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A bus (fixed-route bus) is very convenient as a means of transportation in the case of trips.

The transportation network of the bus develops very much in Japan.

But・・・,

“I don’t understand how to ride a bus!!”

Therefore, I use the taxi not a bus.

I guess there are many people who think so.

So, I summarized how to ride a japanese bus in this time.




Contents:

  1. The pattern of how to ride a japanese bus
  2. Entrance/Exit position
  3. Guide display board
  4. About the bus fare
  5. How to get on the bus (Postpaid)
  6. How to get on the bus (Prepaid)
  7. When you want to get off a bus
  8. How to get off the bus (Postpaid)
  9. How to get off the bus (Prepaid)

1.The pattern of how to ride a japanese bus

There are a lot of bus company in Japan.

How to get on a Japanese bus has five patterns as follows.

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“Rear side entrance / Front side exit” is mainstream in most areas of Japan.

However, “Front side entrance / Rear side exit” is mainstream in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Nagoya.

As trend,

Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Nagoya is ③ or ④ (Front side entrance / Rear side exit).

Osaka, Kyoto and other areas are ① or ② (Rear side entrance / Front side exit).

Snowy districts such as Tohoku region is ⑤ (Front side entrance / Front side exit).

2.Entrance/Exit position

・Front side entrance / Rear side exit
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・Rear side entrance / Front side exit
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3.Guide display board

Guide display board of a bus is as follows.
(When you get on a bus, Bus No. is important.)
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4.About the bus fare

System of the bus fare has two patterns as follows.

①Flat-fare system

In the case of flat-fare system, a bus fare displayed in front of the bus is one type.
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②Mileage-fare system

In the case of mileage-fare system, plural fares are displayed in front of the bus. bus-10-1

You need to pay the fare of the number that is same as your adjustment ticket number.
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The means of payment of the bus fare are as follows.

①Cash (An adjustment ticket is necessary when you get off the bus)

②IC-card

③Magnetic bus card (An adjustment ticket is necessary when you get off the bus)

Attention;

You can not use the credit card.
You can not get the change when you pay in cash.
(Let’s change the money beforehand in the inside of the bus.)




5.How to get on the bus (Postpaid)

When you get on the bus, please take an adjustment ticket if you pay the bus fare in cash.
If you pay the bus fare in a Magnetic bus card or a IC-card, please touch or through your card here.
(If you get on the flat-fare system bus, these are not necessary.)
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6.How to get on the bus (Prepaid)

When you get on the bus, let’s pay the bus fare.
(If you will get on the mileage-fare system bus, you may be asked about the destination by a driver.)
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7.When you want to get off a bus

When the bus stop name of your destination is announced or indicated on the electric bulletin board at the front of the bus, please press a button which is in front of your seat or on handrails to tell the driver.
(The bus does not stop at your destination bus stop basically when you do not push the button.)
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8.How to get off the bus (Postpaid)

When you get off the bus, let’s pay the bus fare.
(In the case of mileage-fare system bus, when you pay in cash or magnetic bus card, an adjustment ticket is necessary.)
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You need to pay the fare of the number that is same as your adjustment ticket number.
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9.How to get off the bus (Prepaid)

In this case, you only get off a bus.

How did you like it?

Have a nice trip! XD

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