For the next 3 days of purely visiting Tokyo itself, I decided to use the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway to get around Tokyo instead so that I could access different places to where I have been on my previous trip about 4.5 years ago. While searching for ticket options online, I found that the Tokyo Skyliner and Tokyo Subway Ticket package from KLOOK offered the best value for what I needed for the remaining 3 days, since I did need to get back to the airport as well.
After arriving from my Delta Air Lines DL168 flight from Singapore, I headed to the Keisei side of Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station to redeem my passes at the Keisei Skyliner Counter.
After showing the counter staff my KLOOK voucher, she pointed me to the Skyliner & Keisei Information Center instead.
The Skyliner & Keisei Information Center is located just beside the JR East Travel Service Centre where I purchased the JR TOKYO Wide Pass for my first 3 days of train travel out of Tokyo.
Queuing up to redeem my Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Subway Ticket set.
I opted to go for the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket as I would be spending more than 48 hours in Tokyo for the 3 remaining days, plus I could start using it earlier on the evening of the 4th-last day if I had wanted to since the pass would cover it. On top of that, the difference between the two passes was just ¥297 (~S$3.75) on KLOOK, so I didn’t have to consider much to “upgrade” to this longer-usage pass.
The Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket came in a nice paper folder.
As I was using the Keisei Skyliner for the journey from Ueno to Narita Airport, I was given a coupon to redeem for my train journey later on at Ueno, instead of the fixed Liner ticket immediately.
The back of the magnetic Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket is not dated yet. It would be dated upon the first usage of the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket at the ticket gate when entering the platform for the first time, and the usage would start counting down then.
The Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket is different from the normal Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket,whereby the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket provides unlimited travel on both Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines, whereas the normal Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket allows travel on the Tokyo Metro only.
To start my Tokyo Metro journey, I used Komagome Station. It isn’t a big station, and the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket isn’t sold here. However, as I already have the magnetic ticket on hand, it wasn’t a problem.
The station footprint is a lot smaller than the usual JR stations that I’m used to.
Heading down the rather shallow station.
Heading to the ticket gates at the concourse.
My currently-blank back of the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket.
Normal Tokyo Metro 24-hour Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines.
Heading to the ticket gate.
Inserting my Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket into the ticket gate.
Taking up my ticket at the end of the ticket gate.
My now-dated Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket. Instead of putting the date of first usage and you having to count from there like most other ticket machines around the world, the machine automatically validates and prints the expiry date and time on the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket instead.
Heading down to the Namboku Line platforms.
The island platform of the Namboku Line at Komagome.
The interior of the Namboku Line Tokyo Metro 9000 series.
The route map of the Namboku Line above the doors.
The route map of the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway network above the doors.
Changing trains at Nagatacho Station for the Hanzomon Line.
The island platform of the Hanzomon Line at Nagatacho.
The incoming new Tokyu 2020 series from the Tokyu lines before Shibuya, forming my Tokyo Metro train service to Oshiage.
The interior of the new Tokyu 2020 series.
The longitudinal benches have a unique seat back design.
The priority area on board with an integrated perch seat and grab handle at the wheelchair and pram area.
The unfortunate builder stickers of J-TREC and sustina. I wonder if Japan makes any more cast builder plates for new trains rather than just a cheap sticker.
Arriving at Oshiage Station, the last stop of this Tokyu through-service Tokyo Metro train.
Here, I headed up to Tokyo Skytree, which would otherwise be inaccessible by any JR passes.
Overall, a rather useful pass to get around Tokyo as the Tokyo Metro goes into nooks and crannies of the city which the JR line would otherwise have bypassed.
KLOOK offers many combinations of Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Subway Tickets at prices slightly cheaper than getting them directly from Keisei or Tokyo Metro, so you can pick the one most suitable for you:
- Skyliner One-way Ticket + Tokyo Subway Ticket (24 Hours)
- Skyliner One-way Ticket + Tokyo Subway Ticket (48 Hours)
- Skyliner One-way Ticket + Tokyo Subway Ticket (72 Hours)
- Skyliner Round-trip Ticket + Tokyo Subway Ticket (24 Hours)
- Skyliner Round-trip Ticket + Tokyo Subway Ticket (48 Hours)
- Skyliner Round-trip Ticket + Tokyo Subway Ticket (72 Hours)