Going Around Tokyo from Harumi Passenger Terminal

When I first arrived Tokyo, I was on a cargo ship and the ship docked somewhere away and far from the city center.

Then two years ago, I was back and that time I was working on a cruise ship. The ship berthed in Tokyo’s modern Harumi Passenger Terminal, where even without going ashore one can enjoy viewing Tokyo, Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Tower. But of course Tokyo is Tokyo, so why not go ashore, hit the streets and go around the city?
I thought going around Tokyo is a problem for those who doesn’t read or speak Japanese – like me. It’s my first time in Tokyo and as usual I normally go ashore alone and looking at the destination signs in Japanese displayed at the front of every public buses, I am clueless where that bus is heading to. So I ask myself, how would I get around Tokyo? Then I was so relieved to find a tourist information kiosk inside the terminal building where I got this very handy travel guide providing very detailed information from getting the right bus to subways stations and going around Tokyo.
Going around Tokyo is actually very easy. Just take note on that bus number displayed at the front of the vehicle and you’re all set to roam around Japan’s beautiful and highly modern Tokyo. So with that bus number on the bus, check the corresponding destination below:
Going to Ginza:
From Harumi Futo, take bus no. 3 (for Yotsuya) or bus no. 5 (for Tokyo Station) and get off at Ginza Yonchome. Travel time is about 20 minutes and fare for adult is ¥210.
Going to Hibiya:
From Harumi Futo, take bus no. 3 (for Yotsuya) and get off at Hibiya. Travel time is about 25 minutes and fare for adult is ¥210.
Going to Yurakucho:
From Harumo Futo, take bus no. 5 (for Tokyo Station) and get off at Yurakucho. Travel time is about 25 minutes and fare for adult os ¥210.
Going to Asakusa:
From Harumo Futo, take bus no. 3 (for Yotsuya) or bus no. 5 (for Tokyo Station) and get off at Ginza Yonchome. Travel time is about 20 minutes and fare for adult is ¥210. From Ginza, take the Ginza Line (subway) at Ginza Station (G09) and get off at Asakusa Station (G19). Travel time is 14 minutes and fare for adult is ¥200.
Going to Akihabara and Ueno:
From Harumo Futo, take bus no. 5 (for Tokyo Station) and get off at Tokyo Station. Travel time is about 30 minutes and fare for adult is ¥210. From Tokyo Station, take Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line. You will arrive first at Akihabara Station then the next station is Ueno Station.
Going to Roppongi:
From Harumo Futo, take bus no. 3 (for Yotsuya) or bus no. 5 for Tokyo Station then get off at Ginza Yonchome. Travel time is about 20 minutes and fare for adult is ¥210. From Ginza Station take the Hibiya Line subway and get off at Roppongi Station. Travel time is about 9 minutes and fare for adult is ¥170.
Going to Shinjuko:
Frm Harumo Futo, take bus no. 3 (for Yotsuya) or bus no. 5 for Tokyo Station then get off at Ginza Yonchome. Travel time is about 20 minutes and fare for adult is ¥210. From Ginza Station take Marunouchi Line and get off at Shinjuko Station. Travel time is about 15 minutes and fare for adult is ¥200.

Tokyo Trains, Subways, Buses and Taxis

Trains and Subways
Train and subway tickets are available at the vending machines located at every stations. Near the vending machine are system maps where the fare is shown. Stations are provided with automatic ticket gate and as you exit, ticket must be turned in.
Bus
Pay only as you board the bus. Just deposit the fare at the box beside the driver. To stop the bus, just push the button found above your seat.
Taxi
Taxi fare is meter displayed. A green light on the front dashboard of the passenger side means taxi is occupied and the red light means vacant.

To call Tokyo Tourist Information Center, just dial 0353213077. To call a taxi, just dial 0336480300.

Enjoy Tokyo!

  1. Looks like you had the same problem I did when I was trying to navigate Tokyo’s subway system! Should’ve done what you did and got a tourist guide!

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