One of the most useful (and most used) websites for me while living in Tokyo, Japan is Hyperdia, which is an online resource for train schedules. Since we don’t have a car, I use the train daily to commute to work and as well, and trains to travel around Japan.
It is simple to use, yet provides a lot of valuable information so you can plan your travel accordingly. First, you need to input the start and end station – just enter the first few letters of the stations. Click Search.
Next, select the date and time (either arrival or departure), select the station from the dropdown (if needed) and click the Start button.
The results will be presented on the next page, with potentially multiple route options. Select one or just scroll down.
The details of the route gives you times, stations (start, end and transfers) and fares.