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The Saikyo Line (埼京線, Saikyō-sen) connects southern Saitama Prefecture with Akabane, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Osaki.

Between Ikebukuro and Osaki, the Saikyo Line runs parallel to the Yamanote Line, but stops only at Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ebisu Stations. North of Tokyo, some trains run as far as Kawagoe.

While the Saikyo Line technically ends at Osaki Station, many trains on the Saikyo Line continue to run on the Rinkai Line from Osaki to Odaiba, before terminating at Shin-Kiba. Note, that the Rinkai Line is not owned by JR, which means that the Japan Rail Pass and similar JR tickets are not valid on it.

Below are more details about the stations of the Saikyo Line in their actual order.

Further connecting to Saitama
Akabane
Akabane is a busy train station in northern Tokyo at the border to Saitama Prefecture.
Jujo
Itabashi
Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo's largest shopping and entertainment districts. Several suburban train lines commence at Ikebukuro Station.
Shinjuku
Shinjuku Station is Japan's busiest train station. It is located in the middle of the large Shinjuku business, entertainment and shopping district. Many suburban train lines commence at Shinjuku Station.
Shibuya
Shibuya is a large shopping and business district particularly popular among the younger generations. Several suburban train lines commence at Shibuya Station.
Ebisu
Closest station to Yebisu Garden Place.
Osaki
Oimachi
Shinagawa Seaside
Tennozu Isle
Tokyo Teleport
This is the closest station to Odaiba, the futuristic entertainment and shopping district in the Tokyo Bay area.
Kokusai-Tenjijo
Tokyo Big Sight, a futuristic looking exhibition hall is located close to Kokusai-Tenjijo Station.
Shinonome
Shin-Kiba

Hotels

Recommended Hotels
Backpackers Hostel K's House Tokyo
One of the most popular hostels in Tokyo.
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Hostelworld
Hotel Century Southern Tower
The most conveniently located hotel in Shinjuku, just a few steps from the station entrance.
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Japanican
Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is one of the city's most convenient and comfortable hotels.
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Agoda Booking
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Just a few steps from Shinjuku Station, this hotel ranks among Tokyo's best values.
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Keio Plaza Hotel
One of Tokyo's most popular hotels and best values, a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
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Ritz Carlton Tokyo Hotel
Leading 5-star hotel on the top floors of Tokyo Midtown.
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Shangri-La Hotel
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is the city's most conveniently located 5-star hotel.
Book:
Agoda Booking

Tours and Experiences

Page last updated: September 8, 2011