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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.
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Mishima station guide. How to change the trains and the buses to Hakone, Fuji and Shuzenji.

Mishima station is one of the Tokaido Shinkansen stations. This station is also the gateway to Hakone, Lake Kawaguchi and Shuzenji. You can learn about the structure of Mishima station and how to change the train and the bus in this station.
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Wakayama and Wakayamashi stations guide. The difference of these stations and which station is more convenient for travelers?

There are two stations in Wakayama. These are JR Wakayama station and Nankai Railway Wakayamashi station. This post explains you these two stations in Wakayama.
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Tengachaya station guide. How to transfer among Nankai Railway and Subway line

Tengachaya is one of the stations on Nankai Railway. However this station is one of the best transfer point of Nankai Railway and Osaka Metro subway. Please find more information about Tengachaya station in this post.
Timetable and reservation

2018 busiest period to travel by train. Tips to book your seat in even during the busy period.

Time goes by very quickly. Next year will be coming soon. I started to write the post about the busy period in 201...
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Toyama station guide. How to change between Hokuriku Shinkansen, other local trains and Toyama Chiho Railway.

Toyama is one of the major cities in Hokuriku region. Toyama is also known as the gateway to Tateyama Kurone Alpine Route and Kurobe gorge. Toyama is also the transfer point of the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Takayama line. You can find how to change the trains at Toyama station in this post.
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Shin-Kobe station guide. How to change the Shinkansen and Kobe city subway.

If you access to Kobe or leave from Kobe by the Shinkansen, this post shows you everything you need. You can find how to change the Shinkansen and subway with lots of photos.
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Tennoji station guide. How to transfer JR, Kintetsu Railway and Subway lines

Tennoji is one of the terminal stations in Osaka. JR line, Osaka Metro lines and Kintetsu lines depart from Tennoji station. You may learn about Tennoji station and know how to change the trains there.
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Shin-Imamiya station guide. How to transfer among JR, Nankai Railway and Subway lines

JR Shin-Imamiya station Tsutenkaku Tower Exit exterior Shin-Imamiya is one of the stations on Osaka Kanjo (loop) lin...
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Takikawa station guide. How to catch a local train to Furano.

Takikawa station is one of major stations between Sapporo and Asahikawa in Hokkaido. There is not tourist spots around this station but this station is the transfer point of Nemuro line to Furano. I will explain about the station structure and you may find how to change trains there.
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Asahikawa station guide. Guide to change trains and buses to Asahiyama Zoo and Sounkyo.

Asahikawa is the second biggest city in Hokkaido. And also this is the gateway to Sounkyo, Furano and Biei. Asahiyama Zoo is located in Asahikawa too. This post explains you Asahikawa station and how to change a train and a bus.
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Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station guide. How to change between the Hokkaido Shinkansen and the conventional train to Sapporo and Hakodate

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station is the Shinkansen terminal station in Hakodate. But it is a bit away from the city of Hakodate. And this station is also the transfer point of the train to Sapporo. You can find how to change the trains in this post.
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Hamamatsucho station guide. How to transfer JR, Tokyo Monorail and Subway lines

Hamamatsucho station is the transfer point among JR Yamanote line, Tokyo Monorail and subway. If you depart or arrive in Haneda airport, you may change the trains at Hamamatsucho station. Please find how to change the trains in this post.
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2017 busiest period to travel by train. Tips to book your seat in even busy period.

Many readers have asked me about busy period to travel. I wrote about the calendar of the peak period in 2016 seas...
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Hiroshima station guide. How to change the trains, Shinkansen and local train to Miyajima. How to catch tram and loop bus Meipuru-pu.

Hiroshima is one of most popular places to visit in Japan. Many of you use Hiroshima station to visit not only Hiros...
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Nagano station guide. How to catch the bus to the tourist spots. How to change between Hokuriku Shinkansen and other local trains.

Nagano is known as Winter Olympic Game host city. That means this place has very good snow. Nagano has many ski slop...
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Matsumoto station guide. How to catch the bus to Takayama, Hotaka and Kamikochi. How to take a train to Nagano, Hakuba, Shinano-Omachi.

Matsumoto station from Oshiro-guchi (east side) Matsumoto is the second biggest city in Nagano prefecture. But the s...
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Kanazawa station guide. How to catch the bus to the tourist spots. How to change between Hokuriku Shinkansen and other trains.

Kanazawa is most popular place in Hokuriku region. There are many tourist spots in this city, such as Kenrokuen gard...
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Nagoya station guide. How to transfer among Shinkansen, Kintetsu, Meitetsu, subway and JR local trains.

Nagoya station is one of the largest stations in Japan. There are JR lines, Shinkansen, Kintetsu, Meitetsu and subway lines. You can find lots of information about Nagoya station. You also can find how to change the trains in Nagoya station in this post.
Timetable and reservation

2016 busiest period to travel by train. Tips to book your seat in even busy period.

Many readers have asked me about busy period to travel. I would like to show you the calendar of the peak period in ...
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Kobe Sannomiya stations guide. Check the location and connections between many Sannomiya stations.

Sannomiya is located in the downtown core of Kobe. There are many train stations in Sannomiya. You can find all information of all stations in Sannomiya in this post.
Kansai Area

Himeji station guide. How to get Himeji castle from the station

Himeji station is the gateway to Himeji castle. There are two stations in Himeji. Those are JR Himeji station and Sanyo-Himeji station. And this station is also the transfer point of the Sanyo Shinkansen and the conventional railway lines. This post shows you the structure of these stations and access to Himeji castle from the station.
Timetable and reservation

How to find seat availability of trains. JR Cyber Station guide.

You may have to book a seat after you arrive in Japan. But you worry about the case of sold out. You can find the seat availability of most JR trains at JR Cyber station. This is Japanese website but you can find how to use this in this post.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Namba stations guide. How to change the trains among Nankai, Kintetsu, Hanshin, subway and JR.

Namba is one of the downtown cores in Osaka. There are many railway lines and many Namba stations as will. It is very complicated. This post shows you all Namba stations with many photos. You can find how to change trains there.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Kyoto station guide. How to transfer between the Shinkansen, Kintetsu Railway, Subway and JR local trains.

Kyoto station may be your first place when you visit Kyoto. Because Kyoto station is the biggest station in Kyoto. The Tokaido Shinkansen, many limited express trains, a local train and subway depart and arrive in this station. This post shows you the details about this station.
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