"Riding JR trains without JR PASS 1" Top 5 Page for this destination Japan Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Pixiekatten
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Japan Rail is great. If you have the JR PASS, if not travelling on trains can end up extremely expensive. I had never reflected on this until my last day since I had my passes. But I read that a trainticket from Kyoto to Kansai Airport was going to be about 900yen with a private railcompany. However I was already standing on Kyoto station, in a que for a ticket when I realised I was quing for JR tickets. Well, I thought, surely the difference could be that big.
But it was. I paid 1800yen. And then I got on an expresstrain by mistake and had to pay the conductor another 1100yen! As you can see the difference is HUGE!
Here's some private rail companies:
Tobu (approx. 460 km)
Tobu operates an extensive network of railway lines into the suburbs and prefectures north of Tokyo. Interest for Tourists: Access to Nikko.
Odakyu (approx. 120 km)
Odakyu operates three lines from central Tokyo to western Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. Interest for tourists: Access to Hakone.
Tokyu (approx. 100 km)
Tokyu operates a network of two main lines and several shorter lines in the south of Tokyo. Interest for tourists: Access to Yokohama.
Keisei (approx. 100 km)
Keisei operates a main line and several branch lines from Tokyo to Chiba Prefecture. Interest for tourists: Access to Narita Airport.
Seibu (approx. 180 km)
Seibu operates a network of suburban railway lines west of central Tokyo.
Keikyu (approx. 90 km)
Keikyu connects Tokyo with Yokohama and southern Kanagawa Prefecture. Interest for tourists: Access to Haneda Airport.
Keio operates a network of railway lines west of central Tokyo. Interest for tourists: Access to Takaosan.
Meitetsu operates an extensive railway network around Nagoya. Interest for tourists: Access to Inuyama and Central Japan Airport.
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