Relative change in number of metropolitan subway users in Tokyo Japan 2020, by time

In the time period from May 25 to 28 in 2020, the number of metropolitan subway users in Tokyo Prefecture from 7:30 to 9:30 am declined by close to 60 percent compared to the average number of users between January 20 to 24, 2020.

Due to the growing number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Japan, the government officially declared a month-long state of emergency on April 7 for seven prefectures including Tokyo, and insisted citizens to stay home and work from home at least until May 6, which was later expanded to all of Japan with the duration of until the end of May. On May 25 however, the government lifted the state of emergency for all 47 prefectures in Japan.

For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated facts and figure page.

Relative change in the estimated number of passengers on metropolitan subways in Tokyo Prefecture in Japan from February 10 to May 14, 2020, by time of day

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

February 10 to May 28, 2020

Special properties

Relative value compared to the average number of users from January 20 to 24, 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on the number of entries using automatic ticket gates in four subway lines in Tokyo Prefecture.

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