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crazybastard crazybas…
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Tokyo trains, Tokyo Tower, etc Sep 02, 2010
Trains in Tokyo are really convenient but might pose a challenge for a newbie. However there are English signs posted in all stations so there is no need to worry.There are 2 major Railways in Tokyo... the "JR Trains" and the "Tokyo Metro"(the later being mostly subways).. I suggest you download and print english Maps for both(see links below).. If you are coming from Narita, you'll have to take the JR (Narita line) up to "Ueno" then transfer to Metro (Hibiya line) to get to "Kamiyacho" which is 7mins from Tokyo Tower.

be careful not to ride the "Green Cars" or "Skyliner" since there will be additional fees.

If you can, I would advice buying "Japan Rail Pass" (which can be bought only outside Japan) to get unlimited access to all train lines including "Shinkansen" (bullet trains).

As for karaoke, there are tons.. I usually go to the inexpensive ones like "Utahiroba" joints which can be found near most Train Stations. there are also Special "Western" stlye Karaokes like "Fiesta" in Roppongi where you can sing on stage.(slightly pricy though).

regarding dance clubs, there are tons in Roppongi, Shibuya and Daikanmaru.. try searching online since the type of music depends on which Guest DJ is available on that night. There are however multi-level(underground) clubs where they play different genres per floor (usually, techno, trance, disco and House music).

Since you'll be here in Spring, I suggest going to a "Hanami event" (cherry blossom viewing) which is very popular for Japs and "Gaijins"(Foreigners) alike.. usually Picnic at major parks like Ueno park, Shinjuku Gyoen and Yoyogi Park. Also Akihabara(Electronics and "Otaku" district) is advisable for gadgets, Manga and Anime. You can also visit Odaiba, Roppongi, Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku for shopping and sightseeing (popular among Japanese teens)

here are a few links to help you out:

fell free to ask any questions.. ^^
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