Japan Transportation

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    Local Train to Uwajima
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    Kochi Electric Railway Tram
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    Take some escalators
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Japan Transportation

  • From to the Airport

    Tokyo Transportation

    Narita Airport located nearly 70 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, is Japan's largest international airport. The airport has two terminals connected by both train and bus. Foreign airlines operate out of either terminal 1 and 2, respectively. We flown with Turkish Airlines which is partnership with Star Alliance and arrived at terminal 2. Arrive in...

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  • Trains

    Kyoto Transportation

    The easiest way to get from Kyoto Station to Arashiyama is to take the JR Sagano Line to Saga-Arashiyama. This is a direct train taking only about 15 minutes, so it is easy, but the station is not centrally located in Arashiyama. It is on the northern side of Arashiyama, close to the bamboo forest and many temples, but a 10 minute walk to the...

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  • subway & busses

    Osaka Transportation

    These vending mashines let you select you ticket only after you put your money in, subway allows you to switch to english, Train only in japanese, but you need only to put in the fare price (somewhere on the Wall is usualy a map witch showes fares from that station). Single tickets from 200 Yen, One Day Pass 850 Yen (600 on fridays).

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  • By Air

    Nagoya Transportation

    Delta Airlines primarily operates a hub and spoke route system with hubs in Amsterdam, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and here in Japan, they have 3 major hubs, Tokyo Narita International Airport, Osaka Kansai International Airport and here in Nagoya Centrair International Airport. Delta is the world's Second largest airline in terms of...

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  • Getting To Hiroshima

    Hiroshima Transportation

    Japan has one of the most extensive and advanced rail systems in the world with numerous private and municipal companies providing service local and long distance, usually at reasonable prices compared to other forms of transportation. One of the most outstanding examples of Japan's trains is the Shinkansen, which literally means "new trunk line."...

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  • From Tokyo to Yokohama

    Yokohama Transportation

    Getting between Yokohama and Tokyo is very easy, it's a matter of which line you want to take. I've used the Toyoko line whichs connects Shibuya with Yokohama, and also the Keihin Tohoku line, which heads down from Saitama, through places like Ueno, Akihabara and Tokyo station through to Yokohama.

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  • Getting to Shinjuku Gyoen

    Shinjuku Transportation

    The easiest way to get to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is from the south exit of Yamanote Line Shinjuku Station. In a huge station like Shinjuku Station it is not easy to find the south exit in the first place. Take careful look around when you get off from the train and find the direction board for the south exit. When you get out from the south...

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  • Travel Within Okayama

    Okayama Transportation

    The trams in Okayama start just outside of Okayama Station (across the street at the start of Momotaro Odori, the main street). There are two lines, one which ends at Higashiyama and the other ends at Sekibashi. For tourists, the trams bound for Higashiyama will probably be the most useful. To travel from the first to last station is no more than...

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  • Rail - Metro - Subway

    Tokyo Transportation

    The Tokyo Metro is a very efficient and cheap way of getting around in the city, just try to avoid rush hours. For the first timer in Tokyo the network can be confusing because it is operated by several different companies. But a particularly good feature of the system if you can’t read Japanese which is good for foreign visitor is that every line...

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  • City Buses

    Kyoto Transportation

    We used local buses to travel to some of the temples and sights in Kyoto. We found the buses from the Central Bus Station (right opposite the railway station) to be very convenient, and the terminal itself well-organised and signposted. We took a 73 from there to Arashiyama - the journey lasted about 45 minutes and cost 240¥ per person. You take a...

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  • train

    Osaka Transportation

    Kansai Thru Pass (Suruttu Kansai magnetic card) is a exzellent Pass if you travel between Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan, Kobe, Himeji... 2 or 3 day's (don't have to Be consecutive), 4000 and 5200 Yen, private trainlines, subway's, buses and cablecars (not Japan Rail). Get it at the airport (next to Information Center) and at information and transport...

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  • Railway Lines

    Nagoya Transportation

    Nagoya has three different railway operators with their own stations side by side: Nagoya Station (JR), MeitetsuNagoya Station (Meitetsu Railway), and KintetsuNagoya (Kintetsu Railway). Most people will probably come using JR trains. Since Nagoya Station is a Shinkansen station, those traveling from anywhere around the Shinkansen line, especially...

