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International Tokyo Metro
Aug 20 2011 (6:24AM)
News Entry# 34812 Visitors can set their watches by Tokyo's metro
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Aug 20 2011 (6:25AM)
We're going to be stopping over in Tokyo for two nights next month before heading to Osaka for a friend's wedding. What is the best way to get around the capital and what are the main shopping districts?The fastest way to get around the Japanese capital is by the metro. The service is fast, comfortable, efficient and usually punctual to the nanosecond. It's also affordable - a single-day open ticket costs 710 yen (Dh34) per person. Remember that trains on most lines stop around midnight so make sure you're not caught out. For details, call the English-language information line on 03 3423 0111.In central Tokyo, Akhibara, or Akiba, is known as the city's "electric town". The main Chuo Dori street has more than 500 shops that stock everything from home appliances to second-hand phones. In some shops, bargaining is expected. Here is also where you will find a large dose of...