In Japan, holidays by rail make an efficient and scenic way to explore the country, and all the islands are well served by local high-quality trains. You’ll be able to relax in your well-appointed seat and enjoy quality meals and excellent service—truly, why travel any other way?
Experience the bullet train
Snaking through Japan at speeds of 300 kilometres per hours, the Japanese Shinkansen, or bullet train, is the quickest and most efficient way to travel the country. It is so efficient, in fact, that its punctuality is world renowned, and a hold up of just five minutes results in passengers being given a ‘delay certificate’. Inside the trains, you’ll find spacious, comfortable and wonderfully quiet carriages (no one speaks noisily on their phones here), where you can sit back in your reclining seat and watch the cities and countryside glide effortlessly by.
Take advantage of a Japan Rail Pass
Linking the country’s main islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Hokkaido, train travel is popular for a reason—and a Japan Rail Pass gives you unlimited use of almost the entire Shinkansen and rail network. Your Wexas travel consultant will be happy to help you plan your itinerary from start to finish, or can walk you through the steps of reserving seats and tell you what trains we recommend, giving you the confidence to explore this incredible destination independently.
Relax with luxury train travel
If you would rather slow down the pace and swap the futuristic lightning speeds of the Shinkansen for the opulence of yesteryear, then the highly sought after Seven Stars train is just the ticket. Bedecked in beautifully carved wood, plush furnishings and with top-notch service on tap, this is one of the most memorable ways to see the volcanoes and hot springs of Kyushu.