Tips for Japan Rail Pass

This is a tips for using Japan Rail Pass.

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.
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.
Tips for Japan Rail Pass

Perfect size case for Japan Rail Pass at only 100 yen!

If you are a first time visitor, you don't know how big is Japan Rail Pass (a.k.a. JR Pass). Actually it's not handy...
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Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Osaka train route guide. How much can we use JR Pass in Osaka? How to choose the best route by train to get the major spots in Osaka?

There are lots of the train lines and subway lines in Osaka. This post shows you the train network in Osaka. You can learn how to get the major places in Osaka.
Kansai Area

Kyoto train route guide. How to choose the best route by train to get the major spots?

There are lots of the train lines and subway lines in Kyoto. This post shows you the train network in Kyoto. You can learn how to get the major places in Kyoto.
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...
Chubu Area

How to access to Atami, Ito, Kawazu, Shimoda and other places in Izu peninsula by train.

You may find how to access to many places in Izu peninsula by train in this post.
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.
2012 spring trip to Tohoku and Hokkaido

Travel by the express train Hamanasu Carpet car from Aomori to Sapporo on March 19, 2012

Hamanasu just arrived at Aomori station (C) JP Rail.com In my site, JPRail.com, the post that is written about Overn...
Tips for Japan Rail Pass

How to use JR Pass in downtown Tokyo. Try to maximize using JR Pass

You may find how much you can use JR Pass and other JR deals in downtown Tokyo.
Ferries

Another idea of overnight transfer to Hokkaido, using ferry service between Aomori and Hakodate

In this website, the pages of overnight trains, such as Twilight Express, Cassiopeia, Hokutosei and Hamansu, are ver...
Mt. Fuji and Hakone

How to access to Hakone by JR Pass

This post gives you some tips using JR Pass to travel to Hakone.
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 (KIX)

Kansai airport terminal, station, and access guide. Find the best way and best deal for Kansai airport to Osaka.

This post shows you everything you need to know when you arrive in Kansai airport. You can find the ticket window, the station and how to find the best deal to get Osaka, Kyoto and other places.
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...
Rail pass for visitors

JR trains’ seat guide, Gran class, Green class and Ordinary class seats. Guide to buy JR Pass Green or Ordinary

There are several types of seats on Japanese trains, such as Ordinary class, Green class and Gran class, but I think it is difficult to understand this for first-time visitors Japan. In this article, I will explain the types of seats, the size of seats, other information about the seat on the train.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

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

You may find how to use JR Pass and JR regional deals in Kyoto. You can learn how to maximize using these deals.
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

The limited express Nikko and Kinugawa. The train connects Shinjuku and Nikko, Kinugawa Onsen directly

The limited express Nikko and Kinugawa are JR's limited express train which run between Shinjuku and Nikko, Kinugawa Onsen. But these trains run on Tobu Railway line partially. This train is covered by JR East Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass fully. But JR pass covers it partially. You can find the information of this train in this post.
Highway Buses

Overnight transfer between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka

You can find the options of overnight trainsfer between Osaka and Tokyo in this post.
Kansai Area

How to access to Mt. Koya (Koyasan)

This is the access guide to Mt. Koya (Koyasan). You may find the deal to visit there and how much you can use JR pass or other deals.
Hokkaido Area

How to get to the Shiretoko peninsula: The access route from Abashiri and Kushiro to Utoro and Rausu

The Shiretoko Peninsula is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has rich nature such as the Shiretoko Five Lakes, numerous waterfalls, and see wildlives. This article will show you the access routes to Shiretoko.
Limited Express

Compare many rail services and shuttle bus. How to get downtown Tokyo from Narita airport.

Narita airport is mostly your gateway to explore in Japan. But Narita airport is not close to downtown Tokyo. You ha...
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