Rail itineraries

Circular Explorer - Niigata and the Kansai Region

Here’s a travel route that will take you north from Tokyo to see the coastal beauty of Niigata before guiding you down to the cultural, history and food capitals of Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.

Northern Explorer: 7 Day Rail Itinerary of Tohoku and Hokkkaido

There's so much of Japan to explore, so before you take the well-trodden path of Tokyo to Kyoto, consider going north instead.