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This year at the end of May, I was fortunate enough to experience traditional rice planting in Japan. We got picked up at Hakata station, and were driven to Ukiha, which is about an hour’s drive from Fukuoka city. I’ve always imagined…

Complimentary SIM

Book a Tailor-made Japan Rail Pass Plus Tour with us by 5th January 2019 and we’ll include a COMPLIMENTARY Japan Data SIM-Card! About our Data SIM-Cards Japan Travel SIM is a prepaid SIM-card which can be used throughout Japan. This enables you to access…

The JR Kyushu Rail Passes transported us quickly from one destination to another!

The Japan Travel Center provided excellent transportation, accommodations, and service for our trip. The SUNQ bus 3-day pass allowed us to travel through the Aso Volcano country (yes, down into the steep caldera) and could also be used on ferries. We used…

Japan Rail Pass - Is it worth it?

Is a Japan Rail Pass worth it? The Japan Rail Pass is a fantastic value for money if you are planning to make lots of long journeys throughout Japan. The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on trains (except for NOZOMI and…

Sukimuland: take a trip back in time to Japan‘s olden days

Far from Tokyo, when you go to the southwest of Japan, to the island of Kyushu, is a small and charming area called Suki. It is part of the city of Kobayashi, in the Prefecture of Miyazaki. Miyazaki Prefecture is known for…

From 01Oct 2019 due to increase in Japanese consumption tax

IMPORTANT NOTICE: From 01Oct 2019 due to increase in Japanese consumption tax, base prices (in Japanese Yen) for Japan Rail Pass will increase. Subsequently, our GBP selling prices will reflect such increase, based on prevailing exchange rate. Type JR Pass Ordinary JR…

Island paradise: Amami Oshima

Summer is the season for sun, sea, and sand. While Japan may not be the first destination to come to mind for a beach holiday, the southern reaches of the Japanese archipelago actually boast some amazing seaside spots. For your next holiday,…

Kinosaki Onsen: An entire town that feels like its own ‘hot spring’ resort

Nishimuraya Honkan: an inn the heart of which beats with the hospitality of an old and great Japan. To reach Kansai’s famous hot spring ‘Kinosaki onsen’ takes around 2 and a half hours by train from Kyoto or 3 hours from Osaka. Hot…

The craggy peaks and ancient forests of Yakushima, and a side trip to Tanegashima

Yakushima Island, a compact, roughly circular island south of Kyushu, is an intensive, immersive nature experience. It is one of the first two UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites in Japan inscribed in 1993, and for good reason. The island is populated with…

What to Expect at a Japanese Wedding

No matter what country you are living in, if there is one tradition that is celebrated by all cultures it is the commemoration of the bond between two people: a wedding. For a European, that usually means a white dress, bouquet tossing…

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