In my hometown of Vancouver, Canada, our train system (called the SkyTrain) only has 3 rapid transit lines (containing 53 stations), and there’s only one transit company running everything.
By contrast, in Tokyo, there are 158 (!) lines run by 48 different companies, with a whopping 2,210 stations!
Getting around the city is always fast and reliable (albeit maybe a bit crowded at times). Thanks to Express, Semi-Express, Limited Express and Commuter Express trains, you can live further away from the city center in a cheaper neighborhood, but commute to the center of town extremely quickly!
For example, the distance between Tachikawa Station and Shinjuku Station is about 26km (16 miles).
But because there is a Rapid Service train (Chuo Line Rapid), you can make the trip in only 35 minutes!
There’s also a Limited Express train (Super Azusa) that can make the trip in only 25 minutes, although these special trains cost a little extra.
Between all the different train lines, you’ll never be too far away from anything! And remember, we have over 100 properties all over Tokyo to choose from, so no matter which building you choose, you can be sure you’ll be close to everything!