Transportation around Tokyo Bay waterfront

Transportation around Tokyo Bay waterfront
1) Yurikamome 2) Tokyo Monorail
3) Rinkai Line 4) Keikyu Line
5) Disney Resort Line

Tokyo Bay waterfront is an appealing area for tourist.

There is Tokyo Port near the central area of Tokyo, and some reclaimed islands are around the port.
Haneda Airport is located at the south end of this area.

Since the late 1990s, this area has developed rapidly, then many modern buildings and structures have been built.

So new transport facilities have been improved.

This area is mostly occupied with landfill.
Therefore, monorail and Automated Guideway Transit are adopted for transport facilities because the facilities are light and the construction cost is cheap.

But each route and the position of station are a little confusing.
I think that this map must be useful for you.

Yurikamome

Yurikamome

Yurikamome is a Automated Guideway Transit service opened in 1995.
The total length is 14.7 km.

The starting station is Shinbashi.
It is in front of the east exit of JR Shinbashi station.

The train runs first along seaside area, then crosses Rainbow Bridge.
It reaches Odaiba area in a reclaimed island, and runs around the Odaiba area.

We can enjoy the good view all along the line.

The terminal station is Toyosu.
We can change to Yurakucho Line of Tokyo Metro (subway).

Yurikamome

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail is a monorail connecting the central area of Tokyo and Haneda Airport.
It opened in 1964, when Tokyo Olympic Games were held.

The total distance is 17.8 km, and it takes about 20 minutes from JR Hamamatsucho station to Haneda Airport.

In Haneda Airport, there are three stations: International Terminal, The 1st Terminal and The 2nd Terminal.

Tokyo Monorail

Rinkai Line

Train of Rinkai Line at Osaki station
Train of Rinkai Line at Osaki
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Rinkai Line is a railroad connecting Osaki of JR Yamanote Line and Shin-Kiba of JR Keiyo Line and subway Yurakucho Line.

It runs through waterfront and Odaiba area.
The train runs underground, so we cannot see the view from the train.

The trains of JR Saikyo Line run into this line through Osaki station, so it is convenient to visit Bay area from Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Saitama Prefecture.

Rinkai Line

Keikyu Line

Train of Keikyu Line
Train of Keikyu Line
Photo by Railstation.net

Keikyu Line is one of the main railway company around Tokyo.
The main line runs from Shinagawa through Yokohama to Miura Peninsula.

And, it has a branch line to Haneda Airport.
In Haneda Airport, there are two stations: International Terminal and Domestic Terminal.

Many express trains from both Shinagawa and Yokohama to the airport are operated.

Keikyu Line

Disney Resort Line

Disney Resort Line
Disney Resort Line
Photo by Railstation.net

Tokyo Disneyland is most popular theme park in Japan.
In addition, Tokyo DisneySea was opened in 2001.

Disney Resort Line is the monorail running around these parks and some resort hotels, and is operated by a formal company.

The total length is about 5 km, and all trains run counterclockwise every some minutes.

There are four stations on the line, and one of them is near JR Maihama station of JR Keiyo Line.
(Tokyo Disney Resort is in Chiba Prefecture.)

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