Public Transport: Buses & Trains
Subways, buses, streetcars (Toden), Nippori-Toneri Liner, and other public transportation services in Tokyo
Small train line which operates in Ariake and Odaiba and connects Shiodome, Shimbashi, the Telecom Center and Toyosu.
Hinomaru Limousine Bus
Operating three different free bus routes which are sponsored by local businesses
Free shuttle bus around Nihonbashi and Yaesu operating every 10 minutes between 10:00-20:00.
Connects Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Asakusa to the Nikko and Kinugawa areas.
Serves as a flexible transport ticket, and can even be used instead of a credit card or money in certain stores. It can be recharged at vending machines in Tokyo stations, and is also usable on buses.
Free shuttle bus service around Marunouchi, Otemachi and Yurakucho. It operates every 12-15 minutes between 08:00-20:00 on weekdays and 10:00-20:00 on weekends.
Tokyo Shitamachi Bus
A fixed-route sightseeing bus that runs daily, touring some of Tokyo’s popular sightseeing spots. Route map and timetable are located in the website.
Tokyo Bay Shuttle
Free shuttle bus service around the Odaiba area operating every 15-20 minutes between 11:00-20:00.
Connects Ikebukuro and Seibu Shinjuku with west Tokyo. Areas served include Chichibu, Kawagoe, Tokorozawa, Ogawa and Haijima.
JR Bus Kanto
Operating services from Tokyo to many destinations on the main island of Honshu including Osaka, Nagoya and Nagano. Includes some overnight services. Most longer route buses require reservations.
Keisei Electric Railway
Connects Narita and Haneda airports and downtown Tokyo via Ueno, Asakusa, Nippori and Shinagawa. They also have lines in Tokyo and east of Tokyo, including Chiba and Funabashi. With Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Metro Pass; tickets must be bought at Narita.
Accessible to Haneda International Airport and to the heart of the city.
The Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
High-speed train run by Japan Railways, and is shared by JR East, JR Central and JR West. It has two main routes.