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Suica and Pasmo cards

Monday, November 15, 2010

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Suica and Pasmo cards

When you get to Japan, I strongly recommend you buy a Suica or Pasmo card right after you settle in. They work like debit cards for the train, so you don’t have to buy an individual ticket every time. (Fortunately, the kiosks have an option for English) / / / / / / / / […]

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All about trains

Monday, November 15, 2010

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All about trains

There are basically three ways to get around in Tokyo: / / / / By foot / / By bike / / By train / / / /Yes, technically you could take a taxi, but that’s kindof expensive. And technically you could own a car, but that’s even worse. / / / /And anyway, Tokyo […]

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Regular Train Tickets

Monday, November 15, 2010

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Regular Train Tickets

You should really just get a Suica or Pasmo card. But if you don’t want to bother with that, just use regular train tickets: / / / /

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Missing the last train home

Monday, November 15, 2010

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Missing the last train home

Something you should know: All the trains shut down at midnight. / / / / / /Well, ok, a few of them might run till 1AM or something. But basically, if you’re not home by midnight, you’re kinda screwed. (Trains start again around 5 or 6AM, I think) / / / /There was one time […]

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On the train

Monday, November 15, 2010

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On the train

Pictures from the trains and train stations: / / / /

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Odd Thing #11: Bumpy Yellow Lines

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Odd Thing #11: Bumpy Yellow Lines

Many places, primarily train stations, are covered with these bumpy yellow lines: / / / / Normally the lines have long straight bumps. But at important places (like where lines intersect, or if you’re coming up to a slope or the end of the train platform) there are circular bumps instead. / /It took me […]

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