August 1, 2017
Why Is 1st Class Called Green Class On Japanese Trains?
Ever wondered what the meaning of Green Class is on Japanese trains and where the name comes from? Find out here.
February 22, 2016
Jr Pass And The Hokkaido Shinkansen
As of March 26th 2016, Hokkaido will be connected to mainland Japan by Shinkansen. Learn all about the Hokkaido Shinkansen and the Japan Rail Pass validity.
December 17, 2015
Wi Fi Return Locations
Here is how to return your Pocket WiFi at the airport before returning home. Please return the Wifi router and all included accessories.
June 22, 2015
Test your knowledge, or learn something new about Japan and the Japan Rail Pass! In our 12 question Shinkansen quiz!
February 3, 2011
Use Japan Rail Pass On Hayabusa
From March 2011, the Japan Rail Pass can be used on the new JR East Hayabusa service which takes you from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori in just over 3 hours!
June 24, 2010
Stowing Luggage On The Bullet Train
Once you’ve activated your Japan Rail Pass and boarded your first Shinkansen Bullet Train, you’ll need somewhere to stow your luggage. More info...
June 23, 2010
Reserving Seats & Boarding The Bullet Train
Usually you'll find plenty of empty seats on the Bullet Train, but if you're looking into reserving seats here's what you need to know.
June 17, 2010
The Best Readymeal You'll Ever Eat
The amazing station bento, or 'ekiben', is the stuff of travellers dreams, don't you dare ride a train without buying one!