Can anyone recommend what would be the best way to go about travelling in Tokyo? I am staying in Tokyo for a week and will want to commute between places like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Asakusa, Akihabara etc.
The cheapest is definitely walking, it's - apart from cycling - the best way to discover a city. You can easily walk between Shinjuku and Shibuya or between Asakusa and Akihabara. For longer distances just take JR or Tokyo Metro. Or the bus, as Mike has just mentioned.
In terms of convenience, yes, but they wouldn't really help you save money.
Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway offer special passes which are very useful if you ride the metro and trains a lot within one day. Tokyo Metro has a “1-Day Open Ticket” (¥710 for adults, ¥360 for children), Toei Subway a “One-Day Economy Pass” for ¥700 (¥350 for children). Common one-day tickets for both Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway are available for ¥1,000 (¥500 for children). Toei Subway has a “Tokyo One-Day Free Tickets” for ¥1,580 (¥790 for children) that can be used on Toei subways, Toei buses, the Toei Streetcar (Toden) Arakawa Line, and the Nippori-Toneri Liner, as well as Tokyo Metro and JR East trains within Tokyo’s 23 wards for one day.
In the areas you asked about, it is frequently the case that stations are only a very few hundred meters apart. Always take a look at the map if you're only going a station or two away from where you are. Go may find that many times walking is a good option.
Okay, thanks guys! Just booked the flights. Looking for somewhere to stay now for a week, most likely going to use Airbnb. It's my first time going to Japan and I am going on my own, so if you guys have any other tips/advices for someone going for the first time please share
Slightly off topic but I don't reckon much to this atlas. It is clearly laid out and fine if you are a tourist going to the main areas. I live in the suburbs outside the Yamanote line and the latest edition has been very lazily updated and omits a major road (part of Kanpachi dori no less) that has been there for at least five years. My Japanese road atlas is much clearer and a third of the price.
When are you coming? If it is at least a couple of weeks away, contact these nice folks who can provide you with a free tour guide. Be sure to carefully read the site first. (If you go to places requiring an entrance fee you need to cover the guide's entrance, etc.)
Method to enjoy Hokkaido or the Kyushu district in Tokyo.
A local special product exhibition is sometimes held in the department store of Japan.
Special event of the department store of March.
Place:Shinjuku Keio Department Store.
Period:2016/03/30 - 2016/04/13
Place: Tokyu Shibuya Station, Toyoko shop
Period: 2016/03/24 - 2016/03/29
Place: Seibu Ikebukuro
Period 2016/03/23 - 2016/04/4
Place:Shinjuku Keio Department Store.
Period:2016/02/25 - 2016/03/01 大九州展｜京王百貨店 新宿店
Site of the product exhibition. 物産展.com:トップページ
The subway lines worked best for me. But judging from you destination options, you can stick to the JR Line. I highly suggest you download the mobile app, HyperDia, to help you navigate through the train system. It will indicate which stations you should transfer/stop at, as well as the timetables/ETAs for the trains.
During my first visit to Tokyo, I used the Tokyo Subway Tickets and purchased them at Narita Airport. These tickets are more intended for tourists since they have unlimited use for up to a certain number of days (varies depending on which one you get). If you are intending to check out places mostly along the Japan Rail (JR) Yamanote Line, then I suggest you purchase the JR Yamanote Line ticket instead.
Can't get any cheaper than walking,
For me, I LOVE to walk but not in the summer, I don't like my butt sweating...Ha, Ha.
If your going to do a lot of walk, I STRONGLY recommend you plan out your route going from A, to B to C and etc. Believe me, I walk from akihabara to Senso-ji Temple to University of Tokyo, all the way down to shibuya.