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Sightsee in Tokyo Without Leaving the Yamanote

The Tokyo train system is pretty hard to navigate, with the JR Train system intermingling with the Tokyo Metro system. Not to mention the similar colors (the red, magenta, and purple lines come to mind) and the lack of English romanization on many of the maps — if you’re not well-prepared, it can be nearly impossible to get anywhere you want to go. But no fear! You can easily see most of the sights of Tokyo by simply taking the Yamanote Line, which goes to most of the major neighborhoods in Tokyo. (Beware, though: the Yamanote serves almost 4 million people daily. To contrast, the New York subway system is ridden by 5 million people a day over 26 subway lines.)
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Don’t Wanna Get Lost? Hang Out at These Stations in Tokyo!

Medium-sized to huge Japanese train stations nationwide all have something in common: they probably have at least a few restaurants and shops, if they’re not actually part of a massive shopping mall. Sometimes it’s just easier to hang out in a train station building than it is to wander around a confusing neighborhood. Here are five stations in Tokyo that are worth a day trip.
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