Trains in Japan

  • Published on : 21/06/2021
  • by : Japan Experience

Train is arguably the best way to uncover lost of  Japan and explore the country differently. 

Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan

Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan

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One major thing to note for trains in Japan is the size of train stations, especially in large cities like Tokyo and Osaka. Stations like Shibuya Station, Shinjuku Station, Tokyo Station, Umeda Station, and Shin-Osaka Station act as commercial centers as much as train stations, having restaurants, malls, and offices inside of them as well as servicing multiple train lines. The best thing to do to avoid getting lost in the maze of these large train stations is to know your route well and follow the signs inside.

Local train lines in Japan are identified via a square or round logo with a letter initial. JR lines always start with J (JY for Yamanote, JC for Chuo Line, etc.). The logo and name for these lines will be shown on signs inside stations with arrows pointing in the direction of their entrances and exits. When reaching a certain station, be aware of what lines you need to ride and transfers along the way.

 

 

Shinjuku Station, Tokyo

Shinjuku Station, Tokyo

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Umeda Station, Osaka

Umeda Station, Osaka

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