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    Tokyu 5000 Series – Suitengumae to Mitsukoshimae (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) 東急5000系
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    Tokyu 5000 Series – Suitengumae to Mitsukoshimae (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) 東急5000系

    December 2, 2019


    Please be aware that the train may rock due to sharp curves ahead Next station, Mitsukoshimae Mitsukoshimae Transfer information: Interchange station for the Ginza Line and JR Sobu Rapid Line Dear passengers, If you are standing next to the priority seats, please switch off your mobile phone. For everyone else, please set your mobile phone to silent mode and refrain from making calls Thank you for your co-operation Please mind the gap Doors will open on the right. We will soon arrive at Mitsukoshimae

    Tobu 50000 Series (Hitachi A-Train) – Suitengūmae to Mitsukoshimae (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
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    Tobu 50000 Series (Hitachi A-Train) – Suitengūmae to Mitsukoshimae (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)

    November 21, 2019


    …do not (rush into the train). Please beware that this train may rock due to steep curves ahead Next station, Mitsukoshimae Mitsukoshimae Guidance for transfer: Interchange station for Ginza Line and JR Sobu Rapid Line. Dear passengers, If you are around the priority seats please turn your mobile phones off. Outside of this area
    (for everyone else), please turn them to silent mode and refrain from (taking or making) calls. Thank you for your co-operation (Conductor announcement) Please mind the gap Doors will open on the right (Please exit) to the right.

    Tobu 50000 Series (Hitachi A-Train) – Omotesandō to Aoyama-itchōme (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
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    Tobu 50000 Series (Hitachi A-Train) – Omotesandō to Aoyama-itchōme (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)

    October 21, 2019


    Next station, Aoyama-itchōme Aoyama-itchōme Guidance on transfer: Interchange station for Ginza Line and (Toei) Odeo Line Dear customers, Tokyo Metro is currently on heightened (security) alert on stations and on trains. If you see any suspicious looking person or article, please inform any Tokyo Metro staff or Tokyo Metropolitan Police or security guards. Doors will open on the right

    How to get around Tokyo: Trains & Tokyo Metro / Subway
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    How to get around Tokyo: Trains & Tokyo Metro / Subway

