Japan Info : Japan Transportation ~ Trains And Subway

JM KE JAPAN

Hi there. As promised. Seperti yang dijanjikan entri kali ini semuanya tentang transportation di Jepun terutamanya JR Pass dan bagaimana menggunakannya. Dalam entri sebelumnya, DI SINI saya telah terangkan tentang JR Pass.

Bah… saya tahu bikin malas buat ini kerja so saya bantu sekadar yang mampu. Perkongsian dari carian saya di alam maya.

First tentang JR Pass yang menakutkan (Expensive). Should we buy it?

Hi… handsome tak saya? hihihi…nak cerita sikit tentang JR Pass ya.
Kelayakan Membeli JR Pass

Kemudahan untuk pelancong sahaja atau yang memenuhi syarat di atas. Penduduk Jepun yang tinggal di negara itu tidak layak membeli. Jika anda berminat membeli dari Malaysia JR Pass Travel Agent In Kuala Lumpur
You can buy it online here.
I purchased my JR Pass at:
Japan Travel Bureau (M) Sdn Bhd16th Floor, Amoda Building,
Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,Wilayah Persekutuan.
Phone: 03-2141 6866

Business hours: Mon- Fri 9am – 5.30pm , Sat: 9am – 12.30pm, Closed on Sunday and public holiday.It is very simple: just walk in to the office (Opposite Times square and behind Lowyat) along with your passport (a must) and tell them you would like to buy the JR Pass. Paying with cash is better as they charge 5% for card transaction no matter if credit or debit.

Salah satu sebab utama turis beli JR Pass kerana boleh guna Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) ke mana-mana. Jimat kos


Boleh check jadual perjalan guna aplikasi Hyperdia
Ini lah rupa JR Pass yang anda beli. Dinamakan Exchange Order.
Sampai Japan baru tukar ke real JR Pass

Anda boleh tukar JR Exchange Order di airport atau mana-mana station JR di Japan. Jika anda tidak menggunakannya immediately lebih baik tukar setelah anda sampai di Tokyo or di mana anda berada untuk elakkan berbaris panjang di kaunter airport.


PALING PENTING ADA PASSPORT
IKUT SAYA TUKAR DAN AKTIFKAN EXCHANGE VOUCHER NI
BELUM TUKAR DAN ACTIVATE TAK BOLEH GUNA

JOM CARI JR AGENCY TERDEKAT

SEPERTI BIASA ISI BORANG

PERINGATAN: SEMASA BELI EXCHANGE ORDER TU PASTIKAN SEMUA MAKLUMAT
MESTI | WAJIB SAMA DENGAN APA YANG TERTERA DI PASSPORT. JIKA ADA
BIN/BINTI TULIS SEBAGAI MIDDLE NAME. KESILAPAN WALAU SEBIJI HURUF PUN
AKAN MENYEBABKAN VOUCHER ANDA TIDAK DITERIMA. NO REFUND.

SETELAH SELESAI ISI BORANG SERAHKAN SEMUA DOKUMEN KEPADA
PETUGAS DI KAUNTER



Sambil tersenyum sapalah ~ no harm to be nice

Konnichiwa ~ Hello / Good Day
Ohayō gozaimasu ~ Good Morning
Konbanwa ~ Good Evening
Oyasuminasai ~ Good Night
Arigatō gozaimasu (pron. gozaimas) ~ Thank You!

SEBELUM KELUAR CHECK MAKLUMAT

Nak Buat Seat Reservation tak? Of course lah kan..supaya selesa dalam train. Dengan Jr Pass ianya percuma. Kalau nak nampak gunung Fuji ambil seat window sebelah kiri train.

Bagaimana? Biar abang ni ajar.
BERIKAN TARIKH DAN MASA ANDA BERTOLAK. TRAIN APA
BIASANYA HIKARI ATAUPUN KODAMA

CHECKLIST TIME TABLE BOLEH CHECK DI HYPERDIA

JOM BELAJAR BAHASA JEPUN ~ THANKS ME WITH SHARING THIS ARTICLE 😛

Contoh Reserved Seat.

