Otaru > Access

Back to the main article   ・By plane and train You can reach Otaru by train through Sapporo, if you land at New Chitose Airport (direct service available, in less thar 90 minutes). Then you can get to the canal area by taxi or bus from Otaru Station, but also walking there is a reasonable option. ・Bu sea Otaru Port is reachable by ferry from Niigata and Maizuru (in Kyōto Prefecture), both in the island of Honshū. You can enjoy Hokkaidō by car or motorbike. Many choose the motorbike in the summer. A bus-line links Otaru’s port to Otaru Station. You can reach the station also by taking a train at Otaru- Chikkō Station, located at walking distance from the ferry terminal.

Ishigaki > Access

Back to the main article To Ishigaki! As Ishigaki is very far from the mainland, 99% of visitors reach this paradise by plane. Many flights connect Ishigaki to Okinawa’s main city Naha everyday, but you can come directly from Tōkyō Haneda and Ōsaka Itami airports. From Tōkyō the journey takes about 2 hours and …

Saitama Railway Museum > Access

Go back to the main article   [mappress mapid=”51″]   The museum is a few minutes from Ōmiya Station, in Saitama Prefecture. This is easily reachable from Tōkyō by using the Keihin-Tōhoku, Saikyō, Shōnan-Shinjuku, Takasaki-Utsunomiya lines. For those coming from the Tōhoku region by Shinkansen, Ōmiya is on the way …

Inuyama > Access

Go back to the main article   [mappress mapid=”52″]   From Nagoya there are many ways to get to Inuyama, in the northern part of Aichi Prefecture. Nagoya is quickly reachable from Tōkyō or Ōsaka by Shinkansen. From here you have to enter the underground station of Meitetsu-Nagoya Station, and …

Kanazawa > Access

Back to the main article   [mappress mapid=”40″]   ・By train From March 2015, thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen extension, it’s possible to reach Kanazawa from Tōkyō in about 2 hours and a half. On this line, you can take the new Shinkansen E7/W7 series, with charging plugs located by each …

Hiraizumi > Access

Back to the main article [mappress mapid=”32″] To reach Hiraizumi from any area of Japan you have to get to Iwate Prefecture first. By train To access Hiraizumi from Tōhoku region or Tōkyō, you must head to Ichinoseki Station by Shinkansen. The journey takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes. If …

Kiyomizu-dera > Access

Back to the main article [mappress mapid=”72″] Kiyomizu-dera is one of Japan’s most visited spots, it is easily reachable, also because of its position. The first step is, of course, getting to Kyōto. If you come from Tōkyō or Hiroshima, the Shinkansen is probably the best choice. If you’re located in  Ōsaka or …

Okayama > Access

 Back to the main article   [mappress mapid=”38″]   ・By train Okayama is served by the San’yō Shinkansen high speed train, and so easily reachable from almost everywhere in Japan (at least, from Tokyo westwards). Let’s see the needed travel time and the price from the main Japanese cities: ★ From/to …

Komoro – Access

Back to the main article [mappress mapid=”71″] Komoro is located in southern Nagano Prefecture: it is therefore easily reachable from the Kantō region! From Tōkyō, Saitama, Gunma and Nagano, Nagano Shinkansen carries you to Sakudaira Station. Take the Koumi line and get off at the final stop, Komoro Station. From …