    October 21, 2019


    Hi everyone! I get messages from people Asking about going to Japan So I thought I’d make a little series of videos To help you plan your trip I did make a trip planning video once before A couple of years ago I’ll put the link in the description That one covered everything Really quickly This series will go into a bit more detail So first up: Getting around Tokyo It’s all about trains and the metro There are buses and taxis But I’ve never really had to take them The trains take you everywhere you need to go First up: the Tokyo metro Now the map looks really scary at first But I promise you, it’s not that bad The lines are all colour-coded The really colourful ones are the underground lines And this stripy one that goes around Is the JR Yamanote line That one’s really useful, it goes to a lot of major places Then if you look closer There’s some really thin lines They are other JR lines And other railways Like the one that takes you to Odaiba In Tokyo Bay And Tokyo Disneyland On the map you can see the major areas LIke Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro And there’s Tokyo Station there as well You can find this map on the wall Inside the station There’s also some free apps to help you plan your route You put in where you are And where you want to go And it calculates the quickest route for you When you’re on the train There’s screens or displays That show you where you are on the line And which is the next station So it’s really easy to tell if you’ve got on the right train And if you’re going in the right direction Sometimes they even tell you the weather And any delays on the line as well It’s really good And they alternate between Japanese & English So the trains are frequent They’re clean There’s stations everywhere I think the underground system is really good And when the train arrives Each station has a little tune that plays Which is really cute Suica cards The easiest way to pay for your trains Is the Suica card It’s just like an Oyster card in London You top it up Then when you get to the ticket barrier You scan in and out And that’s it! It’s really easy. It’s valid on all the metro lines All the JR lines All the lines in Tokyo There’s also a card called a Pasmo Which is basically the same thing It doesn’t really matter which one you get But the Suica card does have a cute penguin on it You can also use your Suica in other areas of Japan I used mine in Kyoto And it worked just fine They have their own regional cards as well They’re all called IC cards So sometimes you see that on signs A tip for the end of your trip When you don’t want to top up your Suica card again Is to just buy the cheapest single ticket Then, when you get to your destination Go to the Fare Adjustment machine You can top up to pay the right fare And that’s a totally fine thing to do You can give your Suica card back in at the end of your trip And get your deposit back It’s 500 yen Or you can keep it as a souvenir If you go back to Japan Even in a couple of years time It still works I even stuck mine in a scrapbook Then pulled it out And took it with me And it was fine Where to get a Suica card You can get them from ticket machines At stations And if you want to buy it before your trip They definitely sell them On japan-rail-pass.com My tip, especially if you wear clothes that don’t have pockets Is to get a pass holder Here’s mine! You put your card in the back Clip it onto your bag Then when you get to the ticket barrier You can just scan in and out You don’t have to spend time rummaging through your bag Trying to find your card It’s actually really convenient And it’s super cute! Mine was from the Tamagotchi shop Which sadly isn’t open any more But you can also get them from The Pokemon Centre Tokyo Disney Or anywhere that sells character goods How to top up your Suica You will need cash to top up your Suica Here’s how to do it Here’s how to charge up your Suica card You press the button for english language on the machine “All fare information will be displayed in English” Press the button for Pasmo Which is the name of the Suica alternative card We want to charge the IC card Insert your card The amount we want is 1000 yen And you put the money in And we’re all done! Are trains expensive? In my opinion, it’s not too bad Especially when you consider you’re in a big city The pricing does vary Because the lines are operated by different companies It depends how much you’re switching between lines And in my experience Trips going outside the city Cost a lot less than you might think When we first arrived in Tokyo We charged up the Suica cards With 5000 yen each Which is about £25 – £30 at the moment And it’s lasted about 6 days Doing several trips every day And two more expensive trips Which was coming from the airport And going to Tokyo Disneyland If you want to see how much trains cost Have a look at my How Expensive is Tokyo video I recorded everything I spent For 3 days Food, trains and everything else To give you an idea of how much it costs I’ll put the link in the description And there’s loads of other videos about Japan on my channel as well If you like my videos Take a look at cakeswithfaces.co.uk It’s all my own designs I’ve got t-shirts Dresses Hoodies and sweatshirts Cushions And loads of things if you’re looking for a present for someone And thank you To everyone who’s supported Cakes with Faces I really couldn’t carry on doing this without people like you Isn’t it cheaper to get a day pass? Lots of people ask me this And the answer is – maybe But LInes in Tokyo are operated by several different companies So you need to make sure you get the right one Because not all the passes Are valid for all the lines Personally, I just use a Suica Because it’s easier And I don’t always have a set plan So I don’t know which lines I’m going to need That day Having said that There is a ticket that’s just for foreigners Called the Tokyo Subway ticket That’s 800 yen a day You can get it for up to 3 days And it’s valid on the Tokyo Metro And the Toei Subway Lines I’ve probably said that wrong! It’s not valid on the JR lines Or any other railways And that is pretty good value It also depends where your hotel is And how close it is to the places you want to see I really like walking around if I can And seeing what’s above ground