Rail pass for residents

Flex Rail Ticket, The Tokaido Shinkansen round trip deal between Tokyo, Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka for all of you

Flex Rail Ticket is the Shinkansen deal for the travel among Tokyo, Shin-Yokohama, Mishima, Odawara, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka. It is available for not only the tourist but also the resident. Please find the detailed information about this deal in this post.
Chubu Area

How to transfer between Nagoya and Osaka/Kyoto by train

Which one is better, Shinkansen (left) or Kintetsu (right) ? If you have to move between Nagoya and Osaka (or Kyoto)...
Station information

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.
10 to 13 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hokkaido 10 days by JR Pass 7-day

Please find 10 days itinerary which covers Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Sapporo, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya and Hakodate.
Rail pass for residents

Platt Kodama, one way deal among Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka by the Shinkansen

This post explains you about Platt Kodama which is a sort of the Shinkansen deal. It offers one way trip between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka by the Shinkansen Kodama.
Travel Tips

What is the difference between Reserved seat and Non reserved seat. How to get a seat on non reserved car?

You can find the difference between non reserved seat and reserved seat on JR trains. And also this post gives you some tips to get a seat on non reserved car easier.
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...
Hokkaido Area

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass user guide. Perfect deal for the travelers who visit Tokyo and Sapporo by train.

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass covers southern Hokkaido, Tohoku region and Kanto area. If you travel Sapporo, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Hakodate from Tokyo by a train, this deal is perfect. Please read this post to learn more.
1 to 3 days

Sample itinerary of day trip to Kanazawa and Shirakawago from Tokyo

You can visit Kanazawa and Shirakawago from Tokyo as a day trip. This post shows you the sample itinerary and how to manage this day trip.
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.
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.
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

Toreiyu Tsubasa. First ever Shinkansen train that has foot bath.

Toreiyu Tsubasa is one the Shinkansen trains on Yamagata Shinkansen line. But this train has a food onsen bath and it is operated as the sightseeing train. Please find lots of photos and information about this train in this post.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 .
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...
JR Local Buses

How to access to Lake Towada (Towadako). Fully covered by JR Pass

This post shows you the information about the access to Lake Hachinohe. You also can find how to use the pass to get there, such as using JR Pass.
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.
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