• Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed rail network links the major cities of Japan and is the nation’s main transportation artery. In March 2015, the Hokuriku Shinkansen initiated service between Tokyo and Kanazawa reducing the travel time for this route from 3 hours 47 minutes to 2 hours 28 minutes. Moreover, on March 26, 2016, the Hokkaido Shinkansen between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto will be opened. It will offer direct service to and from Tokyo via the Tohoku Shinkansen, a connection that should stimulate both tourism and business in the Hokkaido, Tohoku and Tokyo metropolitan areas.
• JAPAN RAIL PASS : http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/index.html
The Japan Rail Pass offers the most economic, flexible and easy to use way to travel all around Japan by train. It allows bearers to ride on the vast JR transportation network without additional surcharges. Please buy an Exchange Order for the Japan Rail Pass at one of the following sales offices or agents before coming to Japan. JTB Corp., Nippon Travel Agency, Kintetsu International, Tobu Top Tours, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, JALPAK, and their associated agencies.
For more info: East Japan Railway Company
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