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”

Kintetsu Rail Pass

The Kintetsu Rail Pass is a great alternative to the Japan Rail Pass if you want to travel extensively around the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Ise).  It offers unlimited use of Kintetsu trains (and buses depending on the pass type) for 5 days. What does it cost? Rail Pass Wide (with airport access and buses):Continue reading “Kintetsu Rail Pass”

2 Day Nikko Pass

The 2 Day Nikko Pass is the best way to visit Nikko.  The 2 days provides plenty of time to see all the main shrines and temples in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It includes a round ticket from Tokyo, free use of buses in the area and discounts at most places. What does it cost?Continue reading “2 Day Nikko Pass”

Budget Bus Guide

Buses are a great way to get around Japan, usually from city to city or in the countryside.  Around a big city like Tokyo though, trains are more convenient and cheap.  The big exception is Kyoto, where it’s best to get the bus. How to ride a local bus Most local buses these days allowContinue reading “Budget Bus Guide”

Get a Japan bus pass

The cheapest way to travel over Japan, for example to places like Kyoto, Tokyo or Osaka. Willer Express have a great network of budget buses, including overnight buses. Be sure to consider this pass before buying the usually recommended and more expensive Japan Rail Pass. What does it cost? All Routes MON to THU Pass: 3Continue reading “Get a Japan bus 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”