transportation

Do You Know Where to Find These 2 Funicular Railways in Tokyo?

Funicular railways are used to connect two points across a very steep or inclined place. You can find this kind of railway in hills or mountains, transporting people using a cable that pulls the carriage along slopes, which means you would be traveling either upwards or downwards on them. As Japan has many elevations with…

Check Out the Last Surviving Tram Line of Kyoto: The Randen

Transport systems in major cities of Japan have undergone a huge change over the past decades – be it the introduction of timely and reliable high-speed trains, the construction of subway tunnels, etc. However, there are some train or tram networks that were once extensively spread and used but are now confined to just a…

Do You Know Who Is Behind the Train Melodies You Hear at Japanese Train Stations?

If you’ve ever been to the cities of Tokyo and Osaka, you’ll notice the melody being played when trains are about to arrive and depart from stations. They are called train departure melodies or “hassha merodii” in Japanese. These jingles that whisk commuters on their way were actually made by Japanese composer Minoru Mukaiya, who…

This Japanese Taxi Firm is Looking for Bilingual Sightseeing Taxi Drivers!

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics is expected to attract many overseas visitors to the country. This means that there is a growing need for transportation such as taxis. In line with this, Hinomaru Kotsu Co. Ltd. has started an exciting initiative to hire foreign drivers to work in their taxi industry. It will also support…

A Limited Hello Kitty Bullet Train Is Coming to Japan This 2018! Check It Out!

Good news, Hello Kitty lovers! JR West’s adorable Hello Kitty Shinkansen is set to debut this summer 2018 in Japan. This high-speed train will be wrapped in pink and white colors which will make it look fashionably cute. It will run on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line from Osaka’s Shin-Osaka Station to Fukuoka’s Hakata Station. This…

Make Traveling Fun! Ride These 2 Express Trains From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo

Limited express trains are a traveler’s delight, offering comfortable seats, large windows, and excellent service. Various railway companies offer limited express service between Ueno, Tokyo and Narita Airport. Ride the train of your choice, and have fun on your journey! 1. JR East: Narita Express Kozo Hikage (Fuller, Inc.) This express train offers direct access…

Want to Be Among the First Few to Ride Japan’s Newest Bullet Train? Here’s How!

Did you know that Japanese bullet trains (Shinkansen) go on trial runs before becoming fully operational? Usually, it takes a lot of time to develop a bullet train and there are a lot of demonstrations that include quality checks, speed tests, and more. What if someone gave you an opportunity to participate in a maglev…

First Time in Tokyo? Here’s the Best Way to Get Around Without Getting Lost!

One primary thing to consider when traveling to another country is the mode of transportation that you’ll be using while touring around. The train is probably the most commonly used transportation in Japan, but it isn’t recommended for those who are new to the place and don’t want to get lost. If you happen to…

What Shocking Thing Did This Japanese Train Company Do and Why Did It Apologize?

Japan is recognized for many things around the world, and one of these things is trains running on time. In a world where many countries struggle with aging transport systems and consistent delays and complaints, Japan is famed for having high-quality trains and punctual services. The latest news, then, of a train company in Japan…
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