Get a Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass is usually the best rail pass for any budget traveler in Japan.  It allows unlimited travel on all JR (national rail) trains all over Japan, including the Shinkansen (bullet) trains. 7, 14 and 21 day passes are available.  Perfect if you are here on a 1-3 week holiday. Be sure to checkContinue reading “Get a Japan Rail Pass”

JR Yokohama-Minatomirai Rail Pass

The Yokohama-Minatomirai Pass is great if you are going for a day trip to Yokohama.  It provides one day of unlimited travel on the main train lines in Yokohama for tourist and shopping destinations. What does it cost? One Day Pass: Adults 520 yen, Children 260 yen. When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worthContinue reading “JR Yokohama-Minatomirai Rail Pass”

Kyoto City Bus All-day Pass

Buses are the best way to get around Kyoto.  The subway system is not as good as other cities and this super cheap pass is a great way to go all over the city.  This pass provides unlimited travel on the city buses for one day. What does it cost? A one day pass isContinue reading “Kyoto City Bus All-day Pass”

Seishun 18: Cheap Nation-wide ticket

While the Japan Rail Pass is more popular, the Seishun 18 pass can offer much better value for money if you don’t mind longer journey times.  It provides 5 days of unlimited travel anywhere in Japan on local and rapid JR trains (the national rail companies). What does it cost? 11,500 yen (2300 per day). When canContinue reading “Seishun 18: Cheap Nation-wide ticket”