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Yamanote Line

Take a trip around Tokyo on the Yamanote Line and learn about the language and history of this vital train line.

Ueno Station

上野駅

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 Station

鴬谷駅

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 Station

日暮里駅

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

目白駅

Mejiro Station sits next to Gakushuin University which opened in 1847 and originally limited attendance only to members of the Imperial family.

Nishi-Nippori Station

西日暮里

A small station that is next to a large number of cemeteries. Watch out for ghosts and check out some Japanese tombstones.

Tabata Station

田端駅

During the Meiji period, Tabata was a quiet country village and today it is home to a number of famous art museums.

Otsuka Station

大塚駅

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

駒込駅

Komagome Station still retains much of the Edo charm as is evident from the several gardens and shrines located in the surrounding areas.

Ikebukuro Station

池袋駅

With over 2.7 million people passing through its gates everyday, Ikebukuro is one of the busiest station in Tokyo.