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  • Travel Within Hiroshima

    Hiroshima Transportation

    The streetcars, called the Hiroshima Electric Railway, are one of the best ways to get around within Hiroshima City. Many of the lines start at Hiroshima Station and cover much of the city including the A-Bomb dome, and as far away as Hiroshima Port and Miyajima Shrine. The fares, ranging from 110 Yen to 260 Yen per trip, are inexpensive. You can...

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  • Shin-Yokohama Station

    Yokohama Transportation

    It takes a few minutes from Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line(Line 3) Shin-Yokohama Station to Tokaido Shinkansen Shin-Yokohama Station. To get to Shinkansen station, follow the direction board leading to JR Yokohama Line where the Shinkansen Platform connects. When you ride the long escalator leading to Yokohama Line Shin-Yokohama Station, you...

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  • Getting to Atami

    Shinjuku Transportation

    You can get to Atami from Shinjuku by using either Odoriko Express or Odakyu Express via Odawara. While Odoriko Express is faster than Odakyu Expess and Tokaido Line, Using Odakyu Line and change trains at Odawara to take Tokaido Line to Atami is a lot cheaper than using either Odoriko Express and Using Shinkansen Kodama Express. 1 Odakyu Line and...

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  • Getting To Okayama

    Okayama Transportation

    Many people use the Shinkansen to get to Okayama. It's certain fast and convenient, and for many travellers, the Shinkansen itself is on their list of things to experience in Japan. If however, you are on a budget, the Shinkansen can be pricey. If you want to go to Okayama for less money, consider taking the Highway Bus! The Highway Bus from Osaka...

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  • Rail - In and out of Tokyo by Train

    Tokyo Transportation

    Certainly the easiest way if you want to escape Tokyo for a few days. After staying in Tokyo for three days we went to Nikko for two day. We booked our train ticket through online in advance and pick-up the ticket voucher in Asakusa station. When entering the station they have a separately office where you can purchase a ticket. You can also buy a...

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  • Shinkansen

    Kyoto Transportation

    We arrived in Kyoto on a bullet train from Osaka, a journey of just 15 minutes - but around an hour by regular train! The station is on the southern edge of the main downtown area and is very modern and very large. It is also very busy. It can therefore be a challenge to negotiate when carrying bags and newly arrived, but is impressive enough to...

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  • airport to city

    Osaka Transportation

    From the international arrival in ground floor, change money from Forex or withdraw cash from an ATM. Head to second floor and buy a JR ticket (Haruka return with 1500 Icoca card) for 4,000 Yen. Platforms 4-8 are unreserved seats and will stop over several stations including Osaka and will arrive in Kyoto after 75 minutes.

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  • Subway/Metro/Streetcars

    Nagoya Transportation

    As one of Japan's largest cities, Nagoya has a subway system to help people get around. There are four major lines. From Nagoya Station, you can catch the Sakura-dori Line (red) or Higashiyama Line (yellow). The Higashiyama Line runs north and south. Some of its stations with nearby attractions, include: -Nakamura Koen Station: Toyokuni...

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  • Higashi Totsuka Station

    Yokohama Transportation

    It's hard to believe that in newer fast-growing town, Yokohama, has 400-year-old historical mound nearly unscathed. Ichirizuka mound of Shinano is the testament that Yokohama has more historical sites than you imagine. The closest station to the Tokaido Ichirizuka mound is HIGASHI TOTSUKA STATION of JR Yokosuka Line. To get to Higashi...

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  • Subway/Metro Lines

    Shinjuku Transportation

    The best and cheapest way to reach Shinjuku and Ginza is to take the Tokyo sub-way station and stop at the Shinjuku and Ginza station (or the nearby Tokyo station with a bit of walking) respectively. The sub-way system in Tokyo is very complicated so you have to be very careful to find your way around, especially at the Shinjuku station which is...

