On a previous travel guide post, I mentioned some cheaper ways to travel around Japan. One of the ways to to do this is with a Seishun 18 Kippu (read as “seishun juuhachi kippu“), that allows you 5 days of unlimited JR train access except for special expresses/shinkansen. Granted you’ll need a lot of time to get around, but it’s great for backpackers, group travel, and hopping off random stations to explore… Or people like me who don’t mind spending half a day or two on the train to save 40,000 yen ($400 USD) in travel costs.
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That’s right! I went to Gifu, Okayama, and back, and that’s about how much I saved with this ticket and choosing to by local/rapid trains instead of taking the bullet train. My whole train fare for the trip (including another trip I took to Tokyo with a friend to see the Fushigi Yūgi play) cost me less than 10,000 yen ($100 USD) with a Seishun 18 Kippu.
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It’s the end of the school and fiscal year in the Japan, but if your social calendar is anything like mine, it’s not a time for rest! On the Japanese side of things there’s graduations, new students, and new hires to celebrate. On the expat side, old friends will be leaving to return home or move on elsewhere and new expats will be moving over in their place, with a string of sayonara parties to pay your respects at and parties to welcome the newcomers. If you’re staying put in Japan, chances are like most Japanese you’ll be traveling somewhere.
No matter if you’re just arriving, staying put, or leaving, I’d like to share with you some good tips that I hope you’ll find useful during your next travel.
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