The JR Pass is a special pass available only to those entering Japan on a tourist visa. It allows for unlimited travel around Japan on JR lines usually at a price much less than purchasing individual tickets.
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We really enjoyed our time in Japan. It was cherry blossom season, and we were lucky to hit the peak days almost everywhere we went. Our focus was Kyushu, which we had not visited before. We were especially impressed with the temples and shrines, the steaming volcanoes, the beautiful views of mountains and waterfalls, the ryokan and onsen experience, the Japanese gardens, and the historic sites in Nagasaki (Dejima, the A-Bomb memorial) and Kumamoto (the castle, which was still impressive even though it has been earthquake damaged: Kumamoto Castle in April). We had excellent advice and support from the Japan Travel Centre who arranged personal tours for us (with drivers and guides) that allowed us to see things we never could have seen otherwise. Wakako Kondo in particular not only worked hard with us in the lead up to our travel to get the best possible itinerary, but also actively helped us during the trip. We would be very happy to recommend Japan Travel Centre to anybody planning a trip to Japan.