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Trains in Japan



6. March. 2017

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The hardest part of using the trains here is knowing which lines to take where, but that's a skill that takes years to perfect. Luckily with technology, you can use our app to find out exactly how to get anywhere in the country and you'll be a pro in no time. Now, with the advent of e-money cards it's possible to easily jump between lines with just a touch of a card at the gate, and recently the cards can be used nearly all around the country with some exceptions.


  • Knowing where and when to go
  • Paying for your trip
  • Local vs Express
  • Delays or Switches
  • Using pre-paid passes
  • Getting on and off
  • Switching trains
  • Which exit to take?

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