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Kobe, Himeji

Sunrise Izumo train guide and timetable: Overnight sleeper train runs between Tokyo and Osaka, Izumoshi, fully covered by the JR Pass

Sunrise Izumo is an overnight express train which runs between Tokyo and Izumoshi. This post explains you about this train with many photos.
Kobe, Himeji

Sunrise Seto train guide and timetable: Overnight sleeper train runs between Tokyo and Osaka, Takamatsu, fully covered by the JR Pass

Sunrise Seto is an overnight express train which runs between Tokyo and Takamatsu. This post explains you about this train with many photos.
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

The Tohoku-Hokkaido, the Akita and the Yamagata Shinkansen train guide. The Shinkansen goes to Hakodate, Aomori, Sendai, Akita and Yamagata

The Tohoku, the Hokkaido, the Akita and the Yamagata Shinkansen lines connect Tokyo and many cities in northern Japan, such as Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto (Hakodate), Shin-Aomori, Sendai, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima and Utsunomiya. In this post, I explain about these Shinkansen trains with many photos.
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Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

The Hokuriku Shinkansen, direct access to Kanazawa, Nagano and Toyama from Tokyo.

The Hokuriku Shinkansen is the fastest route to get Nagano, Toyama and Kanazawa from Tokyo. Please find the information about this Shinkansen line in this post.
Niigata, Nagaoka, Echigo-Yuzawa

Save time and money to go to Niigata from Tokyo by train. Overnight rapid train Moonlight Echigo

***This train usually runs in peak periods. But since summer peak season in 2014, this train has not run any more. It ...
Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Mishima, Shuzenji

The Tokaido, the Sanyo and the Kyushu Shinkansen (Bullet Train) train ride guide. Most popular train between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and Kagoshima.

This Shinkansen ride guide gives you all information about the Shinkansen between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata, Kumamoto and Kagoshima in this post.
Kyoto, Nara

Tokaido Shinkansen image gallery. Check the interior and accommodations.

We cannot think about the travel in Japan without Shinkansen. Especially Tokaido Shinkansen (Tokyo-Shin Osaka) can b...
Iwaki, Katsuta, Mito

Access to Mito, Katsuta and Iwaki from Ueno. Limited Express Hitachi and Tokiwa

Limited Express Hitachi (ひたち) and Tokiwa (ときわ) are operated mostly between Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno and Katsuta, Iwaki...
Limited Express

Limited Express Ayame. Access to Kashima-Jingu and Choshi

This train has been discontinued in March 2015. Limited Express Ayame (あやめ) is operated between Tokyo (東京) and Ch...
Limited Express

Limited Express Shiosai. Access to Choshi from Tokyo.

Limited Express Shiosai (しおさい) is operated between Tokyo (東京) and Choshi (銚子), Naruto (成東), Sakura (佐倉). Choshi is l...
Limited Express

Limited Express Wakashio. Access to Katsuura and Awa-Kamogawa in Boso peninsula from Tokyo

Limited Express Wakashio (わかしお) is operated between Tokyo (東京) and Kazusa-Ichinomiya (上総一ノ宮), Katsuura (勝浦), Awa-Kam...
Limited Express

Limited Express Sazanami. Access to Kimizu and Tateyama in Boso peninsula from Tokyo

Limited Express Sazanai (さざなみ) is operated between Tokyo (東京) and Kimizu (君津). This train runs along the west coast ...
Limited Express

The limited express Kusatsu train guide. The direct access to Kusatsu-Onsen from Ueno, Tokyo

The limited express Kusatsu runs between Ueno and Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi. This train takes you to the nearest station to Kusatsu onsen from Ueno in Tokyo. You can find the information of this train in this post.
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Gran class and all class seat of Tohoku Shinkansen E5 series and Gran class for Hayabusa, Hayate and Yamabiko image gallery

E5 series was introduced for Tohoku Shinkansen in this past March. This is the first fleet that has Glan Class seat ...
Express

Save money and time going to Kanazawa, Overnight Express train Noto

*Since March 2012, this train has not been operated. Even though JR East has not announced officially anything about...
Maibara, Ogaki

Save money and time to go to Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka from Tokyo by train. Overnight rapid train Moonlight Nagara

185 series still run as limited express train Odoriko. This fleet is used for rapid Moonlight Nagara too. JR East an...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Alternatives of Overnight train Cassiopeia and Hokutosei, in case that you cannot make a reservation.

***Hokutosei was discontinued as scheduled train in 14 March, 2015. Now Hokutosei runs as seasonal train until end...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Tips for taking Gran Class of Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa

JR East started to operate 2 round trips of Hayabusa after suspension by earthquake. It takes more than 4 hours betw...
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

Compare interior of Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa with Hayate

All line of Tohoku Shinkansen will be restored soon. Of course the fastest train "Hayabusa" will be operated too. No...
Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Mishima, Shuzenji

Train to Shonan, Odawara and Atami with no surcharge from Tokyo. Rapid train on Ueno-Tokyo line

***This rapid line will be connected with Takasaki and Utsunomiya rapid lines in March 14, 2015. Now Tokyo is depart...
Narita (NRT)

Rapid Train on Yokosuka-Sobu line running between Tokyo, Yokohama, Narita Airport, Chiba and Kamakura

This rapid train connects Tokyo, Narita airport, Chiba, Yokohama and Kamakura. It is very convenient way to get these places.
Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Mishima, Shuzenji

No express surcharge! Fast, economical and convenient! Rapid service network in Greater Tokyo

Japan Railway operate Rapid trains throughout Japan. Especially lots of Rapid trains are operated in urban area, suc...
Akita, Morioka, Hiraizumi

Direct access to Akita from Tokyo, Akita Shinkansen (bullet train)

Technically Akita Shinkansen means the line between Morioka and Akita. But most of trains are operated between Tokyo...
Limited Express

Narita Express, JR’s express train service between Narita airport and Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shinagawa, Yokohama

Narita Express connects Narita Airport and Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yokohama and many stations in these areas. This post will tell you about Narita Express.
Overnight Trains

Overnight express train Cassiopeia, very popular overnight train between Tokyo and Sapporo

*This train was discontinued in March 2016. Cassiopeia is operated between Ueno and Sapporo. This train is like J...
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