We've been slowly exploring Tokyo by subway and JR Line railways since we arrived. I noticed that each station seemed to play a different "chime" over the loud speaker after a train arrives. I had thought it would interesting to try and collect recordings of each tune but, not surprisingly, some one has got there before me.These are the chimes for all the Yamanote line stations. The station names are all in Kanji, but if you translate them though google it gets about three quarters of them correctly, (but then the links to the chimes don't work so use the first link). The correct station names are here.
My favourite is Ebisu (Translated as "The god of wealth" on the list). What's your favourite?
Thanks to Gaijin Girl, who wrote an interesting blog on her life in Japan but has just left the country, for the link.