So personally, I just use my Suica Because it’s easier And I don’t want to spend time planning it out And working out which would be cheaper But if you are on a strict budget You could save money with a pass Japan Rail Pass You only need a Japan Rail Pass If you’re going to be travelling around Japan If you’re staying in Tokyo And the surrounding area You don’t need one The general rule of thumb is: It costs about the same As a ticket to Kyoto So if you’re doing that trip Or something similar It’s going to be worth it So the Japan Rail Pass is A really good deal It’s not cheap But it does save you a lot of money Compared to individual tickets Bullet train tickets are expensive At the moment it’s £185 for 7 days You can also get 14 and 21 day versions It’s only for foreigners So you have to buy it before you go You can buy it within 3 months of when you want it to start If you’ve got one, you can go on All the JR lines As much as you want And you can go on the shinkansen, the bullet train You can’t go on the Nozomi and Mizuho Which are the very fastest ones But the only difference between the ones you can go on Are they stop at a few more stations They still go just as fast If your pass is still running when you’re in Tokyo You can use it to go on the JR lines for free That’s the JR Yamanote line, the stripy one And the Chuo line that goes right across the middle That’s really useful It’s not valid on any of the underground lines It’s only valid on Japan Railways The easiest way to tell Is lines that have “JR” at the start of the name I got mine from japan-rail-pass.com They send you a voucher Then when you get to the airport You can swap it for your pass Once you’ve got your pass You show it to the person at the ticket barrier And they let you through With the shinkansen The bullet train You can reserve your seats You don’t have to But you can if you want You can do that at the Midori no Madoguchi The green window It’s a ticket office with a green sign You can find it in the JR section of the station You can reserve for another day Or, when you get to the station Go to the office, reserve your seat Then go straight to the platform And if you know some Japanese It’s an opportunity to try it out! Ticket packages If you’re not getting a JR Pass There are some other ticket packages There’s regional passes For specific areas of Japan There’s also some touristy ones Like the Hakone Freepass Or when I went to Kamakura I got the Kamakura-Enoshima Freepass Which gave me a return trip from Tokyo Then I could go on local trains as much as I wanted In Kamakura And they can save you a bit of money too A good place to find out about them Is Japan-Guide.com Which is a great website for Japlanning And they’re also on the train companies’ websites What if I don’t read Japanese Before I first went to Japan I was so worried That all the signs would be in Japanese And I wouldn’t know what was going on And it would be terrible But really it’s not like that at all All the signs you need are in English as well as Japanese They do the announcements in English and Japanese And you can switch the language on the ticket machines too As English speakers We are so lucky That we can go all the way around the world And there’ll still be signs in our language So it’s really not as bad as you think What if I get lost? Sometimes I get messages from people Worried about getting lost Or not knowing which way to go Now the 3 busiest stations in the world Are all in Tokyo That’s SHinjuku, Shibuya and Ikebukuro The stations are absolutely huge! It’s not like in London Where you go down & all there really is, is the station Or in New York When you go down, and the platform’s right there They are massive There’s whole shopping malls There’s restaurants You could walk for miles Along the tunnels It really is like a whole another city underneath the city Having said that Don’t worry about getting lost There are signs for you to follow They’re in English as well as Japanese Just look up And it’ll tell you which way to go You might get lost at some point But it’s nothing to worry about Just enjoy exploring And it’s all part of the experience Of being somewhere new There was one time when we got stuck In Shibuya Station We must have gone through the wrong barrier For changing trains Instead of going out And none of the barriers would let us through We were going round & round in circles Thinking we were stuck Until the ticket man let us out But it’s exploring! It’s all part of the experience And if you take the wrong train There’s always a line that goes back the other way So just get off, and go back! One thing, especially if you’re staying near a big station Is to check which exit you need for your hotel The main stations have so many exits And they can come out in quite different places Which can be a bit confusing If you don’t know where you are So check which exit you need Larger stations have lists of exits On the yellow signs So you can tell which one to look for Is it busy? Now we’ve all seen the famous videos Of people getting crammed onto train carriages And obviously that’s the extreme It is a busy city though But outside of peak times It’s nowhere near as bad as that Now Tokyo is a densely populated city With a lot of people But what I’ve found Is, because people are a bit more respectful of others In general They’re not barging past you Or pushing you Like they do somewhere like London Which makes it a lot more bearable And finally, a few things to not do on the train Don’t talk too loud Trains are usually quiet places So, unless everyone else is being loud as well, Try & keep your voice down You probably wouldn’t, But don’t talk on your phone You can play on your phone Everyone will be on their phones But just put it in silent mode People don’t tend to eat on the train either Unless it’s a long distance train Like the shinkansen When you can get yourself a delicious ekiben A train lunchbox And that’s it! If you’ve got any questions Put them in the comments And if there’s anything you’d like to see in the rest of the travel guides Let me know There’s loads more videos about Japan on my channel And you can follow Cakes with Faces On Facebook, Twitter & Instagram I’m always posting links And things about Japan Especially on Twitter So have a look! And I’ll see you soon! Bye bye!

