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Kyoto to Osaka (At least try once)

I paid 1420 yen for this ride and it took less than 15 minutes to reach my destination. The JR stations are always crowded with passengers at any time of the day. Most Japanese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I paid 1420 yen for this ride and it took less than 15 minutes to reach my destination. The JR stations are always crowded with passengers at any time of the day. Most Japanese travel by train because it is faster and it's very convenient, there's a train every 10- 15 minutes. Japanese Government doesn't encourage people to drive, petrol... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I love travelling on Japan's bullet trains - I consider it an attraction not just a form of transport and love looking out the windows at so many sights. Buy your JR pass (7 or 14 days) when you book your holiday to receive the discounted fare. Australians, if you fly with Japan Airlines you can buy the pass at... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Took the sakura train from Hakata to Kumamoto, it was my fabulous experience! I think its "a must do" if you ever travel to japan, it's clean, fast and excellent transportation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you're going to Japan, the Shinkansen (bullet train) is a must-do. It's incredibly smooth, quiet and efficient. Be sure to buy tickets in advance - from home. There are discounted packages for tourists but they are only available outside Japan. Check guidebooks for details.

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