Travel by Train in Japan

Tip: best way to travel around in Japan is by train

  • Japan by Train - the best way to discover this Land of the Rising Sun
  • Perhaps the most pleasant train country in the world: Japan
  • The affordable Japan Rail Pass is often cheaper than single tickets are!
  • We are experts in train travel since 2002
  • Same prices or cheaper as the railways
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Japan by Train - Everything you need to know

Traveling through Japan by train is a very pleasant experience. For example, you can count on high-speed trains traveling between the most important cities, such as Tokyo and Kyoto.

The nice thing is that the average train delay in Japan is a matter of seconds, not even minutes. It is therefore very nice that you can often carry out a pre-planned train tour exactly the way you want.

In addition, it is very comfortable to travel with the Japanese high-speed trains. These trains go very fast, but you can for example turn your seat in the direction of travel.

Rail Map - Main train lines in Japan, JR Pass

Rail Map - Main train lines in Japan, JR Pass

Hotels - Our selection in Tokyo

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Tokyo Railway Station

The hotels on this map have been assessed by other train travelers with an 8 (out of 10) or higher.

Insider tip: our colleague spent his days in Tokyo in the Keihan Asakusa Hotel. He liked that the room was bigger than expected and that the hotel is located in a really nice neighborhood.

If you do not see the map with our hotel suggestions, you will see this link. Click on it and our selection will appear.

Hotels - Our selection in Kyoto

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Kyoto Railway Station

The hotels on this map have been assessed by other train travelers with an 8 (out of 10) or higher.

HappyRail's favorite: We encourage you to stay in the heart of Kyoto. The Hotel Sunroute Kyoto is located at about a five minute walk from the Kiyomizu-Goj┼Ź train station.

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