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Activity 1               Locational review

∑ Introductory activity
Review locational phrases that students have previously learnt. Under, next to, on top of,
behind, in front of etc.

∑ If students have not yet learnt these phrases, follow the suggestions below:

o in front of            RR
o behind                 RRR
o next to                RRR    RR         aR
o on top of              RR
o under                  RR                Y
o inside                 RR

Demonstrate each position with ‘actions’. That is, move your hands to demonstrate their
position in relation to your body, forming a bit of a dance. (depending on how game you
are!) Say the word at the same time you demonstrate it so the students form a visual link
with the word.

∑ Have all students stand behind their chairs. Play a variation of the game ‘Simon Says’.
The teacher drills students so they are very familiar with the terms. Say one of the terms,
and have the students demonstrate that position with their hands. A command of ‘ ’
should see the students with their hands above their heads, a command of ‘ ’ should
see them put their hands behind their backs and so on.

The last student should stand out the front and assist in identifying the last student in the
next round and so on. The game continues until there is only one student left, who is
declared the winner.

For the next round that person can be ‘Simon’, or the teacher can call another round.

∑ Copy flash cards in Appendix 1 onto cardboard to drill or review these terms.

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Activity 2              Where is it?

∑ Introductory activity
Do you know what the particle R means? It is often translated as ‘of’. We use this particle
when describing where something is located.

∑ Introduce this expression and explain how it would be used.

thing R place R position RRRRR

e.g.             RRRR             R   RRR          R        R   RRRR
RR               R   RRR          R   Y    R   RRRR
RRRR             R   RRRRR R               R   RRRR

∑ *A Find a picture with lots of things in it. (e.g. Kimono 2 workbook, p. 36) Have students
write 5 sentences to describe where various things are located.

∑ In pairs, students walk around the room and ask each other questions about items around
the room using the following question:

thing R     RR   R    RRRRR

e.g.
Student 1                  R   RR    R      RRRRR
Student 2     (              R) RR      R       R    RRRR

Student 2     RRR      R     RR     R   RRRRR
Student 1     (RRR      R) RRR          R   RRR      R   RRRR

Student 1     RRR      R     RR     R   RRRRR
Student 2     (RRR      R) RRRR             R       R    RRRR

∑ A variation of this activity is to set a time limit and see how many questions and answers
each pair can complete in the allocated time period. Pairs could race against other pairs.

A
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Activity 3               Getting from one place to another

∑ Introductory activity
Japanese addresses are very different from Australian ones. We have streets with
numbers that go sequentially. In Japan it is very different. Addresses are just a series
of numbers and only main roads have names. So, the address 1-5-6 Yoshifuji means
that in the suburb of Yoshifuji, this house is in District 1, Block 5, and House 6.

Yoshifuji

District 1              Block 1                District 2

Block 7                  Block 2

Block 6                  Block 3

Block 5                  Block 4

1     2       3
6     5       4

District 3                                     District 4

1-5-6 Yoshifuji

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∑ The numbers used for houses and districts sometimes follow no apparent pattern.
This is part of the reason that there is such a proliferation of police boxes (RRRR) in
Japan. They are small booth like buildings every few blocks to foster close links
between the law and the community. Each RRRR has a wall sized map of the
immediate vicinity with each and every house marked on it. Very handy if you are a bit
lost!
So, it is important to give good directions in Japanese. Many of the streets are only a
car width wide, despite being two way streets, and one street quickly starts to look like
another.

∑ Drill the following expressions and requests:
Go straight ahead               RRRR RRR                   RRRR          RRYRR

Go left                          RRRRRR                     RRRRRYRR

Go right                         RRRRRR                     RRRRRYRR

∑ Students could use the RRR CD Rom to practise directions.

∑ Students can fill in their own map using the proforma in Appendix 2, or a map such as
the map in the Japan Foundation Activity Resources 3 booklet.

∑ *A Have students pretend they are a lost traveller looking for somewhere, and asking a
friendly policeman for directions. Have them write a dialogue and perform it.

∑ Have students work in pairs where they both have a map. One student indicates a
starting point (place RRRR) then gives the other student a number of directions.
See if they both finish up in the same spot.

∑ *A Each student has the same map in front of them and makes up a series of
directions as in the previous exercise. They must specify their beginning point, (place
RRRR) and have been given directions on the number of instructions they are to
give. Give each student a response sheet (Appendix 3) and have them listen to each
student’s instructions, and write down where they started and ended, as in the
example.

