Basic information

Station information

Takasaki station guide. It’s junction to Nagano, Niigata, Kusatsu and Tomioka Silk Mill.

Takasaki station is the biggest station in Gumma pref where is located in northern Kanto region. But it is very easy...
Station information

Shinagawa station guide. Transfer among Shinkansen, Keihin Kyuko to Haneda, Narita Express

Shinagawa station is one of the terminal station in Tokyo. You can get this station from Haneda by Keikyu railway. This station is also one of the Shinkansen stations in Tokyo. This post shows you the station structure, how to transfer the trains with lots of the photos.
Mt. Fuji and Hakone

Odawara station guide. How to change the train to Hakone.

Odawata station is the gateway to Hakone. There are the Shinkansen, JR Tokaido line, JR Shonan Shijuku line, Odakyu Railway and Hakone Tozan Railway. In this post, I explain you the structure of Odawara station. You will find how to change the trains in this station.
Nikko

Utsunomiya station guide. How to transfer to Nikko train.

Utsunomiya station is the station to transfer to Nikko line. If you use JR Pass to get Nikko, you take Tohoku Shinka...
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

What is the Shinkansen (bullet train)? Most convenient and the fastest train service throughout Japan.

The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a high speed train service that is operated by JR. It is one of the fastest trains in world...
Fare table

Hyperdia perfect guide, train timetable and route search engine

If you want to build your itinerary by yourself, Hyperdia will help you a lot. This site is transportation search engine. You can search the timetables and routes of all trains, flights and airport shuttle bus. But this site is a bit tricky and too many functions and options to you. This guide will help you to find the way to use this site.
Fare table

For non JR pass travellers. Guide to use JR single ticket, basic rules, validity and stopover

The train ticket rule is very complicated in Japan. But you may have to use the regular fare ticket because it is cheaper than the rail pass. This post explains you the basic ticket rule as easy as possible.
Mt. Fuji and Hakone

Otsuki station guide. How to transfer from JR train to Fuji Kyuko train.

Otsuki station is the transfer point of JR train and Fuji Kyuko railway to Lake Kawaguchi and Fuji-Q Highland. This post shows you how to change trains at Otsuki station.
Chubu Area

Guide for train access to Nagano, Matsumoto and other places in Shinshu and surrounding area.

Shinshu region is located in the heart of Japan. You might have heard Nagano where held winter Olympic games in 1998...
Chugoku Area

Sanin area train access guide. How to access to Kinosaki, Izumo, Matsue, Tottori and other major cities in Sanin area.

This post shows you the train network in Sanin area. You can find the train route to get Sanin area from Osaka, Kyoto, Okayama, Himeji, Shin-Yamaguchi.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Shin Osaka station guide. How to change Shinkansen, Haruka, Thunderbird and local train access to Osaka, Umeda and Namba

Shin-Osaka station is the Shinkansen terminal station in Osaka. JR Osaka station is one station away by JR local train and Osaka Metro connects Shin-Osaka and Namba. This post shows you the station structure and how to change the trains at Shin-Osaka station.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Osaka and Umeda stations guide. How to change JR trains, subway trains and other private railways

Osaka station is same location as Umeda station. Only JR station is called "Osaka" but other railway and subway stations are called "Umeda". It is complicated for the travelers but these are same location. In this post, I will explain you about Osaka and Umeda stations.
Hokkaido Area

Hakodate station guide. How to change the train, Super Hakucho, Super Hokuto and other local trains.

On March 26, 2016, Hokkaido Shinkansen was opened and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station was opened. Hakodate is not trans...
Station information

Shin-Aomori station guide. How to change the train, Shinkansen, Super Hakucho and other local trains.

Hokkaido Shinkansen was opened in March 26, 2016. You can get Hokkaido by Shinkansen directly without changing train...
Station information

Tokyo station guide. How to change the trains, Shinkansen, Narita Express and other local trains.

Tokyo station is one of the biggest terminal station in Japan. The station is huge and the structure is very complicated. I explain you about the structure of this station and how to change the trains .
Network of JR trains

Kansai train networks guide. How to move between Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Wakayama. Make sure JR lines and non JR lines

There are many train running in Kansai region, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and surrounding places. This post shows you the train network in Kansai region. You can find the difference of JR and non JR lines and which train you should take in your trip.
Network of JR trains

How to use JR Pass in downtown Osaka. Find how much you can use Japan Rail Pass in Osaka.

If you use JR Pass or other JR deals, such as Kansai Area Pass, do you know how much you can use the pass? Do you know where you can go without any extra charge? This post tells you everything about JR pass coverage in downtown Osaka.
Kansai Airport, Wakayama, Mt. Koya

Most economical transfer, No express surcharge! Rapid Service Network in Kansai area

JR West operates many commute trains, rapid and local between 5:30 am and midnight. But when you travel in Kansai ...
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...
Basic information

What is JR? Learn about Japan Railway train networks and difference from Non JR train.

Akita Shinkansen and Tokaido Shinkansen at Tokyo station (C) James Chuang JR (Japan Railway) is the biggest train co...
Fare table

Guide to plan your trip. Fare Calculation

This post explains you the information about the fare calculation of the trains in Japan.
Timetable and reservation

JR train timetables guide. How to find the timetable of the train in Japan.

This post shows you how to find the information about the timetable of the train in Japan.
Timetable and reservation

How to read Japan Railway’s reserved seat ticket

When you use Japan Rail Pass, you will have a reserved seat ticket. But the ticket is written in Japanese only. I wi...
Timetable and reservation

How to reserve a seat of Japan Railway trains at the station and online

Japanese train seat reservation is a bit tricky. The online reservation is very limited and you have to book it in most cases. This post explains you how to manage the booking.
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