The sun rises, making it a great start of the day. You want to go to places in this foreign country. So what would be the best mode of transportation to travel about in Japan?
The best mode of transportation to take if you are planning to travel far would be the train. The train system in Japan is one to be proud of, as they are very reliable on their timing. Some of the trains also stop along all the districts, making it extremely convenient for tourists. Timetables for train rides are also widely available everywhere like kiosks and bookstores, and they also come with practical information that you may need to know along the way.
Busses are available for short and long distance routes. They are one of the cheapest forms of transportation available, although they are slower than the train. However, because there are usually none or rarely any English signage available on buses, taking the bus can be a little intimidating for tourists. Be sure to understand some Japanese roads or ask around if you are unsure which bus to take.
Although the islands are connected through tunnels and roads, the smaller islands will require a different type of transportation. If you are planning to visit smaller islands, taking the ferry would be very suitable. Riding a ferry can be exciting, as you can enjoy the cool breeze and the pleasant surroundings along the way. With bigger ferries, you can enjoy the restaurants and public baths. If you are planning to travel a lot on the islands, you can bring along a bicycle. Ferries do allow bicycles to be brought along and are charged accordingly.
Last but not least, of course, you could also ride in a car. As some of the most popular brands of cars come from Japan itself, the Japanese cars are very reliable. Get a ride from a local you know, or carpool with a rented Japanese car, you can drive to nearby places while carrying your bulk of belongings with you. It is also a very convenient mode of transportation in rural areas. If you are planning to drive, you will require an international driving permit.