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  • Road - Taxi & Bus

    Tokyo Transportation

    Taxis are expensive in Tokyo the base price is generally 710 yen (6 euro) for the first 2km, but they are the easiest way to explore the city for whom the north lost in this complex and chaotic city. Most taxi drivers in Tokyo do not speak English, so communication can be a bit slow at To tell if a taxi is vacant you need to look for the red plate...

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  • Taxis

    Kyoto Transportation

    Taxis are a good option for some journeys at least if like us you're trying to pack a lot of sights into a too-brief visit to Kyoto. We used them to get around on our first day in order to visit two temples in rather limited time. You should find taxi ranks outside all the main sights and can easily grab a cab to take you to your next...

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  • taxi / car

    Osaka Transportation

    I found the Cartrafic in Osaka and other places of Japan not extremely bad and I also dont remember any trafic-jam. Something that is quite confusing for any tourists are the inscriptions mostly beeing just in japanese and the fact that many of the roads are going on stilts in different levels and once that you get into the wrong lane you might be...

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  • Nagoya Expo 2005 -Archive

    Nagoya Transportation

    here are a few ways to get to NAGOYA by shinkansen 1.-JR tokyo station.. .by Shinkansen on NOZOMI is 100 min...to JR nagoya station... 2.-JR shin osaka station. .by shinkansen on NOZOMI is 50 min...to JR nagoya station... From NAGOYA station to the expo 1.-JR NAGOYA station. . take..JR chuo line...stopping/through....AICHI loop line Expo...

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  • Shinkansen(Bullet Train)

    Yokohama Transportation

    Japan has one of the most extensive and advanced rail systems in the world with numerous private and municipal companies providing service local and long distance, usually at reasonable prices compared to other forms of transportation. One of the most outstanding examples of Japan's trains is the Shinkansen, which literally means "new trunk line."...

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  • Getting to Ryogoku

    Shinjuku Transportation

    To get to Edo-Tokyo Museum or Ryogoku Kokugikan from Shinjuku station, first take Chuo Express Line bound for Yotsuya or Tokyo and change trains at Ochanomizu to Sobu Line bound for Funabashi or Chiba. Ryogoku Station is the third stop from Ochanomizu station. At Ryogoku station, get off at West Exit. Near the barrier, huge portrait of sumo...

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  • Waterbus & Ferry

    Tokyo Transportation

    Tokyo is to connect a water city and experienced ferries on the Sumida River to the Asakusa, Hinode, Harumi and Odaiba on both sides of the river quickly with each other. It is advisable to arrive in plenty of time because the tickets sell out fast. We took the cruise on a Sunday afternoon where overcrowded by local Japanese. We reserve the ticket...

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  • Subway

    Kyoto Transportation

    The Randen Streetcars, also known as the Keifuku train, has two lines, the Arashiyama line and the Kitano line, which intersect at Katabiranotsuji. The streetcar primarily serves the western area of Arashiyama, as well as some of the northern areas around popular temples. The streetcar charges a flat fare of 200 Yen per passenger, and you pay when...

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  • airplanes & airports

    Osaka Transportation

    the "West" region of Japan known as Kansai is the alta-ego of its Eastern counterpart : Tokyo . and a Japan being an isLand w/ Limited LandMass they have conjured the technology 2 build artificiaL islands off-shore . (now it is found 2 sink a centimeter a year but hey, that's another story) 3 of these distinct "isLands" exist now in the sea-bed of...

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  • Getting to Higashiyama Park

    Nagoya Transportation

    Tsuruma Park and Higashiyama Park(Zoo and Botanical Garden) are often toured together particularly during cherry viewing season in early April. First take Chuo line bound for Tajimi and change trains at Chikusa. From Chikusa take Higashiyama Subway Line bound for Fujigaoka. Sometimes Higashiyama Park is referred to as Higashiyama Koen. Koen is the...

