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Japan Great railway journeys

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Great railway journeys in Japan

Introduction

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.

 

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Our top itineraries for Japan Great railway journeys

Mt Fuji, Japan

Best of Japan

14-day tailor-made holiday from £5,575 pp incl. flights

With a host of included tours and a traditional ryokan stays, this is your chance to experience the best Japan has to offer as you explore the country's hi-tech cities, ancient temples and spectacular national parks.

Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

Summer in Hokkaido

16-day tailor-made holiday from £7,090 pp incl. flights

After experiencing city favourites, watch as summer’s warmth uncovers lavender fields and volcanoes resplendent in green coats as you stay in hot spring getaways

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