Do you know how to get a Japanese local train? Pass? Tickets?

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There are many historical and attractive sightseeing spots in the Japanese regions. We recommend that you take a train to visit them. But an and local train rides may differ. This time, I will introduce a method for the comfortable use of Japanese trains.

Japanese Local Train System,

There are many trains called “One-Man Trains” in rural areas. “One-man train” is a train that is driven by one driver without a conductor. The driver also serves as the conductor’s duties, such as fare collection and safety confirmation at departure.

How to get the Japanese Train “One-Man Train”, Cost? Ticket?


I will introduce how to get on a one-man train. First, Wait for the train in front of the platform. When the train arrives, press the button next to the door. Get on and take a numbered ticket in the car. Next is how to get off. If you do not have a ticket, check the fare in the fare table at the top of the farebox. Place the numbered ticket and ticket or fare in the farebox. Press “Open” on the door button behind the driver’s seat. What you want to be careful about when getting off is that you can change the amount of money in the car up to 1,000 yen. I was in trouble because I didn’t have any change. Let’s check before getting on.

Japan Local Train Schedule? App?


Unlike local cities, local trains have a small number of trains, so you have to check and use the timetable. Therefore, we will introduce a useful app that will guide you to train time and transfer.

NAVITIME for Japan Travel and Japan Rail Pass

For foreign tourists visiting Japan, search for routes that combine walking, train, and bus (also supports “JAPAN RAIL PASS” and “Station numbering”), free Wi-Fi, and offline search for major tourist spots. It provides functions and tourist guide articles. The download is free. Please refer to this app when you visit Japan!

Let’s get a Japan Travel Train!


This time, we introduced how to ride local trains and reliable apps. From local trains in Japan, you can spend a great time watching the idyllic scenery. Why don’t you take various trains and travel around Japan?

Written by Hanzawa Narumi


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