Those trains . . .

IMG_6367You can’t talk about Japan without talking about the trains. In many ways, the system is a microcosm of Japanese culture — technologically advanced, punctual, efficient, orderly, clean. We purchased a Japan Rail Pass, which provided access to a network of local, regional and the amazing Shinkansen “bullet” trains. We traveled by rail almost every day of our three-week trip. The efficiency of arriving just minutes before our train allowed us extra time to tour, sleep, eat, shop or whatever. For long trips, we reserved seats. There couldn’t have been a more convenient and reliable way to travel everywhere we needed to go in Japan.




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