The Trains In Japan Are Absolutely Amazing

People in the US always ask me if I have a car and driver’s license in Japan.  How do I explain to them that you don’t need it?  And that it would only be an extra expense?  (The parking space at your apartment might cost as much as your rent!)

It’s strange to say this, but I realized on a trip back home recently that the trains were one of the things I missed about Japan.  I’m not a train nerd or anything like that; I guess I’ve just gotten attached to riding them.  There are several reasons why I think the trains in Japan are awesome. Continue reading