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travelling in japan for 3 months

Travelling in Japan for 3 months

Hello!

I will be backpacking in Japan for 3 months, doing volunteering work along the way.

I will be in Kyushu, to Chubu then to Tokyo.

The maximum number of days I find in this site is a 21 days pass. Kindly advice if Japan Rail Pass is applicable for my case here.

Thanks!

~_~

irene

irenelle
irenelle

Hi Irene,

Nice plans! Not everyone gets the chance to stay in Japan for 3 months!
If your only long distance travel spread over those 3 months is Kyushu --> Chubu --> Tokyo, then you may be better of buying separate tickets for the train. The Seishun Kippu is a great option too, if you travel during one of the periods that it is valid. Alternatively if you want to travel on a budget and have time Night Buses are an option as well!

Hope it helps!
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much for your prompt reply.

Yes. I checked out on the Seishun Kippu which you suggested. I will be in Japan end March to end June.
It is valid.

Great suggestion and advice.

Thank you!

~_~ irene

irenelle
irenelle

Hi Irene,

It is valid in the following periods:
Spring break (March 1 - Apr. 10)
Summer break (July 20 - Sept. 10)
Winter break (Dec. 10 - Jan. 10)

So possible you could use it at the beginning of your travels.
Otherwise hitch hiking can be a great way to get around, some of my friends had some really positive experiences doing it and there are many blogs about it online as well!

Glad to hear you found it useful :D
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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