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.
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.
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo to Osaka plus Nikko and Himeji in 7 days by Japan Rail Pass

7 days JR Pass price is almost same as round trip fare between Tokyo and Osaka by Shinkansen. That means if you have...
Hakata, Kokura

Limited time operation. Specialized Shinkansen train 500 TYPE EVA

This project had been done already. 500 Type EVA is no longer available. This train was already repainted and refur...
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.
Rail pass for visitors

Kansai Hokuriku Area Pass user guide. Perfect deal for the traveler who wants travel to Kansai, Kanazawa and Toyama.

If you travel Kansai area and Hokuriku region, this deal, Kansai Hokuriku Area Pass may suit your trip plan. Please find more information about this deal in this post.
Hiroshima and Miyajima

Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass user guide. The deal for the traveler who wants travel in Kansai, Hiroshima and the surrounding area.

Kansai HIroshima Area Pass is the best choice who stays in Kansai area and visit Hiroshima and Miyajima. You may find how to use this pass in this post.
4 to 6 days

Visit Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe for 5 to 7 days sample itinerary

This post shows you very basic trip plan which include Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe in 7 days duration.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

How to access to Himeji and Kobe from Osaka

This post will explain you how to access to Himeji by trains. And you also can find the way to combine trip to HImeji with Kobe.
1 to 3 days

Kansai Thru Pass sample itineraries

There are lots of NON JR trains in Kansai. Most of them can be taken by Kansai Thru Pass. If you visit Osaka and mak...
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.
Kinosaki Onsen, Aanohashidate, Toyooka, Fukuchiyama, Maizuru

The limited express Hamakaze for access to Tottori, Hamasaka, Kasumi from Osaka, Kobe and Himeji with no extra charge by JR Pass

The limited express Hamakaze is only trains which connects Osaka and Tottori by JR pass without any extra. But the number of trains are very limited. I would like to show about this train in this post.
Kobe, Himeji

The limited express Super Hakuto train guide. The fastest train access to Tottori from Osaka and Kyoto

Super Hakuto is the limited express train which connects Tottori, Kurayoshi, Osaka and Kyoto. This is the fastest access route to Tottori from Osaka. Please find the information about this train in this post.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

How to use JR West Kansai Area Pass. Compare pass and single fare.

This posts explains you how to use Kansai Area Pass. It is one of JR West rail passes and it covers whole part of Kansai area.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

How to use Kansai Thru Pass. Compare pass and single fare.

Kansai thru pass is one of the best option to travel in Kansai area, such as Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Wakayama, Koyasan. This post shows you how to use this pass.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Kansai WIDE Area Pass user guide. The best deal for the traveler who want to travel Kansai and surrounding areas, such as Okayama, Kurashiki, Kinosaki and Kumano.

Kansai Wide Area Pass offers bigger coverage area than Kansai Area Pass. This pass covers Kansai area and surrounding places, such as Kinosaki, Kurashiki, Okayama, Kii-Katsuura. Please find the details about Kansai Wide Area Pass in this post.
Hakata, Kokura

Kyushu Shinkansen N700 series for Mizuho, Sakura and Tsubame image gallery

N700 series was introduced for Kyushu Shinkansen in this past March. The fleet is the newest and the fastest on Kyus...
Kobe, Himeji

JR Special Rapid Service, most useful train among Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Himeji.

JR Special Rapid runs between Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Himeji. Some trips runs to Banshu Ako, Kamigori and Tsuruga. This is most convenient and very fast train. This post shows you the information with some images of Special Rapid train.
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 ...
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