Japan Images: The Last Tram in Tokyo
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
When you think of the super high-tech, neon saturated city of Tokyo, perhaps the word tram is not the first thing to enter your mind.
Me neither but I stumbled across a post somewhere on the interwebs about Tokyo’s last remaining streetcar line, the 12km Toden Arakawa Line, which dates from 1913 and decided to check it out.
The Toden Arikawa Line runs from Waseda Station to Minowabashi Station and if you’re keen you can ride the entire route in just under an hour. The cost was great value at roughly ¥160.
We only rode a few stations and then walked between a few others to enjoy the local neighbourhood including the Zoshigaya Cemetery, which can be found near the Toden Zoshigaya Station.
So if you’re looking for a less frenetic day out in Tokyo, where life moves a little slower than the usual tourist areas, take a ride on the last tram in Tokyo.
For more information visit the Toei Toden Arakawa Line website