Getting Around Japan: Personal Driver or Public Transport?

Getting Around Japan: Personal Driver or Public Transport?


Get around in Japan by train, bus, ferry, private car, or the shinkansen (bullet train). What sets Japan apart is not just the punctuality of its transportation but also the tons of options available, ensuring seamless journeys from point A to B, and beyond.

In our curated tours, we aspire to showcase lesser-known yet equally charming areas of Japan to visitors. While we love the big cities (we are based in one; Osaka!) , we are fervent believers in the hidden gems nestled in quieter areas. Our tours will always come with a guide or personal driver. Don’t worry about language or navigation. Sit back, relax, and focus on creating magical memories.

But we can’t deny you the satisfaction of zooming through the countryside via the bullet train, or experiencing first-hand the efficient rail system here. Our tours are customizable so that whether you want to adventure the rails yourself, or a seamless transit experience, it is entirely up to you!

Inspired to take a trip to Japan? We will make it happen. 

Here are a few different travel options in Japan:


Offering swift transit between major cities, this sleek mode of travel provides not only a thrilling ride but also a chance to catch breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji on clear days. Embrace the fun of ordering eki-ben (a lunch boxed lunch for the shinkansen ride), as you zip towards your destination.


Embark on a journey through Japan's extensive rail network, connecting urban centers with picturesque mountain ranges and serene valleys.  Travel the country with ease, as trains offer unparalleled access to both cosmopolitan hubs and hidden rural treasures.


Explore Japan's myriad islands, including the famed art islands, via its extensive ferry services. Sail across blue waters to reach these destinations, each offering a distinct cultural and natural charm waiting to be discovered.


Opt for the cost-effective and convenient bus transportation, ideal for moving through cities and countryside alike. Enjoy the added bonus of a free city tour as you await arrival at your next destination, making the most of your time while immersing yourself in the local sights and sounds. This is likely the best option if you are an avid hiker too, getting you to the difficult-to-reach trailheads.

Personal Driver:

Indulge in the ultimate convenience and comfort of a personal diver, ensuring hassle-free travel to both popular attractions and off-the-beaten-path areas. Maximize your exploration time, as you're swiftly whisked away to lesser-known areas, allowing for a deeper immersion into Japan's rich tapestry of culture and scenery.

 Drafting of the transportations descriptions was crafted with assistance from GPT-3, OpenAI's large-scale language-generation model. While GPT-3 generated draft language, we reviewed, edited, and revised the content to align to our preferences and take responsibility for the content.