Western years are also well understood and frequently used.
Large cities with ex-pat bars are the only place for whooping it up.
While most useful for advanced planning of longer routes, it is also quite useful for navigating the complex networks of the major cities.
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In addition, the roads of major cities like Tokyo are plagued with massive traffic jams and parking is expensive and difficult to find, so driving there is more of a hindrance than anything else.
This line continues from Osaka to , and Hakata Station as the Sanyo Shinkansen, then to and as the Kyushu Shinkansen.