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How to Buy Tickets for the New Mt Fuji Excursion Express

Perhaps you heard about the new Mt Fuji Excursion Express from Shinjuku, which started on March 16 this year. Since JR announced the service,...

Last Train Timetable Changes to the Yamanote Line for Shinagawa Station

JR has recently announced last train timetable changes to the Yamanote Line, for services to Shinagawa station. The last train (終電 or shuuden) in...

Journey in Japan Part 16: Grandiose Encounters of the Third Class

I went a few days without any Internet connection so couldn’t post anything. Here are the last three days in summary: Friday – Fukuoka Today I...

Journey in Japan Part 1: So Long, Tokyo, and Thanks for All the Fish

It is time to move on. The anticipation of spending eight hours on two different trains is something I lack. To avoid a whole day of travel I instead...

The Complex Train System

Especially for those of you trying to navigate through the complex train system of subways, bullet trains and other modes of transportation during your...

Shinkansen Travel and Specials

One way to experience the extremely efficient and reliable infrastructure of Japan is of course via the Shinkansen (bullet train) in Japan. If you're...