NIPPONIA No. 43 December 15, 2007


Special Featuresp_star.gifTravel Japan by Train

Japan’s Rail Network

Every day of the year in Japan, trains run along beautiful coastlines, through steep mountain valleys, across cold, snowswept plains... If you are in a hurry, take a Shinkansen “bullet train,” but if you have the time, why not travel at a slower pace on a local train to fully enjoy the changing landscape? Japan’s rail network is vast and offers so many travel possibilities. To help you choose your route to a railway adventure, the lines mentioned in this issue of Nipponia are shown on this map, with corresponding page links.

Photo credits: Mashima Mitsuhide Photo Office, Railman Photo Office

Japan Map