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Transportation – Transportation to Japan: Types of transport in Japan, urban, Maritime, water, rail. The development of transport in Japan


Japan is one of the most developed transport systems. In the development of this system, the government invests a lot of money. In the country drive on the left. In the country several dozens of railway companies compete with each other. Almost all cities are connected by lines around the country 250 high-speed trains. The movement on the route occurs with high accuracy. Therefore, railway transport in the country is the main means of transportation of residents and guests of the country. Train service is not only public but also private companies. The country has a total 23670 km of railway lines. All trains in the country are equipped with machines for coffee, soft armchairs. In trains there is a toilet, telephone. The display of information presented not only in Japanese but also in English.

Road transport in Japan

In Japan totals 1 152 207 km of roads. The number of highways – 6 km 114 Just under 300 thousand km do not have special coatings. The country provides high-speed, divided, and toll roads. The number of bus transportation in the country quite extensively. Moreover, this type of transport has a low rates, and it provides services not only in the daytime, but at night. But compared to trains, to travel by bus need to have more time.

Air transport Japan

Japan has a large number of airports. Narita, Chubu Centrair, Kansai international are the main airports of the country. The main domestic hub is Tokyo airport. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines are the main carriers of the country. But there are plenty of companies that perform a large number of flights. All domestic flights in Japan are heavily regulated by the government. Most large companies there are several air routes. The cost of the flight on the plane is defined by the government. But now airlines can set fares. If the fare will be very high, the government can set its own rates.

Water transport in Japan

Water routes Japan account for 1770 km, and In all the coasts you can see the Japanese Maritime court. The status of important marine ports are 22 city-port: Hiroshima, Kobe, Chiba, Himeji, Tokyo and others. Ferries link the island with its small Islands. International passenger routes is planned in many countries, including South Korea, Russia, China, Taiwan. Through the construction of bridges in coastal zones number of coastal ferries have declined.

Within the city you can use taxi service. But it has its own feature. If the car burns the green light, it means that she’s busy. Well, red means that the machine is free. If the car is moving on a phone call, then it is burning yellow. In that case, if the passenger will lose in the taxi any personal thing, it can get it for 100% compensation.