Student’s name         Where they started      Where they finished
Sally                        bank                     post office
Liz                          station                  bookshop

A
suitable for assessment task (S, L)
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Activity 4           Shinkansen

∑ Introductory activity
Why is the bullet train called so in English, and what does its name mean in Japanese?

Ask the students critical questions to elicit information such as:
Why do you think most of the tracks are above ground?
Why do you think it is called the “bullet train”?
Why do you think it is called the “new trunk line” in Japanese?
What is the meaning of RRR and RRR?
Why doesn’t the train turn around?
Look at the kanji for     ] and see if you can work out what it means.
Why do you think the fastest train is called Nozomi? (wish/hope)

The RRRRRR was built in 1964 to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics. It is a very high
speed train that runs on its own tracks. Because most coastal areas of Japan were
already built out by that time (and the mountain areas are too steep for such a train), most
of the RRRRRR tracks are above ground.

The inside of the train is like a plane. Each seat has a number, there are window and
aisle seats (and the dreaded one in between), the seats recline, and there is a hostess
serving food and drink. The front of the train has a nose like that of a jumbo, and it is this
shape that gives it the name in English of the bullet train. (Appendix 4)

In Japanese it is literally called the ‘New Trunk Line’     Z      RRRRRR              as it is
like the trunk of a tree – the backbone of the system. The RRRRRR now has 7 lines
operating, all radiating out from Tokyo. (Appendix 5) Each line has its own name, and
each of the different speeds of trains on that line is also named.

The longest, oldest and most patronised line is the Tokaido        ] line that runs from
Tokyo 1186 km to Hakata on Kyushu. It covers the most densely populated 800km
stretch of coastline from Tokyo to Hiroshima, yet the Nozomi, the fastest train, can cover
that distance in under 4 hours!

There are 280 RRRRRR each day between Tokyo and Osaka. The maximum speed
of the train is 300km/h, and the average speed is 286 km/h. Each day 360,000
passengers use the RRRRRR.

Most RRRRRR have 16 carriages. Carriage number 1 always points away from Tokyo,
so on trips from Tokyo it is at the front (YR   RRR) and on trips to Tokyo, it is at the
back ( R RRR). The trains do not turn around. Being hundreds of metres long, that
would indeed be a mean feat.

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The middle car of the train is the ‘Green Car’. Passengers need to pay a special
surcharge to sit in this area.

from a text or a copy of one brought back from Japan. (Appendix 6)

∑ Elicit observations from students such as:
o Each train has a number             a    ^               RRRRRRRR
o Each train has a booking code       a      `             RRRRRRR
o Each train has a name        a    `    RRRRRR          eg RRR       RRR      or RRR
o There is no weekday / weekend timetable for the RRRRRR. It is the same one
every day.
o There are cautions on the timetable as some trains may only run on certain days.
]    X          RRRRRRRRR
o The arrival of the incoming train to operate the service is given. All trains terminate
at Tokyo Station.                  ]Z                   RRRRRRRR
o The platform number is given        ^    ^Z              RRRRRRRR

∑ Drill this expression

Q. place RR place RR        RR     RR       RRRRRR
A. (place RR place RR)              RR      RRRRR

or for longer distances

Q. place RR place RR        RR     RRR       RRRRRR
A. (place RR place RR)       XRRR        RRRRR

∑ Have students find the following places on a map of Japan, then using the timetable ask
each other how long it takes to get between places, where they can see that it can be
easily answered with whole numbers. On some timetables the distance travelled is also
noted, so students can appreciate the speed of the train. Have students find out why they
would like to visit certain places e.g. RRRRRRRR

Use these places in your questions:

RRRRR

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Y               RRRRRR
ZY                RRRR
`   Y             RRR
RRRR
[               RRRRRR
Y                 RRRR
RRRR
[               RRR

Note that the       RR    in RRRRRR meaning ‘new’ also means ‘new’ in the two
names mentioned above – RRRRRR               Y      and RRRRRR            [      Both
these places had no room at the existing station to build dedicated RRRRRR
platforms so they built another station close by and called it the ‘new’ one.

Activity 5             Tokyo railway system

∑ Introductory activity
Whilst the RRRRRR covers vast distances in quick time, the work horse of the
Japanese transport system is the metropolitan railway systems. The Tokyo system is
amongst the most comprehensive and efficient in the world, fourth in size behind New
York, the London Underground and the Paris Metro. There are 240 km of subway lines in
Tokyo. Japan Rail (JR) also operates many railway lines in Tokyo.

