Transportation Network in Japan


★  Transportation Network in Japan

I think transportation network is well-developed in Japan. Therefore, we can almost go anywhere we want all over Japan by car. In other words, there are a lot of well-maintained expressways, toll roads and open roads throughout Japan. Also, Japan has bridges which connect main islands except for Okinawa. For example, Seto Ohashi Bridge connects Honshu with Shikoku. Kanmon Bridge connects Honshu with Kyusyu. Tsugaru Kaikyo Bridge connects Honshu with Hokkaido. In addition, Tokyo Bay Aqua Line connects Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture with Kisarazu city, Chiba prefecture by traversing Tokyo bay. They are very convenient for us.

When it comes to public transportation, there are 97 airports in Japan. Ordinary trains and limited express trains are extensive. In addition, many people regard Shinkansen as the best train in the world because it is very fast, safe and always runs on time.

Buses such as express buses, midnight buses, scheduled buses and so on, or taxies are also extensive in Japan.

However, in fact, I feel there is not enough public transportation in the countryside as yet. My family almost always goes out by car because we feel a little bit inconvenient with public transportation in my town, when we want to go somewhere. It couldn’t be helped. Fortunately, I’ve loved driving without noticing, so I don’t feel any stress about driving at any time. Also, I often enjoy driving with my family around my town when we want to change our mood. By the way, in Japan, it is a rule that vehicles keep to the left side of the road and pedestrians to the right, so automobiles are right-hand drive.


Concerning Tsugaru Kaikyo Bridge, I realized that this is now under consideration. I aplogize to everyone for posting fake information.


★ 日本の交通網