Despite my lack of Nihongo speaking and reading abilities, one thing that makes my travel across Japan quite manageable is the vast network of trains and the website called Hyperdia.
I mentioned on my previous blog post that in order to experience India one must experience its railway system, I guess same analogy perfectly fit for Japan, though by comparison the latter has by far better, cleaner and safer system.
If you been to Japan, whether it is for work, study or tour, chances are you will find yourself familiarize with the term “JR” which stands for Japan Railways. There are six Japan Railways Group currently operating across the country four main island of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. The surrounding region around the capital city of Tokyo is under JR East.
In order to appreciate further the impact of the train system to Japan’s historical, cultural and technological…
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