March 17, 2013
Japanese Public Transportation Options
In addition, the main cities in Japan also have bus routes which offer a way to get somewhere after getting off a train or riding the subway. If you’re a tourist, it might be a bit disconcerting to note that not that many signs are in English. But that doesn’t mean that riding a bus needs to be difficult or impossible. Once you get inside the bus, look for a machine which dispenses tickets. Compare the number on your ticket with the number displayed on a sign above the driver. The sign will show the cost that needs to be paid to get off at the next stop. Press one of the buttons located on the bus wall to signal a stop. Before you get off the bus, pay for the ride by placing the ticket and fare in the container close to the driver.