Take a trip around Tokyo on the Yamanote Line and learn about the language and history of this vital train line.
Known as the Gateway to the North, Ueno Station is home to a number of shopping streets, museums, and Ueno Park which is a favourite place to see cherry blossoms in the spring.
Uguisudani , which means “Valley of the Nightingales” due to the many nightingales that were once found here, is a quiet neighborhood of an older part of Tokyo.
Nippori , which literally means “place where the sun sets”, is a quiet and unassuming area where one can still enjoy the charms of old Tokyo.
Mejiro Station sits next to Gakushuin University which opened in 1847 and originally limited attendance only to members of the Imperial family.
A small station that is next to a large number of cemeteries. Watch out for ghosts and check out some Japanese tombstones.
During the Meiji period, Tabata was a quiet country village and today it is home to a number of famous art museums.
Otsuka Station is not a very large station but during the month of August over 1.5 million people come to see the Awa Odori Dance Festival.
Komagome Station still retains much of the Edo charm as is evident from the several gardens and shrines located in the surrounding areas.
With over 2.7 million people passing through its gates everyday, Ikebukuro is one of the busiest station in Tokyo.