Which Japan Rail Pass to Choose for Your Trip – Tokyo Travel Article

Which Japan Rail Pass to Choose for Your Trip Japan Rail Passes (JR Passes) are available to anyone visiting Japan on a short-term tourist visa. They provide a fantastic discount on bullet train (Shinkansen) and regular train travel, but if you don’t have experience with Japan’s rail transport system, it’s difficult to know a) if you need one, and b) which JR Pass works with which Shinkansen. To add to the confusion, the various regional companies that constitute JR (JR…

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Tokyo Consult: Japan Domestic Ferry Experience – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Consult: Japan Domestic Ferry Experience In 2015, I traveled to Japan using the JR pass. While I was traveling through Shikoku 四国 Yawatahama 八幡浜 to Kyushu 九州 Beppu 別府, I took the Uwajima-Unyu 宇和島運輸 ferry to go across the Seto 瀬戸 inland sea. I have dedicated this article for my experience of taking Japanese domestic ferry while traveling in Japan.Japanese Domestic Ferry across Seto Inland Sea – To read about my recommendations of affordable, Reasonable, Convenient hotels in Tokyo, visit: Affordable…

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Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant – Tokyo Travel Article

Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant In November 2015, I traveled solo to Japan using the Japan Rail JR Pass. While I was touring in Hakata/Fukuoka of northern Kyushu, I decided to pay a tribute to the very first franchise restaurant of the most popular ramen  chain in the world: Ippudo Ramen, 一風堂 Original taste at the origin of Ippudo Ramen franchise restaurant in Fukuoka Japan Exterior of world’s first Ippudo Ramen restaurant in Fukuoka Japan While Ippudo ramen…

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Tokyo Consult: Project Shinkansen 2016 – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Consult: Project Shinkansen 2016 In October 2016, I traveled to Japan using the 14-day Japan Rail Pass. I did extensive trip planning for visiting off-the-beaten-path and less-traveled-by places because it was my third long trip using the Japan Rail JR Pass. In summary, I traveled from Hokkaido 北海道 , Northeast 東北 region near Akita 秋田, Kanazawa 金沢, Kyushu 九州 Kagoshima 鹿児島, and onto Hakata 博多/Fukuoka 福岡 area; then I slowed down in Kansai 関西 area to make day trips…

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