Japan Rail Pass : for JR trains bus and ferry

A Japan Rail Pass (or JR Pass) offers unlimited travel on most trains including Shinkansen, buses and ferries operated by Japan Railways Group throughout Japan, for one, two or three weeks.

It is available only for those travellers visiting Japan from abroad as tourists and  you have to buy an exchange voucher BEFORE you travel to Japan.  You can buy the JR pass online or through travel agents across the world.

read more

Travelling on trains with bicycles in Japan


In Japan, traveling on the train with a bicycle is permitted, even on Shinkansen with no extra charge.  You can take a bike on any train at any time for free of charge if you store it in a bike bag called ‘Rinko bag’ 輪行バッグ.

read more