Public Transport: Buses & Trains
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.
Connects Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Asakusa to the Nikko and Kinugawa areas.
Hinomaru Limousine Bus
Operating three different free bus routes which are sponsored by local businesses
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tokyo Bay Shuttle
Free shuttle bus service around the Odaiba area operating every 15-20 minutes between 11:00-20:00.
Small train line which operates in Ariake and Odaiba and connects Shiodome, Shimbashi, the Telecom Center and Toyosu.
Free shuttle bus around Nihonbashi and Yaesu operating every 10 minutes between 10:00-20:00.
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.