Tramming It in Tokyo: the Tokyu Setagaya Line

21 03 2014

There are two tram lines in Tokyo that are in operation.  Others that used to exist years ago have been taken over mostly by bus lines and I believe in some cases the subway.  I rode on one of them for the first time ever the other day going from the originating station Sangenjaya all the way to the terminating one, Shimotakaido, in about 17 minutes.  The car is modern but it does feel retro.

The Setagaya Line operated by Tokyu.

The Setagaya Line operated by Tokyu. At the originating station, Sangenjaya.

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A very modern tram

At the other end, Shimotakaido.

At the other end, Shimotakaido.

Tokyu Setagaya Line


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22 03 2014
TonyJ2

Thanks for this story as I thought the Tram from Waseda just north of Tokyo was the only one. Another trip to talk for this sucker for trams and trains.

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22 03 2014
Ayako Mathies

That is the other one and I live quite near to where it goes through but have never been on it. The Setagaya Line is near to my parents’ and the other night was my first time. Unless you have the need to use it on a daily basis, it feels like a special excursion to be taking a tram. 😀

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