When traveling in Japan you can move very efficiently by combining shinkansen (Bullet train), airplane, bus, taxi, car hire etc. If you add a Shinkansen ride to your itinerary, it will be a pleasant memory. In that case, purchasing "Japan Rail Pass" would be very reasonable. On this page, I will introduce an overview of them. This page is quite long. If you click the "show" button in each item, detailed hidden contents will be displayed. please take advantage of the table of contents. You can return to the top by pressing the arrow button on the bottom right of this page.
- Japan Rail Pass
- How to use the Japan Rail Pass
- Points to note when using the Japan Rail Pass
- How to reserve in advance when using Japan Rail Pass
- Rail pass that can be used in limited areas
- Recommended video
- Shinkansen (Bullet train)
- JAL (Japan Airlines)
- ANA (All Nippon Airways)
- Jetstar Japan
- Peach Aviation
- Regular Trains
- Private Railways
- Car rental
If you plan to travel within Japan using JR trains such as Shinkansen, you may want to purchase "Japan Rail Pass" before departure. Japan Rail Pass (also commonly called JR Pass) is a very cost effective rail pass that JR offers for foreign tourists. You can ride a lot on JR 's Shinkansen and regular express etc.
The price of Japan Rail Pass is, for example, 33,000 yen per person (7 days, Ordinary car type). In Japan, it takes about 28,000 yen for one person to go back and forth between Tokyo and Osaka at Shinkansen. If you use a lot of JR, Japan Rail Pass will become your very powerful "friend".
Below is the list of Japan Rail Pass. children aged 6-11 is 50% off. Children under 5 years old can ride free with adults with Japan Rail Pass.
|Type||Ordinary (Economy)||Green Car (First Class)|
|7 days||29,110 yen||38,880 yen|
|14 days||46,390 yen||62,950 yen|
|21 days||59,350 yen||81,870 yen|
However, with Japan Rail Pass you can not ride on some Shinkansen trains ("Nozomi" and "Mizuho"). Also, when using the Japan Rail Pass, it is difficult to reserve Shinkansen tickets in advance. If you are planning to travel during the New Year's holidays such as when the Shinkansen is very crowded, it is a disadvantage that you can not book in advance. So, please take into account whether the Japan Rail Pass is suitable for your trip.
I will introduce the details of the Japan Rail Pass below. If you are interested in Japan Rail Pass, please click the "show" button below. Then, detailed content will be displayed.
The official website of "Japan Rail Pass" is below. There is a button to select the language on the upper right of the page.
Shinkansen (Bullet train)
For details of the Shinkansen please refer to my article below.
Shinkansen (Bullet train)! Japan Pass, Ticket, Introduction of Trains
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In Japan, JAL and ANA operate regular flights between domestic airports. In addition, several cheap airlines (LCCs) are operating between major airports.
For the major airports in Japan, please refer to the following articles:
New Chitose Airport is the biggest airport in Hokkaido. It is approximately 40 minutes by JR express train from Sapporo city center. This airport has international terminals and domestic terminals. If you travel around Sapporo, Niseko, Otaru etc in Hokkaido, you should use New Chitose Airport. On this page, I will introduce details of New Chitose Airport. I introduce the outline of New Chitose Airport first, after that, I will explain individually what many guests from abroad want to know. ContentsSummaryAccessTo Sapporo StationTo NisekoInternational flightsDomestic flights (Hokkaido)Domestic flights (except Hokkaido)New Chitose Airport floor mapBy Limousine BusesBy JR Train (from New Chitose Airport Station)from JR Minami Chitose StationBy Rent a CarNew Chitose Airport to SapporoNew Chitose Airport to NisekoNew Chitose Airport to FuranoShops and restaurants Summary Maintenance workers who waved to ANA's plane at New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido = shutterstock Click to display Google Maps on a separate page New Chitose Airport has international terminals in addition to domestic flights. Since there is JR New Chitose Airport station in the airport, it is good access to Sapporo. There are counters of rental car companies in the airport. They have a reception desk at the counter and a free bus to the parking lot. If you go to Minami Chitose Station which is one station ahead from JR New Chitose Airport station you can also ride on the JR express train going to Kushiro, Obihiro etc. Access To Sapporo Station 40 minutes by JR express train To Niseko 2 hours by car, 2 hours 30 minutes - ...
