Japanese Railways Page appeared in Media
New York Times, August 4, 2002
"FRUGAL TRAVELER; Choosing A Slow Pace In Japan"
Asahi Weekly, "Internet in English"
Shinkansen and other trains all over Japan by region, pictures of most train types in Japan
Imperial palace, Shibuya, Asakusa... interesting scenes in this unique metropolis
Basic Info About Train Travel In Japan
Trains in Japanese
Shinkansen/ Limited Express/ Local
Tickets and Costs
Pass (Discount pass for overseas travelers) / Reservation...
Fare between major
Time Distance Map -- See how long does it take from one city to another.
Shinkansen, Limited express / local
Limited Express Trains Map
Where to change trains, frequency, and train name.
Scenic Guide of Train
Introduction/ Recommendable Scenic Lines Map
Tokyo - Kyoto/ Tokyo - Hokkaido/ Tokyo - Narita Airport
Japan Rail Pass travel plan
Seishun 18 kippu planning example
Tickets and costs/ Useful Rail Pass
'Seishun 18 Kippu' (Seasonal discount pass
of local trains.)
trains/ Traveling during
Info in detail and timetables.
Train Frequency Map -- Check the frequency of local trains here.
Travel Information outside Railways
Intercity bus /Air /Ferry /Car
Detailed factors of Japanese Railways
What is the feature of Japanese Railway system?
History of Japanese Railway network
Japanese Railways statistics
History and fact You will know the basics of the world famous high speed rail here.
Passenger number statistics, train schedule
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