Destinations

Asahikawa

The Limited Express Kamui and Lilac: Inter-city express between Sapporo and Asahikawa

The limited express Kamui and Lilac connect Sapporo and Asahikawa in 1 hour 25 minutes. You will find these train's guide and timetable in this post.
Hakodate, Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto

The limited express Hokuto train guide and the timetable: Inter-city express train for Sapporo to Hakodate

The limited express Hokuto connects Sapporo and Hakodate. In this post, I show you the photo of this train, the train guide and the timetable.
side trip

How to get to Asakusa. Does the JR Pass cover Asakusa?

Asakusa is one of the big tourist places in Tokyo. Asakusa is also the terminal station of Tobu Railway for Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen. This post shows you how to get Asakusa. You also find how to use JR Pass and other JR deals to get Asakusa.
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Ferries

How to get to Miyajima by a train and a ferry. The JR Pass and the JR West Passes cover the trip fully.

Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Miyajima is one of the World Heritage sites in Japan, and also this is called one of ...
Kanazawa, Toyama, Wakura-Onsen, Fukui

The Limited Express Thunderbird timetable and the train information. The train bound for Kanazawa from Osaka and Kyoto.

The limited express Thunderbird is the primary way to get Kanazawa from Osaka and Kyoto. In this post, I show you the photo of this train, the train guide and the timetable.
Chubu Area

How to get to Takayama by a train and a bus

Takayama is very attractive small town. It is very closed to another popular spot, Shirakawago. In this post, I show you how to get Takayama by train and bus.
1 to 3 days

Resort Shirakami and Lake Towada 2-day sample trip plan

You may find the 2-day trip sample itinerary which covers Resort Shirakami, Blue pond, Oirase stream and Lake Towada.
Chugoku Area

Uno station and Uno port transfer guide. How to get to Naoshima from Uno and Okayama

You can find how to get to Naoshima from Okayama and/or Uno. This post shows you which train you have to take from Okayama to Uno. And you can find the exact route from Uno station to Uno ferry port.
Takayama, Kanazawa and Shirakawago

How to get to Shin-Hodaka Ropeway from Takayama, Matsumoto and Toyama

You may find the route to Shin-Hodaka Ropeywa from three cities. You can find the information about the deal for the trip to Shin-Hodaka and many more information.
Kansai (KIX)

Kansai airport to/from Nippombashi, Nagahoribashi, Ebisucho access route. Tengachaya is better location than Namba to change trains.

You may find the best route to Nippombashi, Nagahoribashi, Ebisucho, Sakaisujihommachi, Kitahama from Kansai airport.
Tokyo

Odaiba access guide. How much can we use JR Pass or other JR deals to get to Odaiba?

Odaiba is one of most popular tourist places in Tokyo. There are lots of entertainment and shopping complex in Tokyo Bay harbour area. You may find how to get Odaiba in this post.
Hokkaido Area

Hokkaido Train Guide. Guide of the access route to major places in Hokkaido by train

Hokkaido is very very popular destination. There are lots of places to see. However this island is quite large. You must know the best way between the places to save your trip time.
Chubu Area

How to transfer between Nagoya and Osaka/Kyoto by train

Which one is better, Shinkansen (left) or Kintetsu (right) ? If you have to move between Nagoya and Osaka (or Kyoto)...
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary of staying in Osaka, Kyoto and Osaka 8 days

You can find the sample itinerary of overnight in Osaka, Kyoto and Osaka again.
1 to 3 days

Fuji and Hakone 2-day trip sample itinerary

I will show 2-day sample itinerary which covers both Fuji (Lake Kawaguchi) and Hakone from Tokyo. I also will explain how to squeeze this plan into Tokyo to Osaka or Kyoto.
1 to 3 days

Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji access guide and the sample itineraries

This post explains you the access to Lake Kawaguchi / Mt. Fuji rea and various sample itineraries. You can find the best way by the rail pass which you will use in your travel.
1 to 3 days

Hakone access guide and the sample itineraries

This post explains you the access to Hakone and various sample itineraries. You can find the best way by the rail pass which you will use in your travel.
Chubu Area

Trip report of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Toyama to Nagano

I visited Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Toyama to Nagano in June, 2017. It was raining but it was a nice trip. I would like to show you my trip in this post.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

How to choose the best train and bus pass for sightseeing in Kyoto

There are lots of deals available in Kyoto. This post will show you most of deals in Kyoto and you can find which deals you should choose.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

How to choose the best train pass for sightseeing in Osaka

There are lots of deals available in Osaka. This post will show you most of deals in Osaka and you can find which deals you should choose.
1 to 3 days

Fuji Hakone one day trip sample itinerary. You can visit both Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone by day trip from Tokyo!

Both Kawaguchiko and Hakone are very popular in Mt. Fuji area. But if you have only one day, do you think you have to choose either one? Actually you can visit both in one day from Tokyo. Please find the sample itinerary in this post.
Hokkaido Area

Hokkaido train operation status in fall 2016. Guide for substitute train and bus service.

Tomamu - Obihiro segment will open on 22nd December. Hokkaido was hit by very severe typhoon in late August. Many...
1 to 3 days

Day trip to Hakodate from Tokyo sample itinerary

Hakodate is quite far from Tokyo. But you can visit Hakodate as day trip from Tokyo. It seems to be very crazy but it is possible. Please check it out in this post.
Destinations

Let’s take the train! Easily accessible places to see fall foliage!

Fall season is round the corner. There are huge number of the spots to see fall foliage in Japan. But many of them a...
Kanto Area

Yokohama and Kamakura access guide. Find the right deal and route from your place to stay.

Yokohama and Kamakura are very popular places to visit from Tokyo as day trip. Of course you can visit these places from other places, like Osaka and Kyoto. I will show you how to get these places and choose the deals.
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