One of Tokyo's busiest lines, the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line runs through some of Tokyo's most popular tourist destinations. The 20 stations of the green line starts at Yoyogi-uehara station in the south-west and runs all the way to Kita-ayase in the east. Here is a simple guide to the line's stations and places to visit along the way.

Yoyogi-uehara, Yoyogi-koen, Meiji-jingumae

Yoyogi-uehara station takes you to the Koga Masao Museum of Music while Yoyogi-koen station is right outside the magnificently popular Yoyogi Park. Meiji-jingumae station is home to the regal Meiji Shrine and a short stroll to the Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art.

Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu (Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Omote-sando, Nogizaka, Akasaka

Amidst the fashion and style of the area, Omote-sando station is also home to the peaceful Zenkoji Temple. Nogizaka station takes you to the National Art Centre and the shrine of General Nogizaka while Akasaka station is a short walk to the Spanish bar and Japanese pub culture that is Akasaka Bar Yokocho.

National Art Centre
National Art Centre (Photo: Wiiii / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Kokkai-gijidomae, Kasumigaseki, Hibiya

The centre of government, Kokkai-gijidomae station is right by a park planted with trees presented from each prefecture. Kasumigaseki station, at the south end of Hibiya Park, is close to the Hibiya Library & Museum while Hibiya station itself takes you to the park as well as the Imperial Theatre.

Hibiya Library & Museum
Hibiya Library & Museum (Photo: pekePON / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Nijubashimae, Otemachi, Shin-ochanomizu

The Imperial Palace is directly accessible from Nijubashimae station as is the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum. Otemachi station will take you to Gyoko-dori, the path leading into the Imperial Palace and a great photo spot of the area. Shin-ochanomizu station is a short stroll to the Nikolai Cathedral.

Nikolai Cathedral
Nikolai Cathedral (Photo: 掬茶 / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Yushima, Nezu, Sendagi

Yushima Tenmangu is a short walk from Yushima station while Nezu station will take you to a couple of Buddhist temples like Chukoji and Kyushoin. Sendagi station is home to the curious White Gallery as well as the Moria Ogai Memorial Museum.

Yushima Tenmangu
Yushima Tenmangu (Photo: Carbonium / CC BY 3.0)

Nishi-nippori, Machiya, Kita-senju

Surrounded by downtown Tokyo, Nishi-nippori station offers access to a swathe of local temples and shrines like Suwa-jinja Shrine. From Machiya station, it's a short stroll to the Yoshimura Akira Commemorative Museum of Modern Literature while Kita-senju is home to downtown shopping, remnants of the old Nikko Kaido highway and temples like Shosen-ji.

Suwa Jinja
Suwa Jinja (Photo: Rubber Soul / CC BY 2.1 JP)

Ayase, Kita-ayase

Ayase station gives you access to the Adachi Historical Museum and the eclectic design of the Tokyo Budokan martial arts complex. Finally, Kita-ayase sits right by the well-designed Shobunuma Park.

Tokyo Budokan
Tokyo Budokan (Photo: Archs / CC BY-SA 3.0)