February 16, 2021
10 Insider Tips For Using The Japan Rail Pass
We’ve asked our most frequent users what tips they would give first time travellers to Japan when it comes to using the Japan Rail Pass.
October 8, 2020
Guide To Ekiben: The Best Bento Box For On The Train
In most countries, the food you get on trains isn’t great, but in Japan it’s amazing. Welcome to Ekiben - the world’s most delicious lunch boxes.
September 10, 2020
When Is The Best Time To Visit Japan?
They say timing is everything in life and that’s certainly true when it comes to planning your dream holiday to Japan. Discover the best time to visit.
July 26, 2020
Staying In A Japanese Capsule Hotel
Sleeping in a futuristic capsule hotel has become as uniquely Japanese as a traditional tea ceremony. It’s also innovative, convenient and fun.
June 11, 2020
30 Tips On How To Use Japan’s Metros
For places like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, you’ll want to use the various Japan metro networks to get around each city on arrival and when sightseeing.
May 24, 2020
Five Books To Read About Japan Before You Travel
There’s so much you can learn about Japan’s culture, history, food, and more without leaving your chair. Get ready for our guide to the best books to read before you visit Japan.
April 21, 2020
How Much Luggage Can I Bring On The Shinkansen And Japanese Trains?
Learn what your luggage allowance is on the Shinkansen and Japanese trains in general. Restrictions apply to size, weight and pieces you can bring.
April 1, 2020
How To Travel To/From Itami (Itm) Airport
Learn how to access Itami Airport from Kyoto, Osaka, Shin-Osaka and Kansai Airport. Including fares, time tables and transfer information.
February 11, 2020
Marry Me! Where To Propose In Japan
It’s time to ask THAT question of your loved one, but where to do it? Thankfully, Japan is filled with beautiful, unique and once-in-a-lifetime locations to get down on one knee.
December 27, 2019
Do You Need A Visa To Go To Japan?
With so many options for a Japan travel visa, JR Pass has everything you need to know for Japan tourist visas, from a family-related Japan visa to a business visa.