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Getting Around Japan

Transport in Japan

From Osaka Castle and Shitennoji Temple to Hiroshima's memorial museum and the bright lights of Tokyo, Discover Japan with its variety of transportation methods to get you from A to B, most notably on their super speedy bullet trains!

Getting around Japan

Japan is known for its efficient transportation network, so when it comes to getting around there's no better way to discover the sights and sounds of Japan than on the world-famous Shinkansen, or bullet trains. If you're looking for a taxi in Japan, these can be best found at train stations as well as rail options available in bigger cities like Osaka and Tokyo.
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Japan rail passes

Check out our 7-day, 14-day, 21-day Japan rail passes which are valid for unlimited travel across the whole of Japan!
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Japan Rail Pass
A Japan Rail Pass can be valid for 7, 14 or 21 consecutive days, and it allows for unlimited travel during that period on most of Japan Railways' extensive network, including the world famous bullet trains.
From £203
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Japan Rail West - Hiroshima - Yamaguchi pass
The Japan Rail West Hiroshima Yamaguchi Pass allows for 5 consecutive days of travel in the Hiroshima-Yamaguchi region. Key stations included in the pass are Onomichi, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Yamaguchi, Shimonoseki and, across the Kanmon Straits, Hakata.
From £91
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Japan Rail West - Kansai wide area pass
Your Japan Rail West Kansai Wide Area Pass can be used to travel between the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, Okayama and Nara. It can be used on the Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train that travels between Shin-Osaka and Okayama, as well as a number of express trains, rapid services and local trains.
From £16
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Travel in Japan: Frequently asked questions

What's the cheapest way of getting around Japan?

A 7-day pass is around the same price as a Tokyo-Kyoto round-trip ticket, making it a cheaper way to travel.

Why should I book a Japan rail pass?

Booking a rail pass to get around Japan means you can use it on Shinkansen bullet trains which are renowned for being comfortable, almost silent and super speedy! (it's no joke - speeds of up to 320km/h!). Booking a pass also takes away the hassle of buying separate tickets. Good signposting in stations means you can also travel easily and independently around Japan.