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Sneak a peak and you'll never get lost again.

Japanese tie-maker ARA has come up with a clever way to navigate the subway like a champ. Their new ties include a map of the entire Tokyo subway system on the back -- no fumbling on smartphones required.

The ties are 100 percent silk and currently sell for 6,090 yen (about $58) online. Another version for Osaka and Kyoto is also available.  

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(h/t Spoon & Tamago)

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