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The most beautiful train map in the world?

25 Apr

We at TokyoHandsup are constantly looking for ways to show our affection for Tokyo, so when we found this awesome map of the Tokyo railways our hearts melted on the spot! This looks great in any apartment (ours included!), but there is an added coolness to this map, it doubles up as a calender!

It even includes cute small post-it stickers to mark those all important dates, like  “Next trip to Tokyo” and “Studio Apartment Band @ Ageha” (more on Studio Apartment in a later article house music fans!)

.. And then there´s the name of the map,  it´s called Tokyo Universe Railway System , how cool is that?

We found the Tokyo Universe Railway system at White Rabitt Press.

PS: It even comes as a handy map, the perfect companion to you SUICA card:-)

Lets explore the Tokyo Universe!


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The wonders of SUICA

27 Feb

If there is one thing you need in Tokyo, it´s this card.

Super Urban Intelligent CArd or Suica for short is exactly what it sounds like, an essential item in for super urban living.

Its primary use is that of transportation, swipe once on entry on trains and subways, and reswipe on the way out for smooth travel, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Suica can also be used in convenience stores, vending machines, restaurants, shops and more. You dont even have to take the card out of your wallet!

Hot tip: All the FamilyMart stores takes Suica, so thats makes it our favorite convenience store in Tokyo!

Anybody who´s been to Tokyo knows how annoying it is to carry all that loose change, so Suica is like a dream to the Tokyo traveler. I even used it to buy a pair of sneakers in Shibuya on my last trip. Suica can be loaded with a maximum  of 20.000 yen, so charge your card up! You can always refund what you dont use, or just simply do as we do and use your Suica at the airport when you (unwillingly) leave Tokyo. Cause all shops at Narita takes Suica!

So look for this logo, and use your Suica whenever you can!

(Suica can also be used in shops with the Pasmo logo..)


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