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  • From Yokohama to Tokyo Disneyland

    Yokohama Transportation

    Yokohama Station to Tokyo Disneyland/Sea Yokohama Station East Exit Sogo Department Store: Lower Level Bus Terminal, Bus stop # 17 Travel Time: a. Tokyo Disney Sea - 50 mins. b. Tokyo Disneyland - 60 mins. Fare: a. Adults: 1,220 Yen b. Children: 610 Yen

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  • Odakyu Line

    Shinjuku Transportation

    Odakyu Line is the transportation system often recognized as the train services linking Shinjuku and Hakone. To be more exact there is a super-express Odakyu Romance Car from Shinjuku to Hakone Yumoto. This tip deals with general line between Shinjuku and Odawara and local, express, limited express trains. Odakyu Line is often picked as an...

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  • Rail - Rail Passes

    Tokyo Transportation

    There are different public ground transportation passes in Tokyo, one can use the passes for unlimited ride of public transfer, and it is the cheapest way to get around by using the pass. Apparently this passes are intended for foreign visitors. After your trip in Tokyo if you have money left in your card, you'll be refunded. This passes Suica and...

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  • Rickshaws

    Kyoto Transportation

    a 3000 en for 20 mins ride .... a healthy young man wearing speciall clothes pulling a car along the bamboo grooves road......... well when i just think of it 3000en or 30 dollars are agood price for that honerable man doing this job. if you are ready to pay, i think its fun... for me i just asked him for a photo and he didnt mind

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  • public transport maps

    Osaka Transportation

    MAP OF OSAKA SUBWAY: Click Here MAP OF OSAKA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Click Here OSAKA KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Click Here JAPAN SHINKANSEN MAP: HREF='http://jin.jcic.

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  • Getting to Nagoya Castle

    Nagoya Transportation

    There are two ways to get to Nagoya castle. One way is to use Me~Guru, the sightseeing bus service to major destinations for flat fee of 200 yen. But last time I went to Nagoya I used subway instead because I stopped by Meijo Park before visiting Nagoya castle. Using subway to Nagoya castle used to be the only way to the castle and many still do...

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  • Ocean Cruises

    Yokohama Transportation

    I came to Yokohama onboard of a german cruiseship called Delphin Voyager. Cruiseships are docking quite close to the old city-centre of Yokohama and also close to China town. Within just a few minutes walk you will also be able to get to the train-station taking you to other cities of Japan. The docking-area was covered by a modern constrution that...

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  • Railway Stations

    Shinjuku Transportation

    Yotsuya station is located near the border between Chiyoda and Shinjuku wards. It is the closest station to get to Sophia University and St. Ignatius Church both of which are associated with the Society of Jesus. It is also within walking distance from the gate of Akasaka Palace used as the Guesthouse. The area commonly refered to as Yotsuya is...

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  • Rail - Yamanote (Loop) Line

    Tokyo Transportation

    the JR Yamanote line is the main loop of tokyo and you would not get lost here so I would suggest you master it before taking the other JR and other train lines to other areas but remember that tickets are generic here with a base of 130 yen regardless of what JR train you will be using. the JR Yamanote Line is running as a circle and it connects...

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  • Highway Bus

    Kyoto Transportation

    Shinkansen costs too much? Do consider taking the overnight Highway bus! Cheap and convenient way to get to and from Kyoto via Tokyo., saving you 1 night's accomodation cost. Willer Bus company offers online booking in English. There are various price tiers depending on the seat types (3000yen to 11000yen), but the seats are wide and very...

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  • Yurika

    Nagoya Transportation

    Yurika makes it easy to pay for your fares on the subway or buses. Plus for some cards you can get value added savings :) It's a flexible plastic card which you can buy at vending machines at any subway stations in Nagoya. The official english site is pretty brief.. so here's what i translated from the japanese site There are a few types : with...

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  • Overview

    Yokohama Transportation

    Experiencing train ride really thrilled me not only in around Yokohama but in Japan as a whole. I had the chance to ride subway, ordinary trains and trains without driver (Seaside Line). It was just unfortunate that I never had the experience of riding Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train).

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  • From Narita to Shinjuku

    Shinjuku Transportation

    It costs a bomb to travel by cab from the airport to Shinjuku so don't terrorize your pocket. Take the airport limousine bus or express train . I took the bus and it cost only 3000Y and takes about 2 hours to get to the city. The counter folks understood English and accepted VISA . Bpacker's Shinjuku Page

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