Terms of Service


The “Japan RAIL & TRAVEL” website is planned, produced and operated by KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA with planning cooperation provided by the six passenger railway companies under the JR Group. KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA is the publisher of Japanese magazines such as JR Jikokuhyo (JR TIME TABLES) and Tabi No Techo (a travel magazine).

KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA Official Website (Japanese only)


While KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA takes due care with respect the information featured on this website, it makes no guarantee whatsoever with respect to the completeness, accuracy, usefulness, safety, etc. of that information.
Please also note that KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA takes no responsibility for any damages that have arisen as a result of using and/or browsing this website.

All information featured on this website is solely that as of the date that the information in question was posted. As such, there may be cases when names, details or other portions of the information posted on this website are subsequently revised or eliminated without prior notice, or said information no longer reflects reality due to the passage of time.

Please note that information on this site may be altered or revised without notice, and that the operation of this website may be temporarily interrupted or suspended without notice.

Moreover, KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA cannot be held liable for any damages resulting from the alteration of information on this website or the interruption or suspension of its operation, regardless of what the reason may be.

Third-party websites that are linked from or link to this website are not under the administration of KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA.
Accordingly, KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA shall not be liable for trouble involving said third-party websites.

Additionally, KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA cannot be held liable for any damages resulting from websites pretending to be this website.

Regarding Copyrights

As a general rule, copyrights pertaining to contents on this website are the property of KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA.

The use of any photographs, company logos, images, text or other data, etc. featured on this website, including but not limited to their duplication, reuse, reprinting, electromagnetic processing, sending, distribution, secondary use and all other similar acts, is absolutely forbidden.

Regarding Advertising on This Website

Parties who are interested in featuring banners or other forms of advertising on this website are asked to contact KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA by email at the following address: japanrailandtravel@kotsu.co.jp

Regarding Links

No procedures, etc. are required in particular to establish links to this website on other websites. However, KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA asks that such links be configured so that they lead to the top page of this website (http://www.japanrailandtravel.com/).

Please note that KOTSU SHIMBUNSHA forbids the display of this website within frames on the link source website upon linking the two, as it may cause user misunderstanding with regards to the source from which information is being transmitted. Please ensure to configure links to this website in the manner required so that the website launches in a separate window.

Regarding Operating Environment

The use of MS Internet Explorer 10 or a higher version, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. is recommended when browsing this website.