Japan by Rail
Welcome to the website ...
... for the guidebook (and now also Kindle / ebook version) to discovering Japan by train. Japan by Rail tells you what you need to know to plan a trip to Japan including; details of the main rail passes (both JR and private), ideas about when to go and how much a trip might cost. The book also tells you what to see and do when you are there, as well as where to stay and eat. Most importantly, though, it tells you how to get around by train, particularly with a Japan Rail Pass.
The purpose of this website is to include more information than there is space for in the book, such as more Festivals and events and Itineraries. Also Scenic journeys, Highlights, a list of Japan's World Heritage Sites and details about some of the many Hot springs (onsen and rotemburo).
There is an Updates and news page and we will share feedback, so please send us anything you would like to say about your trip to Japan.
If you don't already have a copy of the book see About the book below for some technical details and to buy a copy click on the link!