For those that have never had the pleasure of visiting Japan, they may not know what to expect when it comes to transport and accommodation. Two essential commodities for any visitor to a foreign country. Many are under the misconception that both are very difficult to deal with, when it comes to Japan, which could not be further from the truth.
There are some options for travelling around the country, such as public transport and car rental.
- Public Transport: A lot of people tend to shun public transport because they feel it is too crowded and time-consuming. Japan is one of those regions where public transport provides a pleasurable experience. It is state of the art. What is going to be needed is a Japan Rail Pass (JRP) It is for convenience and allows one to travel wherever the rail system exists.
The thing to remember is to obtain one of these before leaving home. They are easily purchased online. If you are only going to be visiting one city within the country, then an investment in a JRP will not be worth it.
As with any large metropolitan area rush hour can be extremely busy, so planning when to use the public system will be beneficial. Something of interest too is that on some of the train’s passenger cars there are women-only passenger hours restricted to women only during specific hours.
Just as the transport system is impressive in Japan, so are the choices of accommodation. Some of which are very impressive and exciting. Some of the choices are:
• A Ryokan: This is a traditional Japanese inn
• Five-star hotels
• Budget hotels
• Air BNB
Along with a few others. Prices can vary significantly, so it is a good idea to book accommodation before arriving.