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Tokyo Rush Hour Train Experience from Shinjuku Station


Join the rush! Get ready for a quirky only-in-Japan experience. Brave the Tokyo rush hour hustle, learn about train-specific mannerisms and safely board the train with a densha otaku (rail fan) guide in the world's busiest station, Shinjuku!

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  • Duration: 1 - 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Tue, Thu
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / JR round trip train fare
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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Starting time: 07:00 18:30
Starting time: 07:00 18:30
  • 07:00 Meet in Front of JR East Travel Service Center at Shinjuku Station
  • Rush Hour Train Briefing (Approx. 15 minutes)
    Busyness is ingrained in almost every big city's identity, and Tokyo is as big and busy as it gets. Ease into the madness and go to a less-crowded platform to learn about the Tokyo rush hour syndrome. Why does it happen and what specific etiquette is needed when riding the crowded trains? Find out!
  • Watch the Organized Chaos (Approx. 15 minutes)
    IMG_20180719_092221 Before experiencing the rush, observe the flow of people getting on and off the 4 most crowded train lines at the station. Watch the smooth coordination between the platform masters and train conductors as they try and ensure that the trains run on time.
  • Experience the Rush (Approx. 15 minutes)
    IMG_20180718_083736 Join the line, remember your briefing on train manners and safely board the train with your guide. Once inside the car, find a spot to safely train surf among the many commuters. You will be riding the train for 1 station (roughly a 2-to-4-minute ride).
  • Return to Shinjuku Station (Approx. 15 minutes)
    You may choose to jump back into the fray and train surf through the rush hour once more or, for those who have had their fill of rush hour excitement, you may walk back to Shinjuku with your guide instead.
  • 08:00-08:30 Tour Ends at JR Shinjuku Station
    • Children 12 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • People 65 years old and above can not participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
    • Please give yourself enough time to arrive. If you are late, you may not be able to participate. Shinjuku Station has many exits and is expected to be crowded at this time.
    • The train you will be boarded will be decided on the date according to the train schedule and how crowded it is.
    • Depending on the day, you may not be able to board a fully crowded train.
    • This tour is operated in basic English only.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 10.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 18.82
USD 18.82

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1 - 1.5 hour(s)
Availability Tue, Thu
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