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I can't seem to find a map that includes every railway in Japan (it's very very difficult, actually). Is there a map (as photo) that includes every single railway, except google map?

  • When I was there last year, we referred to this map a lot, to identify what connections existed, but given all the local metros and monorails and the like, to fit all the detail for the whole of Japan is very unlikely. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Aug 26 '15 at 6:30
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    You could use openstreetmaps and use the transport-layer. – Zombaya Aug 26 '15 at 18:06
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Here you go: 全国鉄軌道路線図

¥1,296 from Amazon.co.jp. Here's a blog review with some pictures of the map folded out.

And yes, that's entirely in Japanese, I very much doubt such a thing exists in English. To get some idea of the effort that would entail, here's a closeup of another incomplete & partial map covering just the Tokyo metro area.

  • I'm thinking now if there could exist a more complex metro area around the world! Amazing! – Sigur Aug 26 '15 at 9:07
  • I had to thank you for your effort - it was a brilliant answer! – JCCM Aug 26 '15 at 9:26
  • That's epic! :) When I wrote my comment above I was thinking 'well in theory you could build a fold out one to show all the low level detail...but who would do that?'. Question answered :) – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Aug 26 '15 at 10:55
  • @Sigur The London rail and tube services map tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/… is probably the closest. I've never seen a New York map that has LIRR, MetroNorth and NJT as well as the subway, but that would be getting close too. – Richard Gadsden Aug 28 '15 at 9:10
  • @RichardGadsden, maybe because the Japanese char, but I still think that Japanese map is unbelievable. Thanks for the map. – Sigur Aug 28 '15 at 9:13
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Railway tracé by number of tracks: http://www.itoworld.com/map/14?lon=140.62370&lat=38.79141&zoom=5

Railway tracé by clearance, gauge, number of rails: http://www.itoworld.com/map/15?lon=140.62370&lat=38.79141&zoom=5

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