The 1950s remaining in Current Tokyo, “Tramway Arakawa Line”

Tokyo became a burned land in the war 70 years ago. From that state, Tokyo also developed along with economic development throughout Japan. As a result, the scenery of the 1950s remained everywhere in Tokyo early in development.

Shibuya Station (1971)

Only Toei Arakawa line remains

After the war, the streetcar was responsible for the movement of people in central Tokyo. A large amount of trams operated on many lines, and it also became a symbol of Tokyo. However, with the spread of automobiles, trams caused traffic congestion and in the 1970s all railroads were removed except for one route.

The only remaining left is the Toei Arakawa line. Shinjuku-ku from Toshima-ku, through Kita-ku and Arakawa-ku is a precursor to 12.2 km route. The railway line is an old residential area, and there are not many places to leave the scenery of the 1950s. Especially in the area around Minowa-Bashi station on the terminal point, the appearance of the old Tokyo remains, and many tourists visit seeking a nostalgic appearance.

Incidentally, the area around Minowa-Bashi Station is decorated to intentionally emphasize oldness.

Toden can get on Apple Pay

Toei Arakawa Line which is also a remnant of the 1950s firmly follows the evolution of technology well. The fare is 170 yen for all sections, and Apple Pay can be used for payment. If you use iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 sold in Japan you can pay the fare just by touching the payment terminal when getting on board.

apple pay

In Japan, Apple Pay has quite a lot of places to use, not only can pay fares for trains and buses, it also has thousands of fast food outlets (beef bowl, tempura, curry, soba, noodles) and more than 40,000 shops nationwide It can be used at convenience stores and hundreds of supermarkets.

It was because Apple Pay was synchronized with the existing system, and Apple Pay in Japan started very conveniently.