Japan has an excellent public transport system. Whether you are travelling by Shinkansen (high speed bullet train), express train, subway, local bus, ferry, or taxi, you will always enjoy comfort, safety and reliability from one destination to the other. The Japanese train system is famous worldwide for its punctuality with often less than a minute’s delay recognized as a serious problem and warranting a humbled apology.
One of the most advanced high speed railway systems in Japan is the Shinkansen, also known as the “Bullet Train”. This network presently links most major cities, and has been in operation since 1964 without any fatal accidents.
Signage and announcements in the main transport system, such as the Shinkansen and express trains, as well as subway and bus networks in the major cities are also available in English.