When it comes to getting around like a local, nothing beats the convenience of public transport. For tourists, however, it can be a little overwhelming and confusing — not to mention the hassle of fishing for spare change in your pocket every time you need to ride. If you're planning a trip around Japan, do yourself a favor and purchase a JR Rail Pass.
This pass allows unlimited rides on the Green Car on JR Shinkansen bullet trains and Limited Express trains that offer more spacious seats than ordinary cars. You can also use this pass on local trains, local buses, Narita Express, Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line, and other JR-operated transportation. Valid for 7, 14, or 21 consecutive days after the activation date, it's great value for those who want to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major cities in Japan. Take advantage of this great offer to see a lot more for a lot less!
How to Get Your Rail Pass