Maksudnya~

DARI NAGOYA KE SHIN KOBE DENGAN TRAIN HIKARI 461. BERTOLAK DARI NAGOYA JAM 9:10 DAN SAMPAI DI SHIN-KOBE 10:18. CAR NO 8 SEAT 12-B.

CARI LAH MAKLUMAT TRAIN ANDA DI BILLBOARD INI YA

STESEN2 YANG AKAN SINGGAH DISPLAY DI SINI

Pemegang JR Pass tak boleh lalu auto gate. Masuk ke laluan yang ada jaga tu.

Hi….dia lagi hihihi….

Tak apa…just board to the next available train for free

Is It Worth The Cost ~ An Opinian ~ Depend. If you had the time you can take a cheaper alternative.
Narita – Tokyo – Narita Shuttle Bus For JPY1000/pax


These are very useful video to watch before you leave for Japan. Harap dapat membantu memudahkan persediaan kalian ke Japan ya. Yang penting buat sedikit home work jangan nanti terkapai-kapai di negara orang yang ada komunikasi barrier.


Jika kalian sabar menonton Youtube ini, in 5 minute kalian pasti lebih yakin bila ke Japan.

HOW TO BUY TICKET FOR TRAIN OR SUBWAY USING MACHINE 
(BAGAIMANA NAK BELI TICKET TRAIN DAN SUBWAY DARI MESIN)
  • Rule number one ~ you must know your destination.
Check Your Route Here

  • Check how much it cost to go there from your intended departure station. This is important later on.
Fares ~ Depending on which station you will depart


Let say you going to Umeda. It show here that it will cost JPY270 from where  you are now. 
Take NOTE.
  • Then purchase your ticket from the machine. Some machine display Japanese and English. But sometimes only in Japanese. What to do? Super easy. Remember what I told you earlier? Remember the name of the station or how much is the fare.
OMG… No English Machine? What I Gonna Do?
Panic Strike!!!
  • No worry!. Just insert your money  then wait
No need to understand the words. Just concentrate on the number. You already know the fare to Umeda right?

Just press the amount that you needed to pay. In this case 270

Tadaaaaaaaa… now you get your ticket without knowing Japanese language.lol
  • If you are in hurry or did not know the right fare to the station you are heading to -no worry ~ just buy the cheapest fare available / display. When you reach your destination ( you won’t be able to get through the automatic gate) ~ Don’t panic…be cool..or pretend to be..all you need to do is to insert your original ticket adjusment ticket machine (adjustment fare machine next to the gate). It will show on screen how much different you have to pay. Done.
The Fare Adjustment Machine

Insert Your Tix..Pay The Different and take out ~ Ready to use

The Amount You have To Pay More
Now you can go out.

Okay dulu untuk kali ini. Kalau saya rajin saya sambung lagi ya.

Sayonara!

JM.

Sambungan
TIPS

JR Yamanote Line Free with JR Pass.

The best way to experiance Tokyo if you are first timer. just board the train with your JR Pass. It will come full circle…. makan angin dulu.

The Yamanote Line (山手線, Yamanote-sen) is Tokyo‘s most important train line. It is a circular line which connects Tokyo’s major city centers. A trip around the whole circle takes approximately one hour.

Even though a single train on the Yamanote Line is roughly 200 meters long, there are departures about every two to four minutes in each direction.

All About Shinkansen The Bullet Trains the fastest way to navigate around Japan.

Guide To Japan Train Tickets
How To Travel From Tokyo To Osaka Osaka has two major city centers and four major train stations. The two city centers are nicknamed Kita (“North”) around Osaka/Umeda Station and Minami (“South”) around Namba Station. While Kita is a large shopping and business area, Minami is Osaka’s most famous entertainment district.

JR Osaka Station is located in the center of the Kita district. Two other railway companies and three subway lines have their own stations in the vicinity of JR Osaka Station, however, these stations are named Umeda Station rather than Osaka Station. The shinkansen trains stop not at Osaka Station, but at Shin-Osaka Station, one station north of Osaka Station by JR train.

