The JR Yamanote Line
The Tokyo circle line accessible with the Japan Rail Pass
The JR Yamanote Line is the best way to get around Tokyo. It connects 29 stations including major stations as Tokyo Station, Shibuya Station, Shinjuku Station. It is covered by the Japan Rail Pass.
travel with the yamanote line around tokyo
The Yamanote line travels 34,5 km in one hour, with trains departing every two minutes during the day and every 30 seconds during rush hours. It is best to avoid rush hours as it is very crowded.
The line is identified by its green color and the letters JY. Each station is identified by a number. For example Ikebukuro is JY 13 and Shibuya JY 20. All stations are announced in English and there are digital signboards in each compartment.