Japan's peerless public transportation shuttles you through sprawling cities and quaint villages at break-neck speed and with pinpoint punctuality. From the sleek shinkansen to the humble local train, timetables are followed religiously with a service you can quite literally set your watch by. Local buses and long-distance coaches follow suit and the army of taxis that patrol the streets are spotlessly clean and unreservedly trustworthy. In addition to this unrivaled service, a vast array of discount passes and travel cards are available offering wallet-friendly options to allow you to travel farther and wider with the upmost convenience and ease.
Japan's leading railway company, Japan Railways (JR), has an elaborate and well-established network of trains throughout the country.
Shinkansen (Bullet train)
Japan’s sleek shinkansen—or bullet trains–offer you maximum speed with maximum comfort
Travel underground for quick and easy access to every corner of Japan's cities.
Other Local Railways
Travel at a slower pace and take in local scenery and traditions on Japan's distinctive local railways.
Spotlessly clean and reliably trustworthy, Japan’s taxis can be very useful travel options. Just don’t forget to bring some cash. Some taxis take cards, but not all.
Board local or highway buses both day and night to travel quickly and easily to your destination.
While Japan's peerless public transportation system provides smooth and easy travel, renting a bicycle and exploring the country on two wheels offers you a very different view of the country.
Outside of major cities, renting a car can sometimes be the most convenient and economical form of transport, especially if you are traveling in a group.
Going to Islands
Schedule a visit to one of Japan's many islands to add an extra element of exploration to your trip.
Ferry & Cruise Ships
Add a splash of excitement to your trip by boarding some of the water-based travel options.
Domestic Air Travel
Fly through Japanese skies to reach all four corners of the country.
Luggage & Storage
With a luggage delivery system that rivals its peerless public transportation, send your luggage ahead, so you can spend more time enjoying your trip.