Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Japan is a stratovolcano archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area.
Japan’s population of 126 million is the world’s tenth largest. The greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the world’s largest metropolitan area, with over 30 million residents.
“How to travel Japan?”
All the major cities offer a wide variety of public transport. Almost every Japanese city has an extensive bus service, but it’s usually the most difficult public-transport system for foreign travelers to use. Destinations and stops are often written only in Japanese.
Taxis are convenient and can be found even in very small cities and on tiny islands: the train stations are the best place to look. Fares are fairly uniform throughout the country. Flag fall is about $6 for the first 2km, after which it’s around $1 for each 350m.
Don’t open the door to get into a taxi; the driver does that with a remote release. The driver will also shut the door when you leave the taxi. Communication can be a problem with taxi driver. Tipping is not necessary. A 20% surcharge is added after 11pm.
Several cities, especially Osaka and Tokyo, have mass-transit rail system comprising a loop line around the city centre and radial lines into the central stations and the subway system. Subway system operates in Fukuoka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo and Yokohama. They are usually the fastest and most convenient way to get around the city.
Many cities have tram lines, in particular, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Kagoshima on Kyushu, Hiroshima on Honshu, Kochi and Matsuyama on Shikoku, and Hakodate on Hokkaido. There are excellent ways of getting around as they combine many
of the advantages of bus travel.
If you have too much luggage to carry comfortably or just can’t be bothered, you can do what many Japanese travelers do. We can send it to your net stop by express-shipping companies. Overnight service is the norm. Simply pack
your luggage and take it to your private travel concierge who will do the paper work and arrange for pick-up.
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