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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide


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Automobile Manufacturing

The museums of automobile manufacturers introduce the history of the automobile and the manufacturing process, and are enjoyable for people of all ages. The next generation of safer, more environment-friendly automobiles are also on show, giving clues as to the society of the future.

Key to the listings:

Name of company
1. Address of factory
2. Access to factory
3. Hours open to visitors
4. How to apply
5. Where to apply
6. Time required for a factory tour
7. Availability of English-speaking personal
8. Restrictions to be observed at factories

Toyota Motor Corporation

1. Assembly Shop & Welding Shop: Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall:1, Toyota-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi.
2. 15 min. on foot from Mikawa-Toyota Sta. on Aichi Loop Railway.
3. 11:00-13:00, Monday through Friday. English-guided tour available. Tour starting time is subject to change.
4. First, apply by phone, then mail or fax your application.
5. Toyota Kaikan, Toyota Motor Corporation: 1, Toyota-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi. Tel. (0565)29-3355 (English spoken).
6. 2 hrs. 00 min. (If you wish to see the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall, please add 60 minutes to your intended visit time.)
7. English-speaking tour is available.
8. Taking photographs, recording videos, smoking, high-heeled shoes and sandals are prohibited. Children under the age of 3 cannot participate in the tour. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

1. Oppama Plant: 1 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa. Tel. (046)867-5013
2. 10 min. by bus or 20 min. by walk from Oppama Sta. on Keihin Kyuko Line.
3. Twice a day, Schedule changes depends on the season, Mon. through Fri..
4. Apply by Website (Japanese only).
5. Oppama Plant Guest Hall: 1 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa
Tel. (046)867-5013 for Japanese tour.
6. 1.5-2 hrs.
7. No English tour. Visitors are requested to accompany by Japanese speaking guide.
8. Taking photographs, smoking and high-heeled shoes are prohibited. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mazda Motor Corporation

1. 3-1, Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima.
2. 5-min. walk from JR Mukainada Sta.
3. English-tour: 10:00-11:30 on Mon. - Fri. once a day.
4. Apply by phone or email
5. Mazda Museum: 3-1, Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima. Tel. (082)252-5050 (English spoken) Email.
6. 1 hr. 30 min.
7. English-guided tour is available.
8. Taking photographs and smoking are prohibited.