Tokyo has one of the largest urban rail networks in the world with over 4500 km of track and 2210 stations. It services over 40 million passengers daily in the Greater Tokyo area.
The Toei Subway and the Tokyo Metro are the subway systems most commonly used in the Tokyo metropolis.
Most Train lines in Tokyo are owned by independent companies that interconnect to varying degrees. Due to this many companies only show maps of their own lines and ignore the rest of the transit network.
East Japan Railway company is the largest passenger railway company in the world and has many trains coming in and out of Tokyo. These include standard commuter lines or long haul Shinkansen (Bullet Train) lines.
Buses and taxis serve more of a secondary role, moving travelers to train stations or airports. Taxis are particularly popular for late night travel after the rail lines cease to operate.
Originally called Tenji blocks, the tactile pavement was first installed outside the Okayama School for the Blind in Okayama, Japan in 1967. They quickly spread to larger cities, like Tokyo and Osaka. The system created by Seiichi Miyake was mandatory in all Japanese rail stations.