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Explore the Yamanote through Song

Trains Stations Music Tokyo Greater Tokyo

There's something about Tokyo's Yamanote Line and its 39 stations that you might have missed: the platform tunes vary from station to station, and JR has commissioned somewhere around 100 unique departure melodies for use all over the Tokyo Metro area. You might not think you hear them, but your brain does!

If you plan to visit Tokyo, or even if you’ve lived here for years, take a watch and careful listen to DigitalHub.JP’s collection of ultra-short Tokyo Train Tunes, each of which points out interesting or important features of the corresponding neighborhoods. So, it's nostalgia and/or anticipation: watching the Tokyo Train Tunes series is virtually guaranteed to give you one or the other... or maybe both!

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