Navigating Tokyo's subway maze gets easier for tourists www.asahi.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years ago in Auto & Transportation

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Feb. 21 installed its first multiple-language, direction-giving ticket-vending machine on a Toei subway line to prepare for a further influx of visitors from abroad.

The machine, at Tochomae Station on the Oedo Line, allows travelers to choose from among English, Chinese and Korean. French, Spanish and Thai services will be added by the end of March.

0 | #12828 by  RamenRyan | 3 years, 12 months ago
I am glad to see Japan continuing to be open and willing to work with tourists and people looking to admire their beautiful country. Things like this show that they enjoy having people coming and going and want their stay to be as easy going as possible. I don't know much Japanese but my first trip there, I didn't know any and I was shocked by the amounts of things in English as well as English speaking natives.