|Above, a bullet train (shinkansen) pulls into Atami Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
One of the nice things about Japan is that their public transportation system will get people to virtually any place.
Tokyo's subways may seem complicated, but once you've mastered their system (along with color-coded maps), using the subway is a cinch.
The same goes for their train system.
Japan Info has an article on how to use the train in Japan.
It begins with:
If you happen to visit Japan, you will undoubtedly use the train at some point. Even if you plan to rent a car the entire time during your visit, you are likely to hop on a train between the airport and where you’re staying. Particularly in big cities such as Tokyo (東京), Osaka (大阪), or Nagoya (名古屋), trains are a large part of Japanese life and for many, it is the main method of getting around.
A few great things about both the above-ground trains and subways in Japan is that they are clean, safe, and (usually) punctual. Riding the train in Japan isn’t too difficult, but can seem a little daunting at first due to the vast number of railway lines, the crowds during rush hour, and the sometimes complicated ticket machines. This article aims to prepare you for riding the train in Japan and help you make the most out of your journey.To read more, go here.