SUNQ Pass

The SUNQ Pass is the cheapest way to travel all over Kyushu. It gives unlimited use of a huge bus network, including almost all highway and local buses in the prefecture. It also allows holders to use highway buses within Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture and the surrounding area. What does it cost? 3 days (northern area only):Continue reading “SUNQ Pass”

JR Kyushu Northern Pass

The JR Kyushu Northern Pass allows unlimited travel on all JR (national rail) trains all over northern Kyushu, including the Shinkansen (bullet) trains.  3 day and 5 day passes are available. What does it cost? 3 days: 8500 yen (around $70) 5 days: 10000 yen (around $82) When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it? Kyushu has a modern Shinkansen systemContinue reading “JR Kyushu Northern Pass”

JR Kyushu Pass

The JR Kyushu Pass allows unlimited travel on all JR (national rail) trains all over Kyushu, including the Shinkansen (bullet) and Limited Express trains.  3 day and 5 day passes are available. What does it cost? 3 days: 15000 yen (around $125) 5 days: 18000 yen (around $150) When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it? Kyushu has a modernContinue reading “JR Kyushu Pass”

Hokkaido Rail Pass

The JR Hokkaido Rail Pass allows unlimited travel on all JR (national rail) trains and selected buses in Hokkaido, covering the whole prefecture.  This includes the use of Shinkansen (bullet) trains and limited express trains. There are various options depending on how long you want to spend in Hokkaido. What does it cost? 3 day: Adults 16,500Continue reading “Hokkaido Rail Pass”

See the northern snow on the cheap: JR East Pass

The JR East Pass allows unlimited travel on all JR (national rail) trains in Kanto and Tohoku.  This includes the use of Shinkansen (bullet) trains and limited express trains.  It is a flexible 5 day pass. What does it cost? Adults 22000 yen (about $180), Children 11000 yen (about $90) When can I use it? Anytime. Is itContinue reading “See the northern snow on the cheap: JR East Pass”

Hakodate 1-day Tram Pass

The Hakodate 1-day Pass allows unlimited use of the trams in Hakodate for one day. It also comes with a handy city map showing visitors exactly where to stop off for each tourist attraction. What does it cost? Adults 600 yen, Children 300 yen. When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it? Almost certainly. You reallyContinue reading “Hakodate 1-day Tram Pass”

Minatomirai Line One Day Pass

Minatomirai Line One Day Pass allows visitors to use the Minatomirai line an unlimited amount of times in Yokohama, plus use of a return to Tokyo on the Tokyu line if required. What does it cost? From outside Yokohama: Adults 840 yen, Children 420 yen From Yokohama station: Adults 460 yen, Children 230 yen When can I use it? Anytime.Continue reading “Minatomirai Line One Day Pass”

1-Day Subway Pass (Fukuoka)

The 1-Day Subway Pass (Fukuoka) allows unlimited use of the subway in Fukuoka for one day. What does it cost? Adults 620 yen, Children 310 yen When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it? It is better value for money than the Tourist Pass if just using the subways. If you are travelling toContinue reading “1-Day Subway Pass (Fukuoka)”

Fukuoka Tourist City Pass

The Fukuoka Tourist City Pass allows unlimited use of trains, buses and the subway in Fukuoka for one day. What does it cost? Fukuoka City (not applicable to Nishitetsu Train): Adults 820 yen, Children 410 yen Fukuoka City and Dazaifu: Adults 1,340 yen, Children 670 yen When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it?Continue reading “Fukuoka Tourist City Pass”

Nagasaki Tram Pass

This tram pass is an excellent and rather nostalgic way for get around Nagasaki. It allows unlimited travel on the trams for one day. What does it cost? A one day pass is 500 yen. When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worth it? Totally worth it if you are going to a fewContinue reading “Nagasaki Tram Pass”