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Torii Gates

Shinto & Shrines

A guide for travellers to Japan on Shintoism and visiting shrines with information sourced from a 17th generation Shinto Priestess. 

Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan 

Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan 

Japan will host the Rugby World Cup this year from 20 september to 2 November. Order your Japan Rail Pass

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Is the Japan Rail Pass worth it?

Many visitors enjoy traveling by rail in Japan: The network is broad, the trains are roomy and comfortable, and they are always on time! 

Travel to Kanazawa

From Tokyo to Kanazawa: A Journey via the Hokuriku Shinkansen

The Shinkansen line, that became the Hokuriku Shinkansen, was built before the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics to service the host city.

Nagasaki, Japan

The Japan Rail Pass in comparison

For years, the pass has been hailed as one of the most advantage-filled package deals in the world, not just in regards to Japan.

Shibuya Station

About the 2023 Japan Rail Pass Price Increase

The popular Japan Rail Pass will be seeing a price increase in October of 2023.

Golden week

Golden Week Travel Advice

Japan will celebrate Golden Week from April 29 to May 7, 2023, which comprises four national holidays: Showa Day on April 29, Constitutional Memorial Day on May 3, Greenery Day on May 4, and Childr

The Nozomi Shinkansen Series N700

Riding the Shinkansen with the Japan Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Pass allows for unlimited travel on almost all Shinkansen trains, making it a popular option for travelers to Japan.

Woman Driving

Traveling to Japan: Should I buy a Japan Rail Pass or Rent a Car?

Traveling Japan often entails railway travel, and with that, the Japan Rail Pass is a very popular options.

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Top 9 Tips for First-Time JR Pass Users

The Japan Rail Pass boasts a medley of benefits for travelers to Japan, but for first-time users, using it to its maximum potential may not be fully known.

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