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4 Important Kyoto Travel Passes you Need to Know About Before You Travel

There are so many areas which are really worth the visit in Japan and there are so many different things to do. Out of all of Japan’s destinations and attractions, Kyoto (京都) is one of the best cities to visit. The best way to explore Kyoto to get to major spots in one day is…

Have a Multi-Leg Journey to Far-Flung Regions in Japan with This Limited JR Pass

The most popular means to explore Japan is through the Japan Railways (JR). It is very convenient, especially for tourists who enjoy the advantage of all-you-can-ride passes to different parts of the country. To commemorate JR East’s 30th anniversary, they will be releasing a special pass called the “JR East 30th Anniversary Pass (JR東⽇本30周年記念パス),” which…

Explore Osaka’s Best Spots By Using the Midosuji Line!

If the JR Yamanote line is the most convenient train line in Tokyo, the Osaka Municipal Subway’s Midosuji Line would be its Osaka cousin. Many of Central Osaka’s tourist spots are accessible via the Midosuji Line (colour-coded red) and it is the oldest subway line in Osaka. commons.wikimedia.org/ Many of its stations are transportation hubs…

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Japan Rail (JR) Pass

All of us who travel to Japan (from overseas) can benefit from the purchase of a JR Pass. However, the myriad of JR Pass options means some people are paying more than they need to. In order to maximise value for money, travellers need to consider the region they will be spending time in and…

3 Useful New Year Train Passes for Travelers in Kansai

In Japan, New Year is a very important day and they usually perform the “hatsumode 初詣” visit to shrines and temples during the first week of the year. In order for people to be able to visit the shrines more easily (without incurring high expenses) during this period, the Kansai area Hankyu and Hanshin train…