Transportation

Bus Stop in Aso-san Area

Mt Aso Ropeway Station

This location used to be the base of the ropeway (cable car) up to the Naka-dake crater. However, the ropeway ceased operation after the 2016 eruption, and there's no word on whether or when it will reopen. Conditio…
Scooter Hire in Ishigaki-jima

Gogoro Go Share

Ishigaki-only ride-share system using ecofriendly battery-powered scooters. See the website for full details.
Bicycle Rental in Ehime Prefecture

Sunrise Itoyama

At the base of the first bridge of the Shimanami Kaidō, Sunrise Itoyama is the most convenient starting point on the Shikoku side of the route. Everything is very well set up here. Rental bicycles (normal, tandem an…
Airport in Tokyo

Narita Airport

The excellent, modern Narita Airport is inconveniently located 66km east of Tokyo. There are three terminals (the new Terminal 3 handles low-cost carriers), all with tourist information centres.
Airport in Tokyo

Haneda Airport

Closer to central Tokyo than Narita Airport, Haneda Airport has two domestic terminals and one international terminal. There’s a Tourist Information Center in the international terminal, on the 2nd floor of the arri…
Bus in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Bus Pass

This ticket is available to tourists for unlimited travel by bus in Yamaguchi Prefecture, including Hagi's Circular Bus. It's excellent value if you plan on visiting other cities in the prefecture by bus. A one-way …
Boat in Tokyo

Tokyo Cruise

Tokyo Cruise water buses run up and down the Sumida-gawa (Sumida River), roughly twice an hour between 10am and 6pm, connecting Asakusa with Hama-rikyū Onshi-teien (¥980, 35 minutes) and Odaiba (¥1260, 70 minutes). …
Tickets in Matsue

Perfect Ticket

This excellent value three-day pass of unlimited travel within the Ensubu area (Izumo and Matsue in Shimane, and Sakaiminato in Tottori) includes the Ichibata train line; Matsue City buses and Lake Line bus; Izumo a…
Ferry in Beppu

Ferry Sunflower Kansai Kisen

The ferry makes an overnight run between Beppu and Osaka and Kōbe (one way/return ¥7900/15,500, 12 hours), stopping at Matsuyama (4½ hours). The evening boat departs between 6.45pm and 7.35pm to western Honshū and p…
Bicycle Rental in Sapporo

Porocle

Sapporo's flat grid is made for cycling. With a smartphone and a passport you can access the city's bike-share program, which has 30-plus kiosks around downtown. Sign up at the Hokkaidō-Sapporo Food & Tourist In…