The Greater Sydney Metropolitan Rail Network, bounded by Bomaderry (Nowra) to the
south, Lithgow to the west, and Newcastle to the north, has 306 stations. Many of these
are not manned all the time and some have only a handful of trains stop there every day.
In contrast, the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Railway Network covers a similar area, but
has an astonishing 1,414 stations.

∑ Show students a map of the Tokyo railway system. You can download one from
http://web.yl.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/jp/map.gif (Appendix 7) or for the Greater Metro system go
to http://web.yl.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/jp/rail.gif

∑ Elicit observations on the comprehensiveness of coverage of the lines. There are very
few places in Tokyo that are not within comfortable walking distance of a railway station.

∑ At some stations on the system including Shinjuku and Tokyo, men with white gloves at
times push commuters onto the trains to maximise capacity. Every morning and every
afternoon 2 million people pass through Shinjuku station. That’s nearly half the population
of Sydney! Shinjuku Station has 13 lines passing through it, a combination of JR, subway
and private lines.
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∑ Trains so very rarely run late that if you used that as an excuse for lateness, your boss
wouldn’t believe you. When trains genuinely do run late the station master issues
commuters with a ‘late note’, explaining why the train was late and apologising for the
inconvenience.

∑ Even though trains are fuller on weekdays the actual number of trains that run is often
greater on the weekends. They run more frequently to provide optimum convenience for
people keeping weekend social appointments.

∑ The trains don’t run between 1:00am and 4:30am. This is to provide a window of
opportunity for essential system maintenance. This curfew has led to the proliferation of
‘business hotels’ and ‘capsule hotels’ around railway stations. Company employees who
have missed the last train home can find a cheap, clean place to put their head down for
the night. Many people commute long distances, so catching a taxi home is often not
feasible.

∑ There are very clear announcements both on trains and platforms. Not only do they
announce the destination of the train but they also announce which lines you can change
to at each station, to take care when disembarking, and a reminder not to forget your
umbrella! All announcements are preceded by chimes, examples of which can be

Activity 6          The Yamanote line

∑ Introductory Activity
The Yamanote              line is the circle line that runs around Tokyo. It is a very big
version of the City Circle line in Sydney. Can you name all the stations on the City Circle?
(Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James, Museum)

∑ On a Tokyo railway map, estimate, then count the number of stations on the Yamanote
line.

∑ Each line is colour coded in Tokyo. The colour on the map matches the colour of the
signs on the platform, and the colour of the trains themselves. The Yamanote line is
green. (Appendix 8)

∑ Show the Yamanote railway timetable to students. (Appendix 9) Ask them to make

∑ Ask students what they think all the numbers mean.
The numbers in the left column of the page are the hours, and the numbers in the right
column are the minutes of that hour that the train departs.

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∑ Why aren’t there any hours and minutes written down for 9am – 8pm? What do students
think the following expressions mean? What kanji do they understand? What do the
numbers refer to?

RRR                 _     R       RR    (Weekday timetable)
RRR             _        R        RR (Weekend timetable)

∑ Between 9am and 8pm on weekdays, there is a train every 3 to 5 minutes. That’s 12 to 20
trains an hour!!

∑ On weekends, there are not so many trains in peak hour, but between 9am and 8pm,
there are trains every 2 – 4 minutes! That is up to 30 trains every hour!! Amazing.

∑ Elicit other observations such as:
In peak hour, between 7 and 9am, there are 23 trains an hour going each way on the
Yamanote line, the loop line that runs around Tokyo.

∑ The timetable can be perfectly understood by an English speaker who doesn’t speak
Japanese as the important bits – weekday and weekend – are written in English.

∑ This photo was taken at Ikebukuro Station, in the north of Tokyo. This train is heading in a
clockwise direction, towards Ueno and Tokyo. It takes about an hour to go around the
whole loop.

∑ The kanji symbols above some of the numbers are variations on the timetable, and are
explained in the key at the side.

∑ In peak hour the Yamanote line runs at 130% capacity. (Appendix 10)

Yamanote line map.

∑ There are 2 options for this exercise.

1. Information gap. (there is another information gap exercise in Activity 8)
∑ Distribute Sheet A (Appendix 11) and Sheet B (Appendix 12) to alternate students. Have
students ask their partner information to complete their sheet as follows.

