Historical Map: Tokyo Metro Map on a Passnet Fare Card, 2005

Certainly solves the problem of having to read a map over someone’s shoulder on a crowded train (or resorting to wearing one on your tie).

Passnet was a magnetic-stripe fare card in use in the Kanto region from 2000 to 2008: it’s since been replaced by the contactless Pasmo card.

(Source: Rob Ketcherside/Flickr)

On Our Way to Asakusa

Here’s a dreamy shallow depth of field photo from Tokyo’s Ginza Line. Yum.

(Source: Eric Flexyourhead/Flickr)