#888

Everything about Trains between Yokohama and Tokyo

Born and raised in Yokohama, I know a lot about trains running between Yokohama and Tokyo. Here is a list of each of the trains with shorts explanations.

JR
1. The Tokaido Line
The Tokaido line is the fastest way to get from Yokohama to Tokyo. Between Yokohama station and Shinagawa station, it only stops at one stop (Kawasaki) and is one of the most crowded trains in the morning. The Tokaido line begins at Tokyo and travels all the way down South and then West to the Izu Peninsula.

2. The Yokosuka Line
The Yokosuka line takes a more inland route to Tokyo in comparison to the Tokaido line and hence takes a little longer. Between Yokohama and Shinagawa, it stops at three stops (Shinkawasaki, Musashikosugi, Nishiooi). However, the Yokosuka line keeps going past Tokyo as the Sobu line and goes as far as Narita Airport in Chiba.

3. The Shonan Shinjuku Line
The Shonan Shinjuku line is a little confusing. The Shonan Shinjuku line "local" train runs along the same tracks as the Yokosuka line until Nishiooi, going towards Tokyo. Then it veers West and heads to Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro. The "rapid" runs along the same tracks as the Tokaido line until Yokohama, going towards Tokyo. Then it runs along the same tracks as the "local" Shonan Shinjuku line but skips more stops, making it a faster option. The SHonan SHinjuku line is the fastest way to get to Shibuya, Shunjuku, and Ikebukuro from Yokohama.

4. The Keihin Tohoku Line
The Keihin Tohoku Line is the fourth and final JR line between Yokohama and Tokyo. It takes much longer than the other two lines but stops at many more stops. It is convenient for people living between Tokyo and Yokohama but not at the major stops like Kawasaki.

Keikyu
1. The Keihin Kyuko Line
The Keihin Kyuko line is run by Keikyu and is another fast way to get to Tokyo. The Wing express that runs in the mornings and at night is actually faster than any of the JR lines with no stop between Yokohama and Shinagawa. Keikyu is also a convenient way to get to Haneda airport from Yokohama or Tokyo. The Keikyu line becomes the Tokyo Metro Asakusa line from Shinagawa station.

Tokyu
The Tokyu Toyoko Line
The Toyoko line runs from Yokohama to the more Western side of Tokyo. It is a convenient way to get to Shibuya from Yokohama. The Minatomirai line that it connects to from Yokohama also makes it a good option for a trip to the Yokohama Bay area.

GenS image

GenS

Japan

GenS's other advice

Nagashi-Somen, Delicious Noodles in Japan images

Nagashi-Somen, Delicious Noodles in Japan

One of the best things I like about Japan is that the 4-season weather system is clearly reflected in the culture. In fall, you enjoy the changing colors and the sanma. Winter is for oranges in a war…

Best Soba in the Middle of Nowhere, Japan images

Best Soba in the Middle of Nowhere, Japan

Just last week I had the best soba in my life in the middle of nowhere, a five minute walk from Nakagami station on the Ome line. I was on a business trip on the way to a meeting at the Akishima city…

Best Izakaya in Yokohama, Japan images

Best Izakaya in Yokohama, Japan

By far my favourite izakaya is a place in Yokohama called Camp Yokohama. As its name may suggest, this particular izakaya is camping themed. Which of course means, MEAT! GOOD MEAT! CHEAP MEAAAAT!…

World's Most Comfortable Economy-class Seats on Skymark Airlines images

World's Most Comfortable Economy-class Seats on Skymark Airlines

When I boarded my Skymark airline flight last weekend for a short trip down to Fukuoka, I was shocked by how large the economy seats were. Initially I miss took the economy seats to be business class…

Cheapest Places for Karaoke in Japan images

Cheapest Places for Karaoke in Japan

Karatetsu is my go-to karaoke place. The reasons are clear. 1. Cheap2. Carries one of the most number of songs, which is perfect for someone like me who enjoys singing songs in English.The pr…

Best Way to Enjoy the FIFA World Cup in Japan images

Best Way to Enjoy the FIFA World Cup in Japan

Are you a soccer fanatic, bummed out that you won't be in Brazil to witness the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Don't worry, even if you're here in Japan, on the opposite side of the globe, th…

You might also like

A Summer Day Tour in Misaki Port and Jogashima images

A Summer Day Tour in Misaki Port and Jogashima

If you have a day to get out and adventure, I suggest you make your way to Miura's Misaki Port and neighbouring island, Jogashima. Only one hour away from Yokohama, it makes for a perfect day trip.…

Former Deep Japan Writer image

Former Deep Japan Writer

TORAVESOGURIRU - Brazilian Restaurant in Yokohama China town images

TORAVESOGURIRU - Brazilian Restaurant in Yokohama China town

When you are getting a bit tired of Japanese foods and would like to have something different for a change, how about a Brazilian all-you-can-eat style restaurant in Yokohama China town? It's one of …

Suetsumuhana image

Suetsumuhana

100 Yen Shop Listing for Yokohama images

100 Yen Shop Listing for Yokohama

I was recently asked by a group of tourists, “Can you tell us where the nearest convenience store is?”“Why bother with a conbini?” I replied. “There’s a 100 yen shop just down the street. They’ll…

Former Deep Japan Writer image

Former Deep Japan Writer

Follow the Yellow Brick Road in Tokyo images

Follow the Yellow Brick Road in Tokyo

Have you seen a movie produced by Warner Brother’s call “The Wizard of Oz”? In one of the parts, munchkins tell Dorothy, the Coward Lion, the Tin Man and the scarecrow to follow the yellow brick road…

AustinA image

AustinA

Chigasaki Beach for your Japan Travel images

Chigasaki Beach for your Japan Travel

Have you ever been to a city call “Chigasaki”? It is located central Kanagawa Prefecture between Fujisawa and Hiratsuka city with population of little over 236,000 people and a population density of …

AustinA image

AustinA

Running Around in Yokohama images

Running Around in Yokohama

I often write reviews and articles about restaurants in Yokohama, but what do I with the all the calories that come with the job? Well, like many of the 3.7 million people who live here, I run. And t…

Former Deep Japan Writer image

Former Deep Japan Writer