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aussielivinginjapan aussieli…
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Apr 22, 2003
I think the train system and knowing what is what can be the most confusing part of visiting this country and at first can seem quiet daunting.

However, Its acutally quiet simple.

There are two major compaines in Tokyo the JR (Japan Rail) Line and Tokyo Metro (the subway system) both of these link in together.

There are also several private companies:

I recommend finding the stations you need to get to and then checking where you are coming from if you check the following website it will tell you the quickest and cheapest way to get there weather it be by JR (Japan rail) or the subway system. It will tell you times, cost and stations where you will need to change.

There are also serveral different passes available I would recommend asking about these at the train station or check on the internet before you come to Japan to see which one would best suit your travelling needs.

I have used all of these websites for information on travelling around Japan and they are extremely helpful.

I hope they help you out too.
aussielivinginjapan says:
The trains run very frequently especially around Tokyo area so even if you only have a few minutes to transfer and miss one train another one will be along in about 5 or 10 minutes so its no problem. J

Just make sure you are catching the train in the right direction.
Posted on: Jan 16, 2008
portia says:
great, helpful links, thanks! Is it very hard to transfer from one train to another? if you only have a few minutes to catch the transfer, what should we watch out for?
Posted on: Jan 16, 2008
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