Student 1 Q.       RR       R    RR      RR    R
Student 2 A.         RRR            RRRRR        RR

For extension students:

Student 1 Q.       RR       R       RR    R   RRRR      R
Student 2 A.        RR      R       RRRRR       R    RRRR

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2. Information seeking

∑ Distribute a Tokyo rail map to students. Tourist maps of Tokyo (available from Japan
National Tourist Organisation in Sydney) have a rail map on the back of them.
Also distribute a blank rail map and ask students to complete it individually (Appendix 13).

Activity 7           More on transport

∑ Introductory activity
As you would only expect in Japan, everything about the RRRRRR, and transport in
general for that matter exudes efficiency. You can even go online (in English too) and find
out what the fastest way to get between any two places is, including which combinations
of trains to catch. But there’s more. Not only does this website explore all possibilities for
the RRRRRR, it has every timetable for every mode of transport programmed in so
that it will even tell you unusual combinations of trips such as bus – train – boat.

Book a computer lab for a lesson or two. Ask the school computer technician to cache
this website. Caching makes it a lot faster for everyone when the time comes to do the
exercise, but caching itself only lasts a few days before it needs to be done again.

www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english

∑ Take students to the lab and have them complete the worksheet (Appendix 15)

You are a travel agent and a client is going on a trip to Japan. She wants to make a
number of trips whilst in Japan but would like you to explore a number of possibilities for
her. Fortunately the Japanese transport people have come to your rescue and have just
the website for you to make your enquiries.

For the cities listed below, investigate all the ways you can travel between them
immediately after 9am. Complete the details of the cheapest way to travel, and the
fastest way to travel, as in the example.

Step 1        Go to the website and enter your starting point and destination. Search

Step 2        Change the time to 9:00 and click on enter.    Search

Step 3         Look at the summary of the first 5 trips that match your search. Find out
which of those is the cheapest and which is the fastest. Scroll down the page for the
details of these 2 trips and fill them in on the table, as shown in the example.

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Trip 1 Tokyo to Hakata

Details of route                                  Time    Distance
(hr:min)   (km)

cheapest 9:03 Depart Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi 109
11:40 Arrive Shin Osaka                                       21820        5:33   1174.9
11:51 Depart Shin Osaka Shinkansen Hikari Rail Star 359       290.00
14:36 Arrive Hakata
fastest    10:29 Depart Tokyo JR Keihin-Tohoku Negishi Line
10:34 Arrive Hamamatsucho                                     32170
10:39 Depart Hamamatsucho Tokyo Monorail
11:02 Arrive Haneda Airport                                                3:37    934
11:35 Depart Tokyo Airport ANA flight 251
13:25 Arrive Fukuoka Airport                                  428.93
14:00 Depart Fukuoka Airport on Airport Line bus
14:06 Arrive Hakata

∑ Use the information your students find to drill expressions such as the following:
place RR place RR RR R RRRRRR

place R     RRRR        RRRRR          R

place RR place RR         RRRR         RRRRRRR

place RR place RR         RRRRR         RRRRRRR

place RR place RR         RR           RRR

place RR place RR         RRR      RRR

place RRRRRR                 RRRRR           RRRRR                   R   RRRRR

∑ For extension students, have them practise expressions such as the following:

place RR place RR         RRRRR            RRR   R

place RR place RR         RRRRR              RRR     RRRRR

place RR place RR         X^RRR         RRRR     R      YRRR

place RR place RR         X^RRR         RRRR     R      Y    RRR

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Activity 8            Information Gap

(taken from Languages Unit Japanese Bulletin Term 4, 2002. This activity was adapted from
“Japanese for Everyone’ Gakken 1990)

∑ Divide students into pairs, and alternately distribute Sheet A (Appendix 16) and Sheet B
(Appendix 17).

∑ Model the following conversations and have students take it in turns to ask about the
information that is missing from their tables.

