July 13, 2011
(Japan) Traveling In Japan Made Easy
There are 'Shinkansen' aka bullet train, 'Chikatetsu' aka subway & 'Densha' aka the normal train. If you're lost, use this words and people will instantly understand and they can help you to reach the train station easier. Now I will show you how to check for the train schedules by using this online service.
Meet Hiperdia. An online timetable for trains in Japan. What you have to do is just select the departure station and arrival station. Then fill up the date and time. You can also choose up to maximum 5 route suggestions. The system will gives you recommendations completes with time, estimated time, the name of stations, distances, fare and so on.
Below are the classic version that I used to. Looks very simple but very informative.
And this is the new version. The new interface is very pleasant to use. Try it!
Available on iPhone, iPad and Android too.