    🚆🚪🚇 All You Can Watch Train & Subway Doors Closing + Chimes, Buzzer & Beeps! 🚆🚪🚇 電車ドアが閉まります!
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    🚆🚪🚇 All You Can Watch Train & Subway Doors Closing + Chimes, Buzzer & Beeps! 🚆🚪🚇 電車ドアが閉まります!

    October 20, 2019


    Please mind the closing doors
    [JR East E233-2000 Series] [SBS Transit Alstom Metropolis C751C] [Sydney Trains (CityRail) Tangara T-Set] [London Underground 1996 Stock] [Beijing Subway DKZ4] [Mass Transit Railway C-Train] [KTM Komuter Class 81] [Taipei Metro C381] Please mind the closing doors
    [Tokyo Metro 01 Series] [Tokyo Metro 07 Series] Doors are closing [SMRT Trains C651] Doors are closing!
    [Kita-Osaka Kyuko 9000 Series] [London Underground 1973 Stock] [Bay Area Rapid Transit] [Beijing Subway DKZ16] [Toei 6300 Series] Do not rush into the train [Kintestu Railway 9820 Series] [Transperth B-Series] Pull your luggage away from the train door
    [Tokyo Metro 7000 Series] Do not rush into the train [Keihan 13000 Series] [KTM Komuter Class 92] [Tokyo Metro 9000 Series] Doors are closing Pull your luggage away from the train doors Do not rush into the train [Guangzhou Metro B2] [Kobe Electric 5000 Series] [Tokyo Metro 08 Series] [Tokyu 8500 Series] Please do not obstruct the doors
    [MTR SP1900] Thank you for your co-operation Please keep away from the door area Thank you for your co-operation Please keep clear of the doors Please stand clear of the train doors [Keikyu 600 Series] [Toei 12-000 Series] [Shanghai Metro 10A01/AC13] [Keisei 3000 Series] [London Underground 1992 Stock] [Sydney Trains (CityRail) K-Set] JR East 209-1000 [Hankyu 8300 Series] Doors are closing [San Francisco Airport Terminal Shuttle] [Osaka Metro 22 Series] Please hold the handrail
    [MTR Light Rail] [Gold Coast Light Rail – G:Link] [Tokyo Metro 10000 Series] [Guangzhou Metro A4] [SMRT Trains C751B] [Hankyu 1300 Series] [MTR K-Stock] Plaform 1…Doors are closing!
    [Keio 9000 Series] [British Rail Class 166] [Shanghai Metro AC08/02A02] [Osaka Subway 70 Series] [Toei 10-300 Series (Batch 2)] Platform 2…Door are closing [Sydney Trains H-Set (OSCAR)] [London Underground 1995 Stock] [Nanjing Metro Alstom/CSR Puzhen Metropolis] [SBS Transit C751A – Alstom Metropolis] [Tokyu 5050 Series] Doors are closing (Door are closing!) Pull your luggage away from the train door Do not rush into the train [Guangzhou Metro B4] [MTR M-Train] [Hankyu 1000 Series] [London Underground D Stock] [Osaka Metro 10 Series] [Queensland Rail IMU 100] Train is departing
    [Odakyu 4000 Series] Please mind the closing doors [Osaka Metro 30000 Series] Doors are closing
    (Notice the term ‘door’ used in Kansai region and Tokyo differ) [MTR/KCR SP1900] [Tobu 50000 Series] Train departing Doors are closing Do not rush into the doors [SMRT Trains C830C] [Harbin Metro Line 1] [Taipei Metro C301] [Tokyo Metro 02 Series] Doors are closing Pull your luggage away from the door Do not rush into the train [London Underground 2009 Stock] [Keikyu N1000 Series] Platform 1…Doors are closing! [SBS Transit C951 – Changchun Bombardier Movia] [Shanghai Metro AC08/02A02] [RapidKL Ampang Line – Adtranz Walkers EMU] [Hokuso 7300 Series] [Guangzhou Metro A5] [Sydney Trains Millennium M-Set] [SMRT Trains C830] [Tokyu 2000 Series] [Guangzhou Metro B1] Doors are closing [London Underground S Stock] Doors are about to close…doors closing!
    [Tokyo Metro 03 Series] [Nanjing Metro Line 1 – CSR Puzhen/Alstom Metropolis] [Transperth A-Series] [RapidKL – Bombardier ART Mk II (Innovia ART 200)] [Chiba New Town Railway 9100 Series] Please stand clear of the doors
    [MTR/KCR Metro Cammell EMU (East Rail Line)] This train is departing Please keep clear of the train doors [Beijing Subway DKZ47] [Tokyo Metro 05 Series] [Sydney Trains Waratah A Set] [London Underground 1972 Stock] [MTR A-Stock – Tung Chung Line] [Guangzhou Metro A3 – Bombardier Movia 456] [Kobe Electric 3000 Series] [Hanshin 9300 Series] This train is about to depart
    [MTR/KCR Metro Cammell EMU – East Rail Line] Please stand clear of the doors This train is about to leave Please keep clear from the train doors Please mind the doors [Kobe Electric 1100 Series] [Sanyo Railway 5000 Series] [Osaka Metro 21 Series] [Queensland Rail EMU 000 Series] [SMRT Trains C151] [MTR K-Stock – Tung Chung Line] [Taipei Metro C371] [Toei 10-300 Series (Batch 4)] [Tokyo Metro 02 Series] Do not rush into the train [Transperth A-Series] [China Railway High-Speed CRH3 CRH380BL] [Guangzhou Metro Line 1 A1 – Adtranz/Siemens Modular Metro] [Sydney Trains Tangara T Set] [Hankyu 5000 Series] [KTM Komuter Class 82] Kobe Subway 1000 Series Kintestu 1230 Series [Odakyu 2000 Series] Doors are closing
    [Keihan 8000 Series] [Osaka Metro 30000 Series] [Kintetsu 3220 Series] [MTR/KCR Metro Cammell EMU – East Rail Line] [Shanghai Metro AC02A] [Kansai Airport Terminal Shuttle] [Tokyo Metro 8000 Series] [Tokyu 5000 Series] Doors are closing Pull your luggage away from the train door Do not rush into the train Doors are closing
    [Saitama Railway 2000 Series] [Tobu 20000 Series] [Tokyo Metro 16000 Series] Please stand clear of the doors
    [MTR SP1950] [Guangzhou Metro A4] [MTR A-Train – Airport Express] Please mind the closing doors
    [Tobu 30000 Series] Do not rush into the train [JR East E231-0 Series] Platform 1…Doors are closing! Doors are closing
    [Tokyo Metro 02 Series]