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Tokyo City Urban Hike and Subway Adventure, Tokyo, Japan

5th of November 2017

My urban hiking introduction to Tokyo includes the bustling Shinjuku and Shibuya but also some quiet time in the city parks.

  • Location: Shinjuku Station to Otemachi Station via Shibuya and Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Start or End: I started at my hotel close to Shinjuku Station and finished at Otemachi Station, but the walk could be started and finished at almost any location and public transport options are plentiful.
  • Length: 24.5km of which 4.5km was via subway (15.2mi of which 2.8mi was via subway)
  • Grade: Long but easy. Mainly flat with some stairs. From Ebisu, I took the subway to Roppongi and checked out Tokyo City View on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills (not included on the map but it is easy to find from the train station). I then got back on the subway to Kamiyacho and continued walking. With the subway shortcut, the walk is reduced to 20km. I started at about 8 am and finished at about 4 pm, so I wasn’t walking at a brisk pace as there was plenty to see.


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