Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. Trains are a very convenient way for visitors, especially in conjunction with the Japan Rail Pass. For Train Otakus, visit the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, the Railway Museum of Central Japan Railways (JR Central).
Formerly known as JR Kanto Area Pass, the JR Tokyo Wide Pass is a discounted pass for exclusive use by non-Japanese passport holders. The pass can be used to travel Tokyo and Kanto area. It provides unlimited travel on JR trains, including Shinkansen (the bullet train) and limited express train!