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Taking the Train in Japan – Part 3

Japan Train Map

I know what you’re thinking. When you look at the train map above your pulse starts to quicken; your breath comes in raspy gasps; you feel yourself getting faint. No worries. That’s normal when you look at a Japanese Train map for the first time.

The good news is that with a few simple tips you’ll be purchasing train tickets from a vending machine like a pro.

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Taking the Train in Japan – Part 2

Japanese train station attendant bowing to train

In Part 1 of our complete guide to travel travel in Japan we took a look at the different classes of trains, in Part 2 we’re going to brave the unknown by looking at how to actually purchase your ticket.

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Taking the Train in Japan – Part 1

Japan train station

We’re off the train and back in the office, and as promised, here is our first installment in our complete guide of train travel in Japan.

As I’ve mentioned before, train travel is an extremely efficient way to travel through Japan, and chances are you’re going to be hopping on at least one train in your visit to Japan. But while train travel is efficient, it’s not always going to be easy figuring out how to get from point A to point B. Toss in a foreign language and you have a recipe for confusion.

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