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The Seikan Tunnel from Aomori to Hokkaido: the World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel

The Seikan Tunnel, which travels beneath the Tsugaru Strait, is the world’s longest undersea tunnel in the world. It serves as a connection between Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshu and the northern island of Hokkaido. It was built in the 20th century with a length extending to 53.85 km. The tunnel can be…

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…

Two Local Japanese Railways to Excite any Rail–Enthusiast!

Train-lovers in Japan often get over-excited at the mere mention of the Shinkansen (bullet-train). With its super-fast speed, its sleek, smooth exterior and comfortable interior, there is no doubt that this is truly a travel method of Kings. Despite the fame of the Shinakansen, smaller railways are not to be overlooked as while they may…

The Edo Tail Behind the Ancient Tokaido Trail

Way back in Japanese history, before the advent of high-speed trains, the path from Edo to Kyoto was well travelled. Without modern ways of travelling, such as by train or plane, foot power was the only way. When the Edo period dawned, the capital of Japan was moved from Kyoto, where it had been held…

How to Save 30% on Shinkansen Travel: Platt Kodama!

Have you ever travelled between Kanto and Kansai by a highway bus? Tickets can be super cheap within a price range of ¥7,000 for a night ride and around ¥6,000 for a day ride and you might “save” time when getting the night bus by sleeping most of the time. If you are lucky enough,…

Camping: The most affordable way to enjoy Japanese nature

Camping is the best thing to do if you love to be as close to the nature as possible, or even if you are just looking for a way to save some cash while traveling. Fortunately, all across Japan, you can find over 2,000 very affordable campsites! Same as all over the world, there are…

Travelling by Train in Japan: The Ultimate Sightseeing Experience

Are you wondering what it is like to ride on a Japanese Passenger Train? If your tour itinerary includes a train ride to the countryside, you better be excited for it means you are hopping on a sightseeing vehicle. 1. Yurikamome (Odaiba) jp.fotolia.com/ Let’s start in Japan’s metropolitan city, Tokyo. The Yurikamome transit system is…

Want to see Japan when you’re not there?

Many people across the world are fascinated by Japan and have a great love for the Land of the Rising Sun, myself included. With air travel being so expensive at the moment and the global market still in recovery, it can be difficult for some people to spend the amount of time they want in…

Spend Your Holidays on the Amazing Shikoku Island!

Most people visit only the biggest island of Japan, Honshu, but if you have time you should definitely visit the smallest of the four main islands, Shikoku. This article will show you how attractive Shikoku could be and that it is totally worth to plan a trip there! shikokuhenrotrail.com/ The name “Shikoku” means four provinces,…

Grabbing some fun waves on the Japanese coast

Japan allows relatively easy access to miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean on its east side, and the Sea of Japan on its west. The coastline is riddled with bays and inlets of all shapes, so exposure is the key to finding the right waves here. As in many other surf destinations in the…