In our trip to Japan about three months ago, we learned quite a few things about taking their public transportation system. Sure we struggled with the Japanese language and script, but somehow we managed to get by. Yet in the end, we saved quite a bit of money and we were able to see both the urban and rural attractions (namely the temples and waterfalls, respectively). So we ended up with a pretty memorable trip that was uniquely ours, and all of this was made possible because of Japan's public transportation system that's second to none!
So we decided to write up a web page pulling from our experiences and lessons learned, and here's what we came up with.