How to pick the best train car on Japan's trains?
November 17, 2008 11:50 PM Subscribe
What's the easiest way to determine which train car I should ride in so that I arrive nearest to the station exit I want on Japanese trains?
posted by phaedrus441 to Travel & Transportation around Japan (9 answers total)
What I mean is, I want to know, for example, when riding a train to Shinjuku, which car I should get on (1, 2, 3, etc.) so that I will arrive closest to the platform exit for Shinjuku's East and West exits.
To that end, it'd be nice to be able to know which car is best when wanting to make a quick transfer at a station, too.
Where can I look this up? Of course I can just remember each time I go to a station where things are, or I could make a note or two, but there must be a way to look things up online. I have an iPhone, if that's any help, too.
I am aware the some trains have monitors that show where the exits and transfers are for the next station, but this isn't that helpful, since if I am looking at a monitor, I am already on the train.