Keep in mind, however, that the JR Group controls more than 20,135 km of railway lines in Japan, a much larger number, and you can use the JR Pass on most journeys.
Types of trains in Japan
Below, we explain in detail the different types of intercity and suburban trains in Japan.
Shinkansen (Super Express)
Also known as bullet trains , they represent the fastest method of transportation in Japan . Also, they have very few stops compared to fast or local trains.
The Shinkansen go through separate tracks and platforms , since its track width is different from the rest due to its high speed and its design.
Limited Express Trains There are more than 100 different types of limited express trains
When traveling on any of the bullet trains it is necessary Whatsapp Mobile Number List to pay the super express fee. The price ranges from 800 to 8,000 yen, depending on the destination.
Note : Shinkansen bullet trains are included in the Japan Rail Pass *, so those traveling with a JR Pass do not have to make any additional payment when using these trains within the validity period of the pass.
These only go to the main stations in Japan. Similar to the Shinkansen, the limited express trains require the payment of an additional fee.
The Japan Rail Pass covers some of these trains, but not all of them. The extra cost can vary between 400 and 4000 yen.
Many of the Japanese express trains have stopped running and have been upgraded to limited express or downgraded to fast trains.
The JR Group runs the current express trains, which means those traveling with
A Japan Rail Pass can use them for free. Other UK Cell Number passengers will be charged an additional fee.
Fortunately, passengers won’t have to pay any extra fees when taking a fast train.
A trip on this train costs the same as one on a local train. The only difference, compared to local trains, is that fast trains skip a few stops .
To make a journey on a local train you will need to buy a standard train ticket , without having to pay any additional fee.
Local trains run from point A to point B or run on loop lines (such as Tokyo’s Yamanote Line ), stopping at all stations.