The One about Nagoya Station

Since 1886, Nagoya Station has been in operation. One of the world’s largest train stations that was bombed during World War II and then rebuilt to now feature two JR Central Towers (and happens to be the headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company – JR Central), it’s one of the locations to visit ala Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo or coming south from the Kansai region. The JR Central Towers […]

The One about the Narita Express (N’EX)

Back in 1991, the Japan Rail Company (JR East) unveiled the Narita Express (N’EX). The train is a limited express train service that serves Narita International Airport from major Tokyo stations.  Originally, JR wanted to run a high speed Narita Shinkansen underneath the airport terminal but the plan was abandoned. But the Narita Express is convenient and the trains are now utilizing the E259 series EMU trains as of 2009.  […]

Travel Guide – Japan: The One about Riding the Shinkansen

For those who have read my post about the Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass), you will know that with the rail pass, you can only ride the Hikari and Sakura Shinkansen (Bullet Trains). The Nozomi is only for those who pay for the privilege of not riding on a bullet train with not as many stops, while the Hikari and Sakura, you will have occasional stops but not too much. […]

Travel Guide – Japan: The One about the IC Transportation Card (Suica and Pasmo)

If you are traveling Japan, aside from your passport and your JR Pass, one of the most important things to do, once you arrive in Japan, is to get an IC Transportation Card that will allow you travel in Japan. The first thing to do either prior to your trip or at the airport is to at least have around Y10,000 yen ready ($100 US) or at least Y2000 minimum. […]

The One about the Fujisan Express

If you ever plan to go to Mt. Fuji, one of the trains that will capture your attention is the Fujisan Express. The train makes stops at Tsuru University, Otsuki Mount Fuji, Fuji Q Highland and Kawaguchiko Stations. The train is equipped with viewing seats and single rooms, while the first car is for observation and viewing tickets (1oo yen) are available. Viewing seats feature wide and bright windows, so […]

The One about Harajuku Station

One of the first stations I had the opportunity to visit during my first time in Japan was Harajuku Station. A well-known railway station located in Shibuya, Tokyo and operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), the station’s beginnings go as far back as 1906. With over 70,000 passengers daily, Harajuku Station has no doubt become overly crowded on the weekends and while it is cramped, it was quite […]

The One about Tokyo Station and it’s Design

Tokyo Station is one of the few stations in Tokyo in which many will no doubt experience the feeling of getting lost. Similar to Shinjuku Station, it’s a large railway station that is like a labyrinth. Located in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, it is the main intercity rail terminal in Tokyo and the busiest station in Japan (over 3,000 trains per day) and the fifth-busiest in Eastern […]