By Bryan Baier
Kansai Airport to Nara and beyond by train or bus? An insider guide rating the different options based on speed, convenience, frequency and value.
By Bonson Lam
JR Tokyo Wide Pass gives you 3 days unlimited travel on JR trains in Tokyo and 10 neighboring prefectures for only ￥10,000
By Cathy Cawood
The Chiba Urban Monorail is a major source of transportation within Chiba Prefecture, and the Guinness Record holder as the longest suspended monorail in the world.
By Todd Wojnowski
Meet 'Love', the cat stationmaster at Ashinomaki Onsen Station, in Fukushima's Aizu-wakamatsu region. Love took on the honorary role at this small, rural station on the Aizu Line at the turn of 2016, replacing his predecessor 'Bus'.
By Tom Roseveare
In Matsuyama, be sure to ride the groaning 1950s trams and the puffing Botchan Train. Travel in retro style, if not the greatest comfort.
By Rod Walters
Ride the Toden Arakawa Line to find a slice of old Tokyo.
By Selena Hoy
Unlike the massive metropolises of Tokyo or Osaka, Sapporo has a lot more space, so much that you may be tempted to roll your yoga mat and try some downward dog on the subway after the rush hour. Of course, if you can’t get out to the mountains and are stuck in Sapporo, Central Sports offers the two week friends or tomo pass, giving access to hot yoga and swimming – perfect in any weather.
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