1.      RRR      R    destination R     RRRRR

A. RRR      RRRRR
B. RR
A. RRRR        RRR      R   RRRRR
B.    R     RR     RR
A.    R     RR     RRR        RRRRRRRR

2.      place   RR     place RR       RRR     RRR

A. RRR      RRRRR
B. RR
A. RRRRR         RR     RRR        RR   RRR     RRR
B.               RR     RR
A.               RR     RRR        RRRRRRRR

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Activity 9             Buying a train ticket

When you travel in Japan for long distances, you often need more than one ticket. First
you pay the basic fare and receive a            RRRRRRR that enables you to travel
all the way to your destination, but only on local trains that stop frequently. If you want to
travel on an express that stops only at major stations, then you need to buy a special
ticket for it, a ]     RRRRRRR . If you want to travel in a sleeping carriage as
well, then you need to buy a sleeping car ticket also, a RRRRRR.
Foreigners are entitled to buy a Japan Rail Pass before they arrive in Japan and this
entitles them to unlimited travel on all Japan Rail lines (not subways and private railways)
for the duration of the pass. This also includes unlimited travel on the RRRRRR, but
not the fastest Nozomi train. 1 The Nozomi attracts a special surcharge.

∑ Useful vocabulary
_]                     RRRR                         one way
RRRR                         return
RRRRRR                       timetable
RRRR                 RRRRRRRR                     booking window
RRRRRR                       non smoking car

∑ Useful expressions
place RR           RR RRRR
Could I please have two return tickets to ~

] R RRR                RR R RRR R                     RR      RRRR
Could I have two tickets on the Hikari 102 on April 10 please.

Place RR place RR RRR R RRRR RRRRRR
How much is it for an adult one way ticket from place A to place B?2

∑ Have the students form pairs and create dialogues using the above expressions.
Give each group a timetable of the RRRRRR and a scenario card (Appendix 18).
Students could also refer to the website in Activity 7 for times of trains.

Have students perform the dialogues in class.

1
taken from Wakatta Course Book (Jaffray & Sorrell) 1999 p. 270
2
taken from Wakatta Course Book (Jaffray & Sorrell) 1999 p. 269

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Appendix 1

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Appendix 2

Map of _____________________

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Appendix 3

Student’s name                  Where they started   Where they finished

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Appendix 4

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Appendix 5

Photos courtesy of Central Japan Railway Company and East Japan Railway Company.

http://jin.jcic.or.jp/kidsweb/formerkids/japan/k/q6.html

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Appendix 6

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Appendix 7

http://web.yl.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/jp/map.gif

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Appendix 8

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2370.html

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Appendix 9

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Appendix 10

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2020.html

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7. Ikebukuro

Acknowledgement to
6.

JR Yamanote Line
Sheet A                   5. Nishi Nippori

8.

4.

9. Shinjuku
16.                        3. Akihabara

17. Suidobashi
2.

18.
1. Tokyo
19. Ichigaya
15. Yurakucho
20.
10.
14.

11. Ebisu

12.                         13. Shinagawa
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7.                                    6. Komagome

wledgement to
JR Yamanote Line
Sheet B                 5.

4. Ueno

9.
16. Ochanomizu          3.

17.
2. Kanda

18. Iidabashi
1.
19.
15.
20. Yotsuya
14. Shinbashi

11.

12. Gotanda                            13.

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7.                                    6.

wledgement to
JR Yamanote Line

5.

8.

4.

9.
16.                      3.

17.
2.

18.
1.
19. I
15.
20.
10.
14.

11.

12.                                      13.

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knowledgement to
7. Ikebukuro                          6. Komagome

JR Yamanote Line

5. Nishi Nippori

4. Ueno

9. Shinjuku
16. Ochanomizu            3. Akihabara

17. Suidobashi
2. Kanda

18. Iidabashi
1. Tokyo
19. Ichigaya
15. Yurakucho
20. Yotsuya
14. Shinbashi

11. Ebisu

12. Gotanda                           13. Shinagawa

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Appendix 15
Travelling in Japan worksheet

You are a travel agent and a client is going on a trip to Japan. She wants to make a
number of trips whilst in Japan but would like you to explore a number of possibilities for
her. Fortunately the Japanese transport people have come to your rescue and have just
the website for you to make your enquiries. www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english

For the cities listed below, investigate all the ways you can travel between them
immediately after 9am. Complete the details of the cheapest way to travel, and the fastest
way to travel, as in the example.

Step 1        Go to the website and enter your starting point and destination. Search

Step 2        Change the time to 9:00 and click on enter.    Search

Step 3         Look at the summary of the first 5 trips that match your search. Find out
which of those is the cheapest and which is the fastest. Scroll down the page for the
details of these 2 trips and fill them in on the table, as shown in the example.

