JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

The JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass is an interesting new pass that has opened to celebrate the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen line. It allows unlimited travel on all JR (national rail) trains from Tokyo and Yokohama in Kanto all the way up to Otaru and Sapporo in Hokkaido, via Tohoku. Highlights in between include the Kakunodate, Sendai, Hakodate andContinue reading “JR East-South Hokkaido Rail 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”

Tokyo and Kanto in 1-2 Weeks

There is so much to do around Tokyo in a few weeks, it really is a city of cities. There is probably no need to buy a  Japan Rail Pass or Japan Bus Pass, but make use of the special passes for most of the areas.  If you have less than 2 weeks, just cut out the placesContinue reading “Tokyo and Kanto in 1-2 Weeks”

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”

Yokohama

Yokohama (よこはま/横浜) is the second largest city in Japan and only 30 minutes from Tokyo. The city has a rich history of foreign culture and trade, and is really worth a day trip from Tokyo. Top tips It’s possible to spend most of your time just walking around, as it’s such an interesting city.  GetContinue reading “Yokohama”