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Taking the Train in Japan

On line reservation : JR East Area

Online reservation : JR East Area

JR East is the only company who offers advance on line seat reservation.

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Japanese Night Trains

Japanese Night Trains

Both a retro throwback and a complete novelty, night trains are rapidly becoming rare as they lose business to airlines and bullet trains.

The JR Train Station with One Passenger

The JR Train Station with One Passenger

Did you know there is a JR station in Hokkaido with a single passenger? Learn about this viral story and get your Japan Rail Pass today - available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.

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Shinkansen Travel Tips

Un voyageur dans un Shinkansen regarde le Mont Fuji

Japanese Bullet Trains

The best way to travel around Japan is on a high speed Bullet Train. Order your Japan Rail Pass today online!

Inside the Gran Class

Inside the Gran Class

The Gran Class, the Japan bullet train's latest first-class experience. Travel on the bullet train with your Japan Rail Pass - order today!

The Hokuriku Shinkansen

The Hokuriku Shinkansen

In March 2015, the brand new Hokuriku bullet train line will open! Get ready to ride it with your Japan Rail Pass - Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.

The New Hokkaido Shinkansen

The New Hokkaido Shinkansen

Since March 2016, the brand new Hokkaido Shinkansen line is in operation. Read more about it here, and get your Japan Rail Pass today! Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.

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Unique Trains in Japan

The Koshino Shu*Kura Train

The Koshino Shu*Kura Train

This incredible train has live jazz and local saké! Read more about this magical Japan train.

The Best Winter Views by Rail

The Best Winter Views by Rail

Explore the incredible beauty of Japan in winter from the window of your Japan train. Order your Japan Rail Pass today.

The Twilight Express Overnight Train

The Twilight Express Overnight Train

The Twilight Express train was a very famous overnight train between Osaka and Sapporo.

Even More of the Seven Stars in Kyushu

Even More of the Seven Stars in Kyushu

Exclusive Japan-Rail-Pass.com photos of the luxury cruise train, the Seven Stars in Kyushu!

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Japanese Stations

Sannomiya, Kobe, and Shin-Kobe Stations

Sannomiya, Kobe, and Shin-Kobe Stations

The many JR Stations in Kobe can sometimes be confusing for travellers. Learn more about them here!

Japan's Eki Naka Phenomenon

Japan's Eki Naka Phenomenon

Japan's Eki Naka Phenomenon with everything you need including shopping, food/drink, and events. Find out what you can explore with your Japan Rail Pass!

Navigating Hiroshima Station

Navigating Hiroshima Station

Never been to Hiroshima? Your guide to Hiroshima Station and transport that you can use with your Japan Rail Pass.

Japan's Most Unique Train Stations

Japan's Most Unique Train Stations

Check out some of Japan's highest and lowest train stations. Order your Japan Rail Pass today!

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Getting Around Kyoto

From Kansai International Airport to Kyoto with a Japan Rail Pass

From Kansai International Airport to Kyoto with a Japan Rail Pass

How to reach Kyoto from Kansai International Airport with a Japan Rail Pass ?

Discover Kyoto Station - Your Japan Rail Pass 

Discover Kyoto Station - Your Japan Rail Pass 

Discover Kyoto Station and its shinkansen platforms, JR platforms and Kintetsu station.

The New Kyoto Train Museum

The New Kyoto Train Museum

A new Japan train museum is opening in Kyoto in spring 2016, just a few minutes' walk from Kyoto Station!

IC Cards on Kyoto Buses

IC Cards on Kyoto Buses

IC Cards can now be used on Kyoto City Buses. Learn how this can help your travel with your Japan Rail Pass.

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Getting Around Tokyo

Discover Kamakura

Discover Kamakura

Kamakura is a lovely town by the sea, with an easy access from Tokyo. It counts 65 Buddhist temples and 19 Shinto shrines, located throughout the town and in the surrounding hills.

Your itinerary to Hakone

Your itinerary to Hakone

Hakone is a very popular destination among Tokyoites, as well as tourists, for its gorgeous scenery around the Mount Fuji, its many onsens and vacation resorts.

Discover Ueno Station

Discover Ueno Station

Ueno is the gateway to Ueno area. Discover our travel tipsand our maps to navigate in the station easily !

The JR Yamanote Line

The JR Yamanote Line

Discover the most convenient way to travel Tokyo with your Japan Rail Pass: From Takadanobaba to Sugamo through the JR Yamanote Line.

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Itineraries for Japan

How to go from Okayama to Matsue ?

How to go from Okayama to Matsue ?

The route to Adachi Museum of Art, Matsue Castle and Izumo Taisha Shrine

The Inland Sea 

The Inland Sea 

As Japan is made up of so many islands, it is naturally home to an extensive network of ferry routes.

Access to Miyajima with a Japan Rail Pass

Access to Miyajima with a Japan Rail Pass

Easily reached in about 40 minutes from Hiroshima with a Japan Rail Pass, Miyajima is a treasure of an island only 2 km (1 ¼ miles) off the mainland in the Seto Inland Sea.

Discover North of Japan with the new Hokkaido Shinkansen

Discover North of Japan with the new Hokkaido Shinkansen

Discover North of Japan with the New Hokkaido Shinkansen : Hakodate and Aomori

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