Trip 1 Tokyo to Hakata

Details of route                                Time    Distance
(hr:min)   (km)

cheapest 9:03 Depart Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi 109
11:40 Arrive Shin Osaka                                      21820     5:33      1174.9
11:51 Depart Shin Osaka Shinkansen Hikari Rail Star 359     290.00
14:36 Arrive Hakata
fastest       10:29 Depart Tokyo JR Keihin-Tohoku Negishi Line
10:34 Arrive Hamamatsucho                                    32170
10:39 Depart Hamamatsucho Tokyo Monorail
11:02 Arrive Haneda Airport                                            3:37       1100
11:35 Depart Tokyo Airport ANA flight 251
13:25 Arrive Fukuoka Airport                                428.93
14:00 Depart Fukuoka Airport on Airport Line bus
14:06 Arrive Hakata

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Trip 2       Kyoto to Himeji

Details of route      Time     Distance
(hr:min)     (km)

cheapest

fastest

Trip 3       Sapporo to Nagasaki

Details of route      Time     Distance
(hr:min)     (km)

cheapest

fastest

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Trip 4       Shinagawa to Shinjuku

Details of route        Time     Distance
(hr:min)     (km)

cheapest

fastest

Trip 5       Asakusa to Nikko

Details of route        Time     Distance
(hr:min)     (km)

cheapest

fastest

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Trip 6       Tokyo to Narita Kokusai Kuko (International Airport)

Details of route                         Time     Distance
(hr:min)     (km)

cheapest

fastest

Trip 7       Ginza to Roppongi

Details of route                         Time     Distance
(hr:min)     (km)

cheapest

fastest

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Appendix 16                                                            A

RRRR         Z     RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRRR                             7:24              0km             -
RRRR                              9:51             352 km       *
RRRR                               *               535 km     13840

RRRRR          Z    RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRRR                             7:48              0km             -
RRRR                               *               334 km     10270

RRRRRR             Z   RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRRR                             7:10              0km             -
RRRR                              7:26              29 km     1320
RRR                               9:10             366 km     10580
RRRR                               *               514 km     13220
RRRR                             10:10             553 km       *

RRRR         Z     RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRR                             10:12              0km             -
RRR                              10:27              40 km     1450
RRRR                             12:00             342 km       *
RRR                                *               627 km     14590

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Appendix 17                                                            B

RRRR         Z     RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRRR                             7:24              0km             -
RRRR                               *               352 km     10590
RRRR                             10:43             535 km       *

RRRRR          Z    RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRRR                             7:48              0km             -
RRRR                              9:51             334 km       *

RRRRRR             Z   RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRRR                             7:10              0km             -
RRRR                              7:26              29 km     1320
RRR                               9:10             366 km     10580
RRRR                              9:53             514 km       *
RRRR                               *               553 km     13750

RRRR         Z     RRRRRR

station name              arrival time         distance     fare
RRRR                             10:12              0km             -
RRR                              10:27              40 km     1450
RRRR                               *               342 km     9950
RRR                              13:23             627 km       *

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Appendix 18
Scenario cards

You are part of a school group that is staying in Kyoto. Your group needs to be in
Hiroshima by 10am for a talk at the Peace Park. Book tickets for 20 students and
3 teachers.

Your friend is getting married in Hakata. You live in Hiroshima. The wedding is at
10am, and should finish by 3pm. Book both a train there and back, leaving
yourself about 30 minutes to get to the ceremony. You are travelling with another
friend from school.

You are a businessman living in Tokyo, and you have to be at a business meeting
in Osaka at 9am. Book a train, giving yourself plenty of time to arrive. The
company is paying, so it doesn’t matter if the fare is high.

Your family is going from Shizuoka to Kyoto for the day to enjoy the autumn
leaves. You would like to get there early in the morning to make the most of the
day. Book 5 tickets for a train that will arrive in Kyoto at about 8am.

You are finishing school next year and you are investigating possibilities for
university. Some friends and you have decided to take a trip to Okayama as the
university there is holding an open day. You live in Himeji. The open day starts at
9:30am. Book 4 tickets for the train.

You want to surprise your best friend who is a mad sumo fan. You have bought
very-hard-to-get tickets to the Nagoya tournament. The sumo starts early in the
day, but you are only interested in the top level bouts that come on after 3pm.
However, you will take the opportunity to do three hours shopping beforehand.
You live in Shizuoka. Book two tickets for the train trip.

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