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Ride buses, streetcars and the subway to discover Tokyo – our new public transport guide is out

50 things to do in Tokyo with Toei | Time Out Tokyo

In addition to familiar favourites like 88 things to do in Tokyo and 101 things to do in Shibuya, our long-running series of guide maps has, in recent years, also seen more specific entries like this guide to the Keio lines and this Seibu line-specific trip through the western suburbs. One of our most recent additions to the lineup continues this trend: 50 things to do in Tokyo with Toei Transport is your complete guide to exploring the city while riding the many buses and subway lines operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Joining hands with the good folks at Toei Transportation, the city's public transport department, we've put together a grand green guide complete with 50 essential things to do in Tokyo, plus a one-day sightseeing plan that'll see you start out with a pancake breakfast in Ueno and ride Toei buses and subways to Asakusa, Odaiba and Roppongi before finishing up at a hip music bar in Shibuya.

And as no guide to city-run transport in Tokyo would be worth the name without a mention of the Toden Arakawa line, the last remnant of our city's once-grand public streetcar system, we've included plenty of fun sights, quirky shops and tasty cafés along a line that straddles the northwestern part of town – from Minowa through Ikebukuro and all the way to Waseda.

Pick up your free copy of the guide at any Toei Subway station, at major hotels, tourist information centres or at our very own Time Out Café & Diner in Ebisu. 


Munch on decadent muffins in Kuramae



Drink a cup of cat coffee in Oshiage




Fill up on yakitori straight off the grill in Tokyo's old town





Looking for more city guides? Check out our Neighbourhoods page and find things to do all across Tokyo



thomas i

how do I purchase guide book for bus, metro etc?