Japan Transportation

  • Local Train to Uwajima
    Local Train to Uwajima
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  • Kochi Electric Railway Tram
    Kochi Electric Railway Tram
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  • Take some escalators
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Shin-Yokohama Station

    Yokohama Transportation

    When you travel from western part of Japan, Shinkansen(Bullet Train) Station, SHIN-YOKOHAMA is the gateway to Yokohama. Shin-yokohama is at the suburban area of Yokohama and to get to the major tourist places in Yokohama you need to transfer the train from Shin-Yokohama station. Easiest train line to take is YOKOHAMA LINE because the train...

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  • Getting To Hiroshima

    Hiroshima Transportation

    As can be seen on my video on Hiroshima, we arrived by bullet train after an hours ride from Hakata (AKA Fukuoka.) As you will see, all the seats as in an aircraft, face forward so there is a moderate amount of leg room. Large cases can be problematic as there are no overhead racks, but with a squeeze they can be placed in front of your legs...

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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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  • 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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  • Trains

    Kyoto Transportation

    We arrived in Kansai airport in Osaka and to much of our luck and surprise we literally flew thru ... we spent 3 minutes in immigrations and 30 seconds in customs .. we landed at 2:45 pm and we were able to catch the 3:05 pm train to Kyoto. We bought non-reserve seats and it cost 2850 yens each ... 3 cars are available for non-reserve seating and...

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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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  • Subway/Metro/Streetcars

    Nagoya Transportation

    In Nagoya, there are many forms of transportation, both private and public transportation. However, i personally feel that the best way is to take the Subway. There are 3 reasons. Number 1, the subway stations are always close to hotels, houses and tourist spots. Number 2, there are big bicycle lots to keep your bicycle until you get back to that...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yokohama Station

    Yokohama Transportation

    Yokohama Station is one of the popular starts for walking Old Tokaido road. Old Tokaido Road in Yokohama is often buried in urban landscape. You can still find some of the nice Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines along or near the trail. To get to the Old Tokaido get out from West Exit (Nishiguchi) and walk past the broad road running beside...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Railway Station

    Nagoya Transportation

    In Japan,usually,you'll buy local train tickets by a vending machine. So,I'd like to introduce how to buy a train tickets. 1.You have to confirm your destination and the fare on the map. (The map is usually located above the vending machine.) 2.Insert bills or coins into the vending machine. 3.Push the fare button which indicates your fare of the...

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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 Tokyo Station

    Shinjuku Transportation

    If you go to Imperial Outer Gardens, Nihonbashi, Ueno, Akihabara, taking Chuo Line is the most comprehensive and easiest and maybe the fastest way. From Shinjuku take trains bound for Tokyo. That's it. From Tokyo you can either change trains to Metro lines or Yamanote Line to get to destinations you want. It takes about 15 minutes from Shinjuku to...

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  • Getting Around the City - General Info

    Tokyo Transportation

    Another alternative to see Tokyo from outside is taking the red bus tour. For visitors with difficulty walking the red bus will be an alternative. Even though Tokyo has an excellent subway system, but walking down to the underground subway, can a bit difficult for people with walking problem. The stairs and escalator can be annoying, even in...

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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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  • 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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  • Sea Bass

    Yokohama Transportation

    20 minutes one-way ride between MM21 (Pukari Sanbashi / Pier Akarenga) and Yokohama Station East Exit, as well as Yamashita Park/China Town Area. Route: Yokohama Station East Exit «-» Pukari Sanbashi «-» Pier Akarenga «-» Yamashita Park

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  • Getting to Harajuku

    Shinjuku Transportation

    Although Meiji (Jingu) Shrine is within walking distance from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, the easiest and comprehensive ways to get there is by using Yamanote Line train bound for either Shibuya or Shinagawa. The closest station to Meiji Jingu shrine is either Yoyogi or Harajuku but for starters Harajuku is a lot closer. Meiji Shrine is the...

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