Tourists will now find it easier to traverse Tokyo’s subway maze

Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trains of Yamanote Line of East Japan Railway (JR East) run in Tokyo on June 18, 2013.  The rail company is offering one lucky couple the chance to get married aboard one of Tokyo's busiest commuter trains as it encircles the Japanese capital, it said on June 18.     AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA

The metropolitan government of Tokyo had installed its first multiple language ticket-vending machine today. The ticketing machine is accessible on a Toei subway line in order to prepare for yet another influx of visitors from overseas.


The machine is actually located at Tochomae Station on the Oedo Line.


It permits travellers to choose from among the different languages including Korean, Chinese and English. The Thai, French and Spanish services would be added within the end of the month of March.


Users can search for a particular destination and then purchase a ticket in four ways.


This can be done by utilizing the improved interface that is by popular tourist locales, route map, station number and also station name. The high definition screen is 32 inches, as compared with the current screen that measures about 15 inches.


The metropolitan government also plans to install the machines at 31 stations on the subway lines of Toei comprising Otemachi, Asakusa, Roppongi as these are the places that draws the maximum number of tourists.


The other subway operator known as Tokyo Metro Company had kick started similar services in March 2016 on a trial basis.


It would begin full-scale operations by establishing 155 multiple-language machines at 69 stations from fiscal year 2018.


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