Re: [94attendees] Day trip to Tokyo

"Black, David" <david.black@emc.com> Thu, 05 November 2015 09:27 UTC

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From: "Black, David" <david.black@emc.com>
To: Erik Nordmark <nordmark@sonic.net>, "94attendees@ietf.org" <94attendees@ietf.org>
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> And it is very worth-while to check on the sign whether the train is
> local (blue on the sign), express (red), limited express (orange) since
> it makes a huge difference in the time it takes to get into Tokyo.

+1 - don't take a local to/from Tokyo.

> The local/express status changes along the path - a train might start
> off as local on the Minatomirai line and become express or limited as it
> continues from Yokohama station.

The train type on the Minatomirai line should apply beyond Yokohama station
at least as far as Shibuya (on the JR Yamanote ring line in Tokyo) - both
expresses and limited expresses skip one or more stops on the Minatomirai
line, but all trains stop at Minatomirai.

Thanks,
--David

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> From: 94attendees [mailto:94attendees-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of Erik
> Nordmark
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> And it is very worth-while to check on the sign whether the train is
> local (blue on the sign), express (red), limited express (orange) since
> it makes a huge difference in the time it takes to get into Tokyo.
> 
> The local/express status changes along the path - a train might start
> off as local on the Minatomirai line and become express or limited as it
> continues from Yokohama station.
> 
>     Erik
> 
> On 11/5/15 1:35 PM, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 1:29 PM Praveen Balasubramanian wrote:
> >> What would be the best way to reach Tokyo from Yokohama - which train is
> the most frequent from Yokohama station to Tokyo and also runs into late
> evening? Any suggestions on the best places to explore in Tokyo (is
> http://wikitravel.org/en/Classic_Tokyo,_Modern_Tokyo a good itinerary)?
> > It depends where you are going.   There are lots of trains that get there in
> a similar amount of time.   For example, I went up to the Omotesando
> neighborhood by taking the Minatomirai line, which changed to two other lines
> without me having to change trains.   Express most of the way.   If you are
> going to the Ginza, you can switch at Yokohama station to the Tokaido line
> (IIRC) and that has expresses that get you there pretty fast.   You can also
> switch to the Keikyu line at Yokohama, and it is pretty great from a tourist
> perspective, more so than the Tokaido line.
> >
> > Use Google Maps if you have it, and get directions.   It will tell  you what
> train to take and what it says on the announcement.   You can identify the
> train by the time if the announcement is only in Japanese, because they are
> that accurate.
> >
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