tokyo subway walking times
Not surprisingly it takes less time to walk between central Tokyo stations. | Photo by Greg Lane

Inspired by London’s Walking Tube Map showing the walking time in minutes between London Underground stations, Tokyo Cheapo has produced a walking map of the Tokyo subway system to both save you money and help you to walk off that 1,000-calorie bowl of lunchtime ramen.

View the map in its glorious entirety here.

While we would love to impress you by telling you we walked the entire 304 km (189 mi) of the Tokyo subway system, we got the walking times from good old Google Maps.

tokyo subway walking times
Photo by Greg Lane

Some interesting numbers

Of the 285 stations on the Tokyo Metro and the Toei Subway, the shortest walk between two stations is the 4-minute trot between Nijubashimae Station and Otemachi Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line while the longest is the 56-minute slog between Shinozaki Station and Motoyawata Station at the terminus of the Toei Shinjuku Line.

The shortest to walk from end to end is the Ginza Line at 3 hours and 10 minutes while if you feel the need to walk the lasso shaped Toei Oedo Line, you’ll be on your feet for 9 hours and 45 minutes. But just think of that 319 yen you now have to spend on yourself!

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