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Transportation in Japan

Transportation in Japan

Transport in Japan is represented by high-quality road, rail, air communication.

Popular modes of transport in Japan

  • Public transport: getting around by buses is not very convenient due to low ceilings, narrow and small seats (all numbers and names are in hieroglyphs). The bus is a great option for those looking to save on travel costs. For example, from Tokyo to Osaka you can get 5 times cheaper than by high-speed train, but the trip instead of 3 (train) will take 12 hours. It should be noted that the fare is paid when you get off the bus. Tram lines have been laid in Nagasaki, Kagashima, Kumamoto and other cities, so you can use this method of transportation if you wish. Having used the subway (in Tokyo, you can get to any part of the city and the suburbs by subway) and having bought a ticket from the machine, it is important to keep it until the end of the trip, because when you exit the ticket will need to be inserted into the machine again so that you can exit will have to be purchased again).
  • Air transport: you can get to all major cities of the country using the services of domestic airlines - ANA, JAS, JAL.
  • Rail transport: represented by high-speed trains “Shinkansen”, special and limited express trains, electric trains. It is better to buy a ticket with a reserved seat - it will cost more, but this guarantees you travel in a comfortable seat - otherwise you will be able to stand all the way.


“Catch” a taxi can be on the side of the road with a wave of your hand. If you decide to take a Japanese taxi (a rather expensive pleasure), you should take into account an important feature: a burning red light indicates that the car is free, a green light indicates that it is busy, and a yellow light indicates that the driver is on a phone call. Do not try to open or close doors yourself - taxis are equipped with automatic doors.

It should be noted that the drivers do not speak foreign languages, so you can take a phrasebook with you. But in large cities they may not be needed, as taxis are equipped with voice electronic translators. Please be aware that smoking is prohibited in taxis and tip is not accepted.

Car rent

Tourists are not recommended to rent a car, since the registration of this procedure is rather complicated, there is left-hand traffic in the country, and it is complicated by constant traffic jams and difficulties with parking. But if you decide to rent a car, then you will need an international driver's license and Japanese insurance..

Transport in Japan is a well-oiled mechanism that works quickly, conveniently and safely..


  • Transportation in Japan
  • Transportation in Japan
  • Transportation in Japan