Streets and Eats
Streets and Eats
Jan 27, 2023
A How-to Guide on Public Transportation in Japan
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Planning a trip to Japan but riding the trains is stressing you out? Don't worry. We've got you covered. After five years of living in Japan and taking numerous other trips, we've ridden the rails and taken the shinkansen, and we will give you the low-down on all you need to know. Taking public transportation in Japan is a must, and if you follow these tips, you'll have no problems.

Show Notes:

06:20 - Should you rent a car in Japan?

08:45 - What is a Pasmo or Suica Card and How to Get One

11:00 - What is the JR Rail Pass and do you Need One?

13:15 - Making Reservations for Train Travel

16:00 - Luggage on the Shinkansen and Other Trains

18:45 - Using the Black Cat service to move your luggage

24:30 - General Rules and Etiquette on Japanese Public Transport

31:50 - Getting on the train, and where do you line up?

40:15 - Using Google Maps for Getting Around Tokyo

46:30 - Taking the Bus in Japan

51:00 - Riding ferries in Japan

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