Tokyo Metro Map


Tokyo metro map


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A comprehensive map showing all Metro and commuter lines in Tokyo


Tokyo Metro
TOEI
JR East Yamanote Line
JR East Commuter lines
Private Lines (Keisei, Tobu, Tojo, Keikyu, Tokyu, Odakyu, Keio, Seibu, Rinkai Line, Tsukuba Express)
Thru Trains
Tokyo Monorail, Nippori-Toneri Liner, New Transit Yurikamome,
Airport links (Skyliner, Narita Express)


DESIGN NOTES

GEOGRAPHY

The map encompasses the entire area served by the metro system, a 30x30 km square. All commuter lines in the area are also represented.



TOPOLOGY

The dense central urban area is enlarged to make enough room for the display of all necessary information it contains. The periphery is consequently shrunk. Landscape features - rivers, sea - are schematized.



SYMBOLISM


The map is centered on the Imperial Palace compound represented by a green circle.

The 2 main lines marking the Tokyo downtown area are shown with a simple and remarkable shape:
- Yamanote line linking all main railway stations is a rectangle with rounded corners.
- Oedo line is an axially symmetric loop.



STRUCTURE

Lines' shapes are simplified and organized following a regular structure related to symbolic elements:
- Diagonals centered on the imperial palace
- Vertical axis parallel to Yamanote line
- Offset paths parallel to Oedo line



HIERARCHY

A hierarchy of information is established to avoid overwhelming the user with data.
There are successive lecture levels:
1. Metro lines with bright shades
2. Commuter lines with pastel shades
3. Light Rail lines with a central white stroke



Details


Imperial palace and Downtown Tokyo




Shinjuku and Shibuya




Narita and Haneda Airports




Main Olympic areas





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