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Getting Around!

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Getting Around!

Hi Guys,

I will be in Tokyo next month, and I've been trying to make sense of the metro system in the city. I just had a few questions.

1) What is the best way to get to the Yasukuni Shrine from Asakusa?

2) The best way to get to the Imperial Palace from Asakusa as well?

Thanks,

Nick

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1. Re: Getting Around!

maps.google.com does a good job with tokyo transit, including transit time and cost.

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Note, however that both Asakusa and the Imperial Palace cover large areas. For your starting point, use the station nearest your hotel or whatever. For the Imperial Palace, Google Maps will try to take you to the center of the grounds. Nijubashimae Station is near the area where tourists most often go to see the walls of the palace. However there's not much to see. Instead, I'd suggest the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (search Google maps for Imperial Palace East Garden): http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3018.html

If you see the East Gardens and Yasukuni Shrine together, they're a half hour apart by foot, through Kitanomaru Goen, the park north of the East Gardens

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http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

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Use google map, AND:

Move around your starting point.....

You have choices of more than one Asakusa Stations....(I am not very sure, but I think 2 Asakusa train stations and 1 subway station).

Some destinations can be reached faster by train, other by subway.....

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Great advice, thanks Guys!!

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