Category Archives: Japan

Kyoto Municipal Subway

Kyoto Municipal Subway Information As the name suggests the Kyoto Municipal Subway operates in the city of Kyoto, Japan. It began operations in the year 1981 and has been an important means of public transportation since then. Operating on 2 lines, the green and vermilion, the subway system serves a total of 31 stations. The… Read More »

Fukuoka City Subway

Fukuoka City Subway Information As the name suggests, the Fukuoka City Subway is running the city Fukuoka, Japan. This rapid transit network has 3 lines, serving 35 stations in total. It began operations in the year 1981 and is under the operations of the Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau, since then. This subway network has some… Read More »

Toei Subway

Toei Subway Information Toei or Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation is a rapid transit system that serves the city of Tokyo in Japan, in addition to the Tokyo Metro, and both of them together form the Tokyo Subway system. The system began operations in the year 1960, and presently has 4 lines that serve 106… Read More »

Sapporo Municipal Subway

Sapporo Municipal Subway Information The Sapporo Municipal Subway is a 49 km long network, that operates on 3 lines, serving 49 stations in total. This underground system which began operations in the year 1971, operates in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Sapporo City Transportation Bureau is the body that is given the responsibility of handling its operations. … Read More »

Kobe Rapid Transit Railway

Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Information The Kobe Rapid Transit Railway is a special rapid transit system that serves commuters travelling to the Central districts in the Japanese city of Kobe. Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Map Map of Kobe Rapid Transit Railway showing its lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Kobe… Read More »

Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Metro Train

Tokyo Metro Information The Tokyo Metro is a rapid transit system that serves the capital city of Japan, Tokyo. The system began operations in 1927 as Tokyo Underground Railway. It presently has 9 lines serving 179 stations, and a total track length of 195.1 km. The system is operated by Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd., which… Read More »

Rinkai Line

Rinkai Line Information The Rinkai Line is a rapid transit railway line that is in operation in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo. It is the only service in the region that is operated and managed by Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit, a third-sector organisation. The service connects the central Tokyo districts to the artificial… Read More »

Sendai Subway

Sendai Subway Map

Sendai Subway Information This is a metro system that has survived even after facing the perils thrown by nature along its way. Left damaged by an earthquake and tsunami, the metro remained shut for a while and was repaired not long after the occurrence of the natural calamities. It began serving the people of Sendai,… Read More »

Osaka Municipal Subway

Osaka Municipal Subway Information Every metro system is different. The Osaka Municipal Subway is the only subway system in Japan that can be classified as a tramway. This ‘tramway’, which has most of the characteristics of a metro system operates on 8 lines and constitutes an important part of the Greater Osaka public transportation system.… Read More »

Yamanote Line

Yamanote Line Information The Yamanote Line is a heavy rail line in Tokyo, Japan. The system began operations in the year 1885 and has two tracks over which it serves 29 stations. The total track length is 34.5 km (21.4 miles). The metro passes through major city centers and is a circular line. The system… Read More »