Hibiya Line Tokyo: The Essential Guide

  • Published on : 26/02/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

The Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line is a key subway line that runs across central Tokyo, connecting the city's southwest and northeast. Operated by Tokyo Metro, the Hibiya Line serves some of Tokyo's most popular districts and attractions, making it an essential route for both locals and visitors to know. This guide provides an overview of the Hibiya Line, highlighting its key stations, transfer points, train services, and tips for riding.


  • The Hibiya Line is color-coded silver on maps - look for the silver line when navigating the Tokyo subway network.
  • Tickets can be bought from multilingual vending machines at each station. Even easier is to get a rechargeable IC card like Pasmo or Suica which can be simply tapped on the ticket gates.
  • Remember to follow proper train etiquette, like not talking loudly on the phone, giving up priority seats to those in need, and not eating while on trains.
  • Especially during morning and evening rush hours, trains can get very crowded. Avoid rush hour if possible or be prepared to squeeze in!
  • If you miss your last train, you may need to take a taxi or stay out until first train. Plan your late night travelaccordingly - especially if you have to transfer between different train operators' lines.
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