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Simpler and Cheaper Commute: How to Buy a Japanese Commuter Pass

A commuter pass, or teiki ken 定期券, is a special ticket that can be purchased on a smart card like SUICA or PASMO. The fare from one station to another (including changes between overground and the metro lines) can be paid for in one payment. Commuter passes can be renewed either monthly, quarterly or every…

How to Book Train Tickets in Advance Before Traveling to Japan

For many people traveling to Japan, booking train tickets is a major problem. You can always head to a Japan Rail (JR) counter once you arrive or seek help from an agent and pay some extra bucks, however, did you know that you can also book in advance online? Find out how below! Shinkansen Reservations…

Looking for Budget yet Comfortable Long-Distance Travel Options in Japan?

Japan is a long and narrow country which can make traveling domestically more time consuming. Though there’s an expansive network of bullet trains which can help people commute easily and efficiently from one destination to another, the existence of sleeper trains or overnight trains still remains. Others also to choose to travel by boat which…

Tips to Help You Navigate the Osaka Subway and Use its Train Passes

The largest city in Kansai, Osaka has been likened to Tokyo in terms of the population and infrastructure. Especially in central Osaka, the number of people cramming into public transport system could cause a headache for those not familiar with the train routes. JR Train Passes   japan-railpass.co.uk/ Foreigners on a temporary visa are eligible…

How to Use the Osaka Loop Line to Get to Osaka’s Best Spots

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out areas along the line also. City…

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…

Travel Japan on the Cheap with the Seasonal Unlimited Train Ticket

Traveling in Japan, or more accurately moving from point-to-point, is usually one of the major expenses during any kind of trip, especially if you don’t have a “JR Rail Pass” (internationally issued ‘all-you-can-ride pass for foreigner travelers visiting Japan). This is the sad reality foreigners who live in Japan face: there are few options to…

10 Tips For Worry–Free Travel in Japan

Travelling in a foreign country may be rather challenging, especially if you do not speak its language. How to prepare for your trip in Japan and make it smoother than ever? 1. Rent a pocket WiFi jp.fotolia.com/ Mobile broadband services and plans are quite expensive in Japan. You should purchase or rent the ‘Pocket WiFi’…