Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd., commonly known as Keisei Railways, is a private railway company in Japan that operates a network of lines in the Greater Tokyo area and Chiba Prefecture. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chiba. It is one of the major railway operators in the Tokyo metropolitan area, along with Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway, and JR East.
Keisei Railways operates a number of lines, including the Keisei Main Line, which runs from Ueno in central Tokyo to Narita Airport, and the Keisei Chiba Line, which connects Ueno with Chiba in Chiba Prefecture. The company also operates the Keisei Oshiage Line, which connects Oshiage in eastern Tokyo with Narita Airport, and the Keisei Kanamachi Line, which runs from Keisei-Takasago in eastern Tokyo to Kanamachi in the western suburbs.
To use Keisei Railways, you will need to purchase a ticket or a prepaid transportation card, such as a Pasmo or Suica card. These cards can be used on all Keisei lines as well as on other trains, buses, and subways in the Tokyo area. Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines or ticket counters at Keisei stations.
Keisei Railways also offers a number of passes and discount tickets for tourists, including the Keisei Tourist Pass, which allows unlimited travel on all Keisei lines for a set period of time. The pass is available in 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day versions, and is a convenient and cost-effective way to explore the Greater Tokyo area and Chiba Prefecture by train.