Is it true that trains are the most convenient way to travel in Japan?
Railway networks criss-cross throughout the nation.
Japan Railways (JR)?including the shinkansen lines?connect all major cities nationwide, while private railway companies operate in each region.
Large cities also have plenty of subway and monorail options.
JAPAN RAIL PASS is a very economical and convenient method of accessing unlimited travel on JR lines within Japan, including bullet trains with the exception of the Nozomi and Mizuho.