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In the loop: Tokyo seen from commuter train line

Updated : 2019-06-10 12:05:32

Want to take a glimpse of daily life in downtown Tokyo? Take a ride on the Yamanote loop line. For most Tokyoites, the line means an incredibly punctual and efficient transportation system for commuting. For tourists, it offers a glimpse into the life of ordinary people living in the city.

A Yamanote Line train departs from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo. Operated by the East Japan Railway Co., the Yamanote Line in Tokyo makes a loop around the centre of the city, connecting 29 stations that include key stops such as Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ikebukuro. A complete loop of about an hour offers scenes of Japanese daily lives: jam-packed morning commute, views of the famous Shibuya crossing, high-rises, downtown shopping arcades, and a quick break at a noodle stand. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A Yamanote Line train departs from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo. Operated by the East Japan Railway Co., the Yamanote Line in Tokyo makes a loop around the centre of the city, connecting 29 stations that include key stops such as Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ikebukuro. A complete loop of about an hour offers scenes of Japanese daily lives: jam-packed morning commute, views of the famous Shibuya crossing, high-rises, downtown shopping arcades, and a quick break at a noodle stand. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A Yamanote Line train travels above commuters walking across the crossing during evening rush hours in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A Yamanote Line train travels above commuters walking across the crossing during evening rush hours in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man reacts in a packed Yamanote Line train during evening rush hours in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man reacts in a packed Yamanote Line train during evening rush hours in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A woman wearing a kimono looks at a train route map while travelling in a Yamanote Line train in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A woman wearing a kimono looks at a train route map while travelling in a Yamanote Line train in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters waiting for a train are seen through the window of a Yamanote Line train at Shimbashi Station in Tokyo. Running above ground, views from wide windows on the train range from high-rises to local shopping arcade as the train covers different parts of the city. The line, according to company statistics, moves roughly 3 to 4 million people daily, more than the entire population of Jamaica. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters waiting for a train are seen through the window of a Yamanote Line train at Shimbashi Station in Tokyo. Running above ground, views from wide windows on the train range from high-rises to local shopping arcade as the train covers different parts of the city. The line, according to company statistics, moves roughly 3 to 4 million people daily, more than the entire population of Jamaica. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters stand in a packed Yamanote Line train while waiting for the train to depart at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters stand in a packed Yamanote Line train while waiting for the train to depart at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man eats his breakfast in a noodle shop located on a platform between two Yamanote Line rails as a group of commuters wait in line to catch a train during morning rush hours at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. For most Tokyoites, the line means an incredibly punctual and efficient transportation system for commuting. For tourists, it offers a glimpse into the life of ordinary people living in the city. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man eats his breakfast in a noodle shop located on a platform between two Yamanote Line rails as a group of commuters wait in line to catch a train during morning rush hours at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. For most Tokyoites, the line means an incredibly punctual and efficient transportation system for commuting. For tourists, it offers a glimpse into the life of ordinary people living in the city. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters stand in a packed Yamanote Line train at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. Trains are always packed during morning and evening rush hours as they are notoriously known. It's so densely packed that passengers don't even have to grab a handrail to stand upright despite swaying. There are shoves from commuters who can't afford to wait another few minutes for a next train, but no one growls in irritation. It's usually forgiven with just a little nod, a gesture of apology. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commuters stand in a packed Yamanote Line train at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. Trains are always packed during morning and evening rush hours as they are notoriously known. It's so densely packed that passengers don't even have to grab a handrail to stand upright despite swaying. There are shoves from commuters who can't afford to wait another few minutes for a next train, but no one growls in irritation. It's usually forgiven with just a little nod, a gesture of apology. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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