In the Namba area (Minami), three railway companies (JR, Nankai and Kintetsu) and three subway lines have their separate stations, all named Namba Station. The fourth of Osaka’s major railway stations is Tennoji Station in the southeast of central Osaka. It is served by JR, Kintetsu Railways, the Hankai Tramway and two subway lines.


The city of Osaka is served by over seven different railway and subway companies. Most relevant to foreign visitors of Osaka are the subway lines and the lines operated by JR West. The lines operated by the other private railway companies are useful for accessing neighboring cities and regions.
  • JR West operates a dense network of local train lines in the Osaka area. The most prominent line is the Osaka Loop Line, the equivalent to Tokyo’s Yamanote Line. JR also operates lines to the Kansai AirportKobeKyotoNara and to the Universal Studios. The shinkansen (bullet trains) stop at Shin-Osaka Station.
  • Subways are often the most convenient means of getting around central Osaka. The city has eight subway lines that cover especially the area inside the Osaka Loop Line. The subway offers the quickest connection between Osaka’s two main districts Kita and Minami and is of great value to foreign visitors in general.
  • Nankai Railway connects Namba to Kansai Airport, Wakayama and Mount Koya (Koyasan).
  • Hankyu Railway connects Umeda Station with northern Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto.
  • Kintetsu Railway connects Osaka with many destinations in the southern Kansai Region, including NaraKyotoAsukaYoshinoIse and Nagoya. Lines start at Namba (Osaka-Namba Station), Tennoji (Osaka-Abenobashi Station) and Nagata Station.
  • Hanshin Railway connects Osaka with Kobe. The lines start at Umeda and Namba Stations.
  • Keihan Railway connects central Osaka with central Kyoto and Uji. The lines start at Yodoyabashi and Nakanoshima Stations.

Special Tickets

See also our separate page about the various passes available for the Greater Osaka Region.
The prepaid IC card available in Osaka is called Icoca. It does not give you any discounts over regular tickets, but it makes the process of taking trains easier, as you do not always need to buy a ticket before riding a train. Icoca cards can be purchased through ticket machines at JR stations. Local non-JR railway companies offer their own IC card called Pitapa; however, Pitapa is a postpaid card that works more like a credit card and is targeted at residents rather than tourists.
Icoca and Pitapa can be used on most trains and buses in the Greater Osaka region (and many other major cities in Japan). Additionally, eight other IC cards from other major cities of Japan can also be used on the trains and buses of Greater Osaka, including Suica, Pasmo, Kitaca, Toica, Manaca, Sugoca, Nimoca and Hayakaken.
The Kansai One Pass is a special version of Icoca exclusively for foreign tourists that additionally qualifies for discounts at various attractions in the Kansai Region. It is available on a trial basis from April 8, 2016 to March 31, 2017 at Kansai Airport and major railway stations in the Kansai Region.
Furthermore, the following one day passes are available for the Osaka area:
  • Osaka Amazing Pass (1-day: 2300 yen, 2-days: 3000 yen) 
    The Osaka Amazing Pass (formerly: Osaka Unlimited Pass) provides unlimited use of subways and city buses within Osaka City on one or two consecutive calendar days, plus free admission to many of Osaka’s popular tourist attractions such as Osaka Castle and the Umeda Sky Building. The one-day pass additionally covers non-JR trains in central Osaka. Sales locations include tourist information centers and travel agencies. The pass is a very good deal if visiting several of the tourist attractions covered.
  • Osaka One-Day Pass (800 yen on weekdays, 600 yen on weekends and public holidays) 
    Unlimited use of subways, city buses and the New Tram (but excluding the OTS Line) on one calendar day. The pass also provides discounts on admission to designated sightseeing spots. It can be purchased at subway stations and kiosks. The pass is a good value and easily pays off, especially on weekends and if visiting spots with discounted admission.
…tbc again

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