To plan your rail itinerary in Japan, you can choose from maps, travel guides and interactive online tools.
Among these tools, the English version of the Hyperdia
website will be a valuable travel companion
. If you have an Internet access while in Japan, Hyperdia will help you optimize your transportation times
It also offers a roman characters search option, and will give you a great deal of information about times, names of trains or train stations
, different itineraries available as well as prices
Watch our video and learn all you need to know about Hyperdia.