Tokyo

1 to 3 days

20 best day trip plan from Tokyo: DIY day trip planner for the first timer to the advanced traveler

I chose 20 places that can be visited on a day trip from Tokyo. I covered simple plans, tightly packed schedules, and places where you might not be able to go on a day trip.
Rail pass for residents

Flex Rail Ticket, The Tokaido Shinkansen round trip deal between Tokyo, Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka for all of you

Flex Rail Ticket is the Shinkansen deal for the travel among Tokyo, Shin-Yokohama, Mishima, Odawara, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka. It is available for not only the tourist but also the resident. Please find the detailed information about this deal in this post.
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo to Osaka one way trip with Alpine route, Takayama, Shirakawago, Hiroshima, Osaka and Kyoto 9 days by JR Pass 7 days

I would like to show you 9 days sample itinerary which includes very popular places with Tokyo to Osaka one way trip...
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Sample itineraries

Sample itinerary Tokyo, Alpine Route, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Osaka 9 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days

Northern central part of Japan offers many "Must-See" places, such as Shirakawago, Takayama, Tateyama Kurobe alpine ...
7 to 9 days

How to make the itinerary of Tokyo – Osaka one way trip

If you plan to make one way trip between Tokyo and Osaka, JR Pass does not work. Because 7-day JR Pass price is almost same as the round trip fare between Tokyo and Osaka by the Shinkansen. This post shows you how to manage Tokyo-Osaka one way trip by a regular ticket and a local deal.
2017 Hokkaido

Trip to Hokkaido in 2017 winter – Part 1, from Narita Airport to Sendai

My trip report to Hokkaido in 2017. This post is the first part of the report from Narita airport to Sendai.
10 to 13 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hokkaido 10 days by JR Pass 7-day

Please find 10 days itinerary which covers Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Sapporo, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya and Hakodate.
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo to Osaka plus Nikko and Himeji in 7 days by Japan Rail Pass

7 days JR Pass price is almost same as round trip fare between Tokyo and Osaka by Shinkansen. That means if you have...
Rail pass for residents

Platt Kodama, one way deal among Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka by the Shinkansen

This post explains you about Platt Kodama which is a sort of the Shinkansen deal. It offers one way trip between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka by the Shinkansen Kodama.
2016 winter Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku

Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 10, Trip from Nagano to Tokyo and taking Sunrise Seto

Sunrise Izumo and Sunrise Seto are only scheduled overnight trains in Japan. This post is continued from Trip to Toh...
Rail pass for visitors

JR East Pass Tohoku. Flex 5 days pass in 14 days period to cover Tokyo, surrounding area of Tokyo and Tohoku region.

JR East Pass Tohoku covers Tohoku region, Tokyo and surrounding areas. You can pick any 5 days in 14 days period to use this pass. It is very flexible. You may find more information about this pass, JR East Pass Tohoku in this post.
Rail pass for visitors

JR East Pass Nagano Niigata user guide. Flex 5-day pass in 14 days period to cover Nagano, Niigata, Tokyo and surrounding area.

JR East Pass Nagano Niigata is a good deal to travel Nagano and Niigata area. It covers Tokyo and surrounding area too. This post gives you the detailed information about this pass. You will find that it suits your trip plan or not.
Hokkaido Area

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass user guide. Perfect deal for the travelers who visit Tokyo and Sapporo by train.

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass covers southern Hokkaido, Tohoku region and Kanto area. If you travel Sapporo, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Hakodate from Tokyo by a train, this deal is perfect. Please read this post to learn more.
Rail pass for visitors

Hokuriku Arch Pass user guide. Clarify valid trains, coverage area and compare single fare and pass

Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Osaka are covered by this deal. (C) ©Sue Ann Simon (upper left), Osaka Government Tourism Bu...
7 to 9 days

Basic itinerary of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka in 7 days

This post shows you the sample itinerary of Tokyo, Kyoto to Osaka one way trip. JR Pass is too expensive to cover this trip. You can find which deal and ticket are most cost-effective in this post.
Rail pass for visitors

Tokyo Wide Pass user guide. Perfect choice for trip to Nikko, Fuji, Gala Yuzawa and Odaiba

Tokyo Wide Pass is valid for 3 days and it covers Tokyo and surrounding area, such as Nikko, Lake Kawaguchi, Izu, Gala Yuzawa. This post shows you how to use this pass.
7 to 9 days

Basic itinerary of Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo in 7 days

This is the sample itinerary of Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo one way trip. This post shows you how to manage this one way trip.
1 to 3 days

Sample itinerary of day trip to Kanazawa and Shirakawago from Tokyo

You can visit Kanazawa and Shirakawago from Tokyo as a day trip. This post shows you the sample itinerary and how to manage this day trip.
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary of Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka classic route in 7 days

This post shows you 7 days sample itinerary which covers Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka. JR pass does not suit this trip plan. I show you how to choose the deals and tickets for this trip in this post
Mt. Fuji and Hakone

Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket is back in 2015. Perfect choice for just trip to Fuji san!

This deal, Mt. Fuji Round Trip Ticket was on sale in 2013 and 2014 during summer season only. Now this deal has just...
Rail pass for residents

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokyo Tokunai Pass), good choice for sightseeing in Tokyo.

Tokyo Tokunai Pass is JR deal which covers JR local line in downtown Tokyo. This post shows you how to use this deal.
Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Mishima, Shuzenji

The Tokaido, the Sanyo and the Kyushu Shinkansen (Bullet Train) train ride guide. Most popular train between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and Kagoshima.

This Shinkansen ride guide gives you all information about the Shinkansen between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata, Kumamoto and Kagoshima in this post.
2014 winter Aizu, Nikko and Hakone trip

Trip to Aizu, Nikko and Hakone in 2014 winter – Part 1, from Narita Airport to Tokyo

I visited Japan in mid February. In this trip, I went to Aizu, Nikko and Hakone as you see the above map. I also ha...
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

What is the Shinkansen (bullet train)? Most convenient and the fastest train service throughout Japan.

The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a high speed train service that is operated by JR. It is one of the fastest trains in world...
Kanto Area

Complete access guide to Ghibli Museum from Tokyo and Shinjuku.

I visited Ghibli Museum in this past spring and I realized how popular this site is for overseas travellers. It is n...
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