One of the best features of traveling in Japan is summed up in one word: trains.
|Above, a shinkansen car at Tokyo Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
There are all kinds of trains in Japan. They range from long-distance shinkansens to smaller local commuter trains.
To make a visitor's Japanese train experience a lot easier, Wild About Travel.com has an article containing three useful tips.
They begin with:
If you’re planning a trip to Japan, chances are that you’ll take the opportunity to travel around and discover as much as possible of this captivating country.
Japan boasts an extensive train network, but sorting out the different options can be tricky and I spent a lot of time going through the different options and find out the best solution.
That’s why I’m sharing a few tips that may come in handy. Knowing how to travel by train in Japan will make your journey in the Land of the Rising Sun easier.They then go in to their three tips.
In brief, they are:
1. Different types of trainTo read more, go here.
2. Single tickets or Japan Rail Pass?
3. Choosing your Railway Pass to explore Japan