Narita International Airport is the second biggest airport next to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in Japan. Narita Airport, with Haneda Airport, is fully operational as a Tokyo Metropolitan hub airport. If you travel in Tokyo, you may use these Airports. So on this page, I will introduce about Narita Airport. Since Narita Airport is quite far from the city center of Tokyo, please check the access to Tokyo center. ContentsNarita Airport or Haneda Airport?International flights and LCC baseVarious international flights can be usedLCC flights have soaredNarita Airport is far from Tokyo centerReceive Japan Rail PassYou have to line up to receive it ...Narita Airport to TokyoJR express "Narita Express": Convenient to go to Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yokohama etc.StationsTrain entranceKeisei Limited Express "Skyliner": Convenient to go to Ueno etc.StationsTrain EntranceAccess Express is cheap and recommendedBus : Direct to all over Tokyo. Cheap but risk of traffic jamLet's find the bus that suits youCheap buses are recommendedTokyo ShuttleTaxi : It takes about 20,000 yen to Tokyo centralExplore Terminals 1, 2, 3 at Narita AirportTerminal 1North Wing (Only international flights)South WingTerminal 2FlightsTerminal 3Flights Narita Airport or Haneda Airport? Planes from Japan Airlines (JL) at the Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT). Narita is a hub for Japan Airlines (JL) and All Nippon Airlines ANA (NH) = shutterstock International flights and LCC base Various international flights can be used Tokyo Metropolis has Haneda Airport located in southwest Tokyo and Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. There used to be only Haneda airport, but in the 1960s Japan developed economically and the number of passengers ...
Haneda Airport is the hub airport of Tokyo Metropolis. You may travel Japan by a international flight arriving and departing from the Haneda airport. And you may travel around Japan using the Haneda airport. So, on this page, I will introduce you useful information about the Haneda Airport. ContentsHaneda Airport or Narita Airport?Outline of Hanede AirportHaneda Airport is much closer and convenientInternational Terminal1F: Entrance Plaza2F: Arrival Lobby3F: Departure Lobby4F: EDO KO - JI5F: TOKYO POP TOWNFlightsDomestic Terminal : terminal 1Floor overviewB1F1F: Arrival Lobby2F: Departure Lobby3F: Shops and Restourants4F: Shops and Restourants5F: Restourants6F: Restourants and Observation DeckRF: Observation DeckFlightsNorth WingSouth WingDomestic Terminal : terminal 2Floor overviewB1F1F: Arrival Lobby2F: Departure Lobby3F: Shops and Restourants4F: Shops and Restourants5F: Restourants and Observation DeckFlightsWhere do you get Japan Rail Pass?Haneda airport to Tokyo (1) Tokyo MonorailHaneda airport to Tokyo (2) Keikyu (Keihin Kyuko Train)Haneda airport to Tokyo (3) BusesHaneda airport to Tokyo (4) TaxisThe Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda (International Terminal)Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu (Domestic Terminal 2)First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1 Haneda Airport or Narita Airport? Haneda airport is much closer to Tokyo center than Narita airport Passengers queuing and checking in at airlines counter at Haneda International Airport = shutterstock Outline of Hanede Airport Haneda Airport (official name: Tokyo International Airport) is Japan's largest airport in the southwestern part of Tokyo. It is about 18 kilometers away from the city center of Tokyo. It is approximately 30-40 minutes by train or car from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station. Haneda Airport, together with Narita Airport (Chiba Prefecture), plays a role as a ...
When you go to Japan you have the option of using the airport in Osaka besides the airport in Tokyo. Osaka has "Kansai International Airport" which operates 24 hours. On this page, I will introduce the outline of this airport and how to get to Kyoto, Osaka etc. from this airport. ContentsOutline of Kansai International Airport (KIX)PointsKansai Airport or Itami Airport ?Kansai Airport > Itami AirportKansai Airport <Itami AirportTerminal 1OverviewFloor guide1F International Arrival Lobby2F Domestic Arrival / Departure Gate3F store and restaurants4th floor departure lobbyInternational flights (North Wing)International flights (South Wing)Domestic flightsTerminal 2OverviewFloor guideInternational flightsDomestic flightsAero PlazaFree bus stops to Terminal 2Hotel Nikko Kansai AirportFirst Cabin Kansai AirportHow to activate the JR Rail Pass at Kansai AirportKansai Airport to Osaka, Kyoto, etc.PointsTo Kyoto, Hiroshima etc.To Namba, Dotonbori etc.Basically, buses are recommendedJR express "Haruka": convenient when rushing to Kyoto and Shin OsakaNankai Limited Express "Rap: t": convenient if going to NambaBusesTaxis Outline of Kansai International Airport (KIX) Kansai Internal Airport or KIX is the 2nd largest airport of Japan , located near Osaka city = shutterstock Click here to see the Kansai airport official website on a separate page Points Kansai International Airport is one of Japan's leading airports located on the artificial island, 5 km offshore in the southern part of Osaka Prefecture. It is connected to the other side by a bridge of 3.75 km in length. Roads and railroads pass through this bridge. It is about 40 kilometers away from Osaka station. Between Kansai Airport and the city center of Osaka, JR and the ...
JAL (Japan Airlines)
There are so many railroads in Japan. Here, I will introduce the outline of the regular trains other than the Shinkansen. The regular train in Japan is largely divided into JR Group and private railway.
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