Tokyo streetcar maps 東京都電マップ (Toden maps)

The following website has a great map series of Tokyo’s streetcar lines, including the Toden 東京都電 (electric train) network that crisscrossed the city into the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Unfortunately it is difficult to understand if you can’t read Japanese. Here are the maps, with English translations: 東京市電・都電路線史年表 Tokyo tram, streetcar route history chronology

Meiji period 明治時代

馬車鉄道(明15~明36)Horse-drawn carriage railway / Horse Tramway 1882-1903

Tokyo streetcar history maps 1882-1903.jpg

三社鼎立(明36~明39)The three companies three-cornered contest 1903-1906

Tokyo streetcar history maps 1903-1906.jpg

東京鉄道(明39~明44)Tokyo railway 1906-1911

Tokyo streetcar history maps 1906-1911.jpg

市電初期(明44~大 6) Initial streetcar / tram 1911-1917

Tokyo streetcar history maps 1911-1917.jpg

Taisho period 大正時代

大正中期(大 6~大12) Middle Taisho 1917-1923

Tokyo streetcar history maps Taisho 1917-1923.jpg

震災復興(大12~昭 2) Earthquake Recovery 1923-1927

Tokyo streetcar history maps Taisho 1917-1923.jpg

See also: a 1922 streetcar map:

Showa period 昭和時代

昭和初期(昭 3~昭 6) Early Showa 1928-1931

Tokyo streetcar history maps Showa 1928-1931.jpg

戦前戦中(昭 6~昭20)  Pre-war and wartime 1931-1945

Tokyo streetcar history maps Showa 1931-1945.jpg

昭和戦後(昭20~昭37) Post-war Showa 1945-1962

Tokyo streetcar history maps Showa 1945-1962.jpg

Another version, on Wikipedia, depicting 1961:

都電廃止(昭38~昭47) Toden / Streetcar Abolition 1963-1972

Tokyo streetcar history maps Showa 1963-1972.jpg

See also: former streetcar map of Tokyo and Japan;

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Other:

Street and electric railways in Japan 1907.jpg

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