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 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”

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”