A tip, in case anyone doesn't know, is slide your luggage to doorslide, put your backpack on it, and stand behind it facing outwards with your feet holding against your luggage. Occupies less space and feels more considerate. >>1212374
Sobu line is one of the top crowded lines so avoid it like the plague at these time periods. Ps to also mention the general points: slow (alignment detour via Chiba, top speed slower), prone to delays (from through service network, and suicides). Adding on to that is the expensive N'EX and slower rapid service. Usually not worth it unless you prize on a one seat ride, or using a JR pass (the latter I would still consider more otherwise). >>1212403
All of the buses are nice. >>1212387> Tokaido Shinkansen
Transfer at Shinagawa Station. Don't be silly. > without having to deal with crowds on the Sobu Line
Also Tozai Line in case someone's thinking about transferring at Nihonbashi Station at morning rush hour. > Marunouchi Line from Ginza
Dude that's like a (close 500m) station apart on Hibiya Line. Transfer to Ginza Line first, then make use of the cross-platform interchange at Akasaka-Mitsuke Station. > Ginza Line from Shimbashi
It's a widely spaced L-shaped interchange. I don't consider it as good.