Bullet trains make it easy to travel around Japan, but getting tickets can be a hassle for some. Luckily there are plenty of options, but it all starts with planning your trip properly and knowing which trains to catch. Read on to find out exactly how to catch your train!
The JR Pass is Japan's famous gateway to making train travel easy. It gives foreign tourists access to all JR (Japan Rail) trains in Japan, which is most of the country’s trains outside of some subway and rail systems in cities. You can buy 7, 14, or 21-day passes and can also upgrade it for premium benefits. Read on to find out whether it's the right fit for your trip.
Train ticket prices in Japan range from ¥500 for short trips to ¥5,000 and more when traveling between cities. Some trains are more expensive than others, and sometime it's even better to fly. Read on to get all of the train ticket tips.
Japan’s travel restrictions were lifted in October, meaning that you can enter the country if you provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result taken 72 hours before departure. Children under 18 don’t need anything if they’re accompanied by an adult with the proper documents.