Transportation

Transportation

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Various Forms of Transportation

Whether it be traveling to Japan from abroad, from prefecture to prefecture, or just within the city, transportation plays a big role in everyone's daily lives. Japan has two major Japanese airlines and several international airports you can fly into. Upon arrival, you can decide to rent a car, travel by taxi, or use public transportation in the forms of buses, trains, and bullet trains. Being a large island itself, Japan has many ferries as well, easing travelling to and from the islands.

Airplane in Japan

Airplane

Airplane

The major airline companies in Japan are Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Narita Int'l Airport (NRT)

Narita Int'l Airport (NRT)

International Air Traffic and The Arrival Point of a Majority of Foreign Visitors

Haneda Int'l Airport (HND)

Haneda Int'l Airport (HND)

Handles 65 million passengers a year and very convenient location to any other places in Tokyo

Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX)

Kansai Int'l Airport (KIX)

Japan's second most important international airport on a man-made island

Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) - Itami Airport

Osaka Int'l Airport (ITM) - Itami Airport

Formally known as Osaka International Airport

Vehicle in Japan

Car

Car

Even with spectacular public transportation, cars become necessary in the daily lives of people living in the outskirts of major cities.

Taxi

Taxi

Although comparatively higher in price than trains or buses, taxis nonetheless are the most convenient means of transportation in urban areas.

Bus

Bus

Buses in Japan serve purposes of local transportation, long distance, and sightseeing.

Train in Japan

Train / Railway

Train / Railway

The massive railway network is developed throughout Japan.

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

Shinkansen - Fastest Safest Train

Ship in Japan

Ferry

Ferry

Ferries play an important role in transportation, tourism, and distribution of goods in Japan.

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