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Densha

Railway route map featuring all JR lines and a portion of the private railway lines in Japan:

http://www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~t-koron/japanmap.pdf (WARNING: large rendering file >8MB)

 

Included are small maps for the Tokyo area, Osaka-Kyoto area and Nagoya area with all (?) private railway lines, but as the legend already suggests the large map appears to only feature some random private railway lines and is missing a lot of them. Obviously there are a lot of stations missing on the map too, but it looks like most principal stations have been added.

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JR 500系

Good find! Thanks Densha!

 

What's interesting is that airports are also included, along with the countries they fly to. Cant help but notice that almost all airports fly to Seoul! 

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Densha

The airport thingy is a bit nonsense because most destinations outside Asia are not mentioned. But apart from that I think that it is a nice map.

 

Feel free to post other maps here if you find them. I've been looking for a railway map of whole Japan for a while but this is the only one I've been able to find yet. Other maps are also welcome of course.

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Densha

Several Japanese railway companies have some very interesting maps on their website. Looking at JR, especially JR East's and JR West's maps are very good. The isometric perspective of JR West's maps are very interesting.

 

JR East: http://www.jreast.co.jp/map/

JR Tokai: http://railway.jr-central.co.jp/route-map/ (warning: crappy design)

JR West: https://www.jr-odekake.net/route/

JR Kyushu: http://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/railway/routemap/

JR Shikoku: http://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/01_trainbus/st_number/index.shtm

JR Hokkaido: https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/network/barrier/maptop.html

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shadowtiger25
On 10/5/2017 at 6:32 PM, Kiha66 said:

Sorry to post to a dead topic, but I thought this JNR map from the October 1964 English-language timetable might be of some interest.  I like how it shows the national parks as well.  

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/JNR_SystemMap_19641001.png

Is there more of these? I want to make a model of Hokkaido in the last years of steam, and can't seem to find much..

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kvp
5 hours ago, shadowtiger25 said:

Is there more of these? I want to make a model of Hokkaido in the last years of steam, and can't seem to find much..

Imho this is a great find and it looks like some of the recently closed lines were not yet completed in 1964.

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Japanese railway maps.

An interesting one is the Road Atlas Japan.

What use to me is a Road Atlas?

Well, whilst showing all the roads, it also shows all railway  lines and stations with their names in Roman.

A4 size, ISBN4-398-20104-1

Published by : Shobunsha, my edition 2008, likely later editions.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne. 

 

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shadowtiger25
21 hours ago, ben_issacs said:

Folks, 

Japanese railway maps.

An interesting one is the Road Atlas Japan.

What use to me is a Road Atlas?

Well, whilst showing all the roads, it also shows all railway  lines and stations with their names in Roman.

A4 size, ISBN4-398-20104-1

Published by : Shobunsha, my edition 2008, likely later editions.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne. 

 

Cant find it by ISBN

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ben_issacs

shadowtiger 25.

That ISBN is the one given on the back cover.

katoftw's post gives an Amazon contact.

My purchase price was Y2,857, some while ago.

Regards, 

Bill,

Melbourne.

 

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Densha

Just some quick resource sharing.

 

OpenStreetMap nowadays has a transit layer option, which emphasizes... well, transit. Makes it really easy to quickly grasp the route and stations of a railway line.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#layers=T

 

There is also OpenRailwayMap, which builds upon OpenStreetMap. ORM differentiates rail types, shows maximum speeds and signalling.

https://www.openrailwaymap.org/

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Densha

Last year, Inoue Masaki released its "Tanoshii Rosenzu" (Happy Route Maps) book, featuring 200 railway maps from all over Japan. The ISBN code is 978-4766131871, and it is available through Amazon Japan. According to reviews on Amazon, the maps are a bit on the small side and thus difficult to get a good look at. On the other hand, the price of the book is not very high at all!

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ben_issacs

Folks,

An excellent map for the Tokyo area is 'Rail Map of Tokyo Area'.

This is a big, diagrammatic fold out map, English on one side, Japanese on the other.

All lines, JR, private, including the Toden Arakawa tram line., monorails.

It also comes with  a little booklet that gives stopping patterns and travel times for all the lines.

ISBN4-398-72008-1, price in 2007, Y714.Can't work out the publisher.

As it opens up to about more than three feet square, it's not the sort of map you could consult on a Yamanote Loop train.

It covers well past the Tokyo area, going out past Takasi. Yokohama, Odawara, Chiba, Mito, Sobu, etc.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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Yavianice

The app "Rail Map" in the app store is excellent. They have different countries available (mostly Asian countries, except China) and the UK. It is free if you select 1 country. The Japan map is broken down per region and includes all railway connections (JR, Private, Monorail, Subway, Streetcar). And the layout is well done, too. Available for iPad and iPhone.

 

Android version, iOS version

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katoftw

Lots of change

 

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Kiha66

Interesting how many lines were already third sector at the time of the switch to JR.

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