Although traveling around Japan is expensive (if it’s not the most expensive thing traveling in Japan) when compared to other Asian countries, there are a variety of passes that can be used to limit the damage.
The Japan Railways (Known as JR) is one of them.
The JR network is very extensive and operates the Shinkansen lines, as well as a multitude of regional and urban mass transit lines. In the countryside the group companies also run bus services to connect places that don’t have a rail service.
There are different train types (with different colors:) among JR network. The most famous one is the Bullet Train (shown as the first pic), known in Japanese as Shinkansen (新幹線), it runs with speeds nudging 300 kilometers per hour (360 km/h in the near future), which remains the fastest way to travel around the country.
We traveled with JR (especially the Shinkansen) a lot from Tokyo to different cities in central and west Japan during this trip. It’s efficient and convenient!
Enjoy those couple of snap shots my daughter got for me waiting for the Bullet Train with my beloved alice+olivia watercolor dress!
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