Navigate Tokyo subway system like a pro
Tip 1: Always bring the metro map and ask for help if you need
Download the metro app or get a metro map at any subway entrance. Plan your destination and make sure you know where to change the trains.
If you still have difficulty, you can easily seek help from the staff at the ticket office. Even though they may not be fluent in English, they will try their best to point you to the right direction. Seeking advice from others is the first thing you should do when you get lost.
Tip 2: Know the major interchange stations
Tip 3: Cross walkable interchange stations on foot
Some of the subway stations in Tokyo, such as Nagatacho, Shinbashi and Shinjuku, are close to each other and you can easily walk instead of having to cross several interchange stations.
Tip 4: Check the correct exit
Most of the subway stations have too many exits and you can easily get lost. Check with staff on duty to figure out the correct exit first. If you accidentally head out a wrong exit, the best thing to do is to return to the subway entrance, and ask the staff for help.