July 14, 2015
Night Trains Using The Jr Pass: The Sunrise Express And Hamanasu Trains.
Learn about night trains using the Japan Rail Pass. These days only one night train remains in regular service in Japan, the Sunrise express.
March 1, 2011
Help! Lost Property
Losing things on the train is never fun. Luckily Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, and JR has many lost and found offices to try.
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!
January 25, 2011
Explore Western Japan On Jr Thunderbird
Venture off the beaten track to the west coast of Japan. Access the Japan Alps, Noto-hantō and Kanazawa with the JR Thunderbird.
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...
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...