Maps and itineraries in Japan

Plan and choose your train itinerary using our interactive map of Japan's major cities. The Japan Experience Team has used and checked all these train routes.

Plan your itinerary

For detailed information on your itinerary, please choose a city as your point of departure and a destination city, using the drop-down menus above.

Discover all of our individual tours designed to work with the Japan Rail Pass.

Scenic routes

Thanks to the density of its network, the train in Japan sometimes offers exceptional views of beautiful landscapes by the sea or in the rugged mountains.

Here are a few unmissable scenic routes, made even better by the outward-facing side seats:

  • From Maibara to Nagoya on the Tokaido Line. An historic Japanese line through farmland and mountains.
  • From Hiroshima to Mihara on the Kure Line. On board a charming little panoramic tourist train, the 'Setouchi Marine View', along the coasts of the Inland Sea.
  • From Fukuoka to Nagasaki through Saga on the Nagasaki Line. On board the beautiful and comfortable 'Kamome' train through paddy fields, mountains and the Inland Sea bay in Kyushu.
  • From Kyoto to Takayama through Gifu. Picturesque line zig-zagging through the mountain valleys along the rushing River Kiso.