Kasai Station is located in the Kasai district of Edogawa Ward of Tokyo and is served by the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. The station has two elevated side platforms.


A unique feature of Kasai Station is its automatic bicycle parking system. Outside the station, there is a small platform with various buttons. A customer coming to the station on a bicycle, places it on the platform and presses a few buttons. The bicycle is then automatically taken down to an underground parking lot. When the bicycle needs to be retrieved, again a few buttons are pressed and the bicycle appears within seconds. The underground parking garage can accommodate up to 9,400 bicycles. The cost is just 100 yen for a single use and a 1,800 yen for a monthly pass.

Tokyo Subway Museum


The Tokyo Subway Museum, located just 100 meters east of Kasai Station under the viaduct of the Tozai subway line, is the only museum in Japan with an exhibit of subway trains. Established in 1986, it gives the complete story of the Tokyo subway in great detail.


The entrance to the museum is designed like a subway station, complete with a ticket gate. Upon entering, the first exhibit shows the relationship between the city and the subway over the years. The main display here is the replica of Ueno Station with items from the very first subway line that opened in 1927 and ran from Ueno to Asakusa. Next come the exhibits on the construction of subway tunnels, then the exhibits covering the construction and working of subway cars. Here visitors are allowed to sit in the cars and try out the controls. All the various controls like the brakes, motors, and pantographs are also displayed separately with their functions explained in detail. Other exhibits include train carriages, photographs, posters, and videos all related to the history of Tokyo subway. There is also a simulation room with three different simulators which can be tried out under the supervision of museum staff. Other facilities include a lecture-hall (used for lectures and showing films), a rest lounge, a library with a good collection of literature related to subway trains, and a shop with subway related souvenirs.


Tokyo Subway Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday except Mondays, and entry fee is ¥ 210 for adults and ¥ 100 for children.


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