F.A.Q. – Japan

FAQ – Japan

The frequently asked questions about Japan.

Should I make hotel reservations?
YES! In Japan efficient planning and good services are highly valuated. The hotel owners do like to be prepared to offer their best services to their guests. When you show up at 5:00pm asking for a room, you might be disappointed because a lack of rooms and the hotel owner will be disappointed too because he cannot help you out.
Should I make inter city bus/coach reservations?
Mostly YES! In Japan efficient planning and good services are highly valuated. The bus companies do like to be prepared to offer their best services to their passengers. To prevent any discomfort, inform at the ticket office or a nearby Tourist Information Center if any reservation is needed.
Should I make reservations for Shinkansen?
YES! In Japan efficient planning and good services are highly valuated. Trains in Japan run on time. Get your shinkansen ticket at least 24hrs ahead at the ticket office in the station. On the platform make sure where your queue to wait is situated. Each queue has an electronic display to tell you in Japanese and English language the train and wagon number. When the train arrives you will be amazed how precisely the doors of the wagons are positioned nearby the queues. Let passengers come out first before you step in quickly.
Should I make reservations for inter city trains?
Mostly YES! In Japan efficient planning and good services are highly valuated. Trains in Japan run on time. To prevent any discomfort, inform at the ticket office or a nearby Tourist Information Center if any reservation is needed
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