Photo:Heading to your exit

Fares

  • The regular fare is calculated according to the minimal distance between the stations you ride.
  • The fare for children is half of the adult fare.

Transfer Tickets

  • Please buy a transfer ticket to other railways in advance if you are going to transfer to private railways or Japan Railways.

Concierges

  • Concierge services are provided at major Toei Subway stations that serve large numbers of foreign tourists. Concierges offer advice on how to take the subway, how to buy tickets, and how to get to your destination.
  • Concierge services are available at the following stations:
    • Asakusa Line: Daimon, Shimbashi, Nihonbashi, Higashi-ginza, Asakusa, Asakusabashi, Kuramae, Higashi-nihombashi, Ningyocho
    • Shinjuku Line: Shinjuku-sanchome, Bakuro-yokoyama, Iwamotocho
    • Oedo Line: Tsukishima, Shiodome, Tsukijishijo, Tochomae [Tokyo Metropolitan Government], Shinjuku, Akabanebashi, Ueno-okachimachi, Shinjuku-nishiguchi, Higashi-shinjuku, Roppongi, Aoyama-itchome, Daimon, Kuramae, Kiyosumi-shirakawa
    • Mita Line:Sugamo

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