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This time, I will introduce the types of public transportation in Japan.
Have you ever traveled to Japan?
Japan has a variety of sightseeing spots from north to south, and you must use public transport to go sightseeing in Japan.
This time, I will introduce what kind of vehicles you have.
Japanese Public Transportation
What kind of public transportation is available in Japan?
- Liner Shinkansen
Trains are a very convenient vehicle for sightseeing in Japan. It was a state-run railway originally operated by the Japanese government but was privatized shortly before. Thanks to that, it is covered all over the country, so basically you can travel by train in any city.
The price is lower than other vehicles.
There are several types of trains.
Stops at all stations to your destination. It is mainly used when the destination is nearby. It takes time to move a little far away.
This is different from each station stop and stops only at large stations where there is much traffic. It stops at most of the stations with tourist attractions.
Although there are Shinkansen trains in Japan, there are basically stations only in major cities in Japan. Depending on the location, there are famous sightseeing spots in the mountains and the routes are not connected. An express train is useful in such a case. This is a train that can reach relatively long sections in a short time.
Limited express fares are added to normal fares, but you can ride at relatively low prices.
Japan Rail Official Website: https://www.jreast.co.jp/
The Shinkansen is a Japanese train that runs at a speed of about 300 km / h. It is connected between major cities in Japan, and this is the place to go when traveling. Because you can travel a long distance in a short time, you can enjoy the charm of Japan by shortening the travel time even during a short travel period. The fare is higher than a regular train. Some also sell unlimited rides for one week.
The Shinkansen is the safest vehicle in the world. Many foreigners often come to Japan to travel on this vehicle.
There is an outlet inside the Shinkansen, and you can charge your mobile phone.
Central Japan Railway Company Website: https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Train stations are often located in the center of the city, and you can take a bus to get around the city.
Although the operating company differs for each region and the fee is different, it can be used at a relatively fixed price.
There are two types of buses operating in Japan.
It is a bus that goes around the bus stop in the city. If you have any tourist spots in the city, use a bus like this.
In Japan, long-distance bus services are operated throughout the country.
Express buses are slower than Shinkansen trains but can cost less than half the price.
There are areas where trains do not pass, and we use highway buses to such places.
I think taxis are everywhere in the world, but there are also in Japan. It is quite expensive because it is about 600 yen per kilometer, but it is useful for many people because you can go to a specific place.
Taxis can be picked up at any location by calling the company, so you can overtake the bus or use it at various locations, such as from a hotel to a train station.
Since Japan is an island country, there are thousands of islands.
Large islands have bridges, tracks, and underwater tunnels that can be reached by car or train.
However, relatively small islands can be reached by ferry.
For example, the World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine is on an island, so you need to use a ferry to get there.
In addition, there are many islands in the southern part of Japan such as Okinawa, and transportation is a ferry.
The Linear Shinkansen is a transportation system that floats and travels by the magnetic force between a superconducting magnet mounted on a vehicle and a coil mounted on the ground.
Commercialization is planned from 2027 and it is not possible to ride yet.
To put it simply, the vehicle moves in a state of being suspended in the air by the force of a magnet.
Official Website: https://scmaglev.jr-central-global.com
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