Trains are the lifelines of Tokyo but no train line is more important than the Yamanote Line. Running in a circle with the Imperial Palace at its center, the Yamanote Line serves 29 stations and takes roughly an hour to complete a circuit. Depending on where you want to go, you are never farther than 30 minutes from your station as you can ride it in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. About 3.7 million people ride the Yamanote Line daily, a fact that will be impressed into your mind when you are riding it during rush hour cheek-to-cheek with the people next to you.
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I’m LOVING your blog already. Thank you for bringing Japan to me. Love the Hello Kitty construction markers. Bless you…M
Thanks Marie! I’m glad you are enjoying it! We still have tons of stuff to share about Japan, so keep checking in!
Your blog brings back lots of memories! I just completed the series of my “tour” to every station on the Yamanote Line and stumbled upon your blog. 🙂
So which station is your favorite?