July 4, 2010
What To Expect From A Green Car Pass
Find out what the difference is between Standard and Green Car travel, during peak season you may wish to invest to ensure travelling in comfort.
July 3, 2010
Buying Non Jr Rail Tickets
In addition to the JR network, Japan has lots of smaller privately owned lines where you will need to purchase tickets, find out how here.
July 2, 2010
Use Your Jr Pass On Sleeper Trains
Recently we received an email asking about Japan Rail Pass validity on Sleeper Trains, and the opportunities for pre-booking. We tell you more here...
July 1, 2010
Exchange Order Validity Period
Why do I purchase an Exchange Order and not a 'Japan Rail Pass', and how long do I have to validate it?
June 30, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Nara
If you base yourself around Kyoto or Osaka you can use your Japan Rail Pass to day-trip to the best sights in the area - Nara being one of them.
June 29, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Geisha Makeover
A unique alternative to the dress-up of your childhood, be made up as a Geisha or Samurai in the old Japanese capital of Kyoto.
June 28, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Mt. Koya
Mt. Koya, with its thick forests and monastic complex, is an incredible place to visit from Osaka, Kyoto or Nara. Click here to read more.
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 24, 2010
How To Use The City Bus
Your Japan Rail Pass not only covers travel on the Bullet Train, but on JR buses too. Find out how to use the bus system with or without a pass here.
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.