Posted by: Teacher Peter | December 5, 2011

Our Trip to Japan: Shinkansen options

This website was very helpful in explaining the ins and outs of train travel in Japan. It even has links to a full color map of the entire shinkansen line:

http://www.seat61.com/Japan.htm#Train times

Japanican has a lot of good package deals. For example, if you bundle a hotel stay with a Shinkansen trip you can save up to 50 USD:

http://www.japanican.com/index.aspx

Of course, I referenced our good old friends at Agoda. We’ve been using this website since our first travels to the Philippines and China one year ago:

http://www.agoda.com/

Here are some other helpful links:

http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/transport.html

The Japan Rail Pass can be used for many modes of travel, not only Shinkansen:

http://www.japanrailpass.net/eng/en004.html

More info on fantastic Miyajima island:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1022438-d1161271-Reviews-Miyajima-Hatsukaichi_Hiroshima_Prefecture_Chugoku.html

 

More on Yamato museum:

http://www.yamato-museum.com/concept/pdf/ref09_3_eng.pdf

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