Japan has a distinctive charm with a truly inspiring culture. Attracted to the adventure and equipped with a Japan Rail Pass, ACP Rail’s Frederic Salort visited two cities in the Land of the Rising Sun and shares his experience.
As a kid, I grew up watching animes and later found out my favorite programs originated from Japan. Then with the internet, my wife and I discovered movies, dramas and tv shows. From then on, we decided we had to go.
Seeing Tokyo I spent most of my trip in Tokyo, where every part of the metropolis is like stepping into different worlds like More >
On sale for a limited time from March 1st to June 14th, 2013
From historic shrines to Mt. Fuji, the Eastern region of Japan has no shortage of iconic sights. With various upcoming spring festivals in Tokyo and the Cherry Blossom season throughout the country, there are plenty of reasons to take advantage of the JR East Pass Special Offer.
For a limited time, you can purchase the 3 day JR East Pass Special and save on the price of a regular JR East Pass. The promotional rail pass is on sale from March 1st to June 14th, 2013 and is available More >
A look at Japan’s southernmost island
Planning a trip to Kyushu? Japan’s third island in size includes eight prefectures and many cities waiting to be discovered. You can explore the island at your leisure with a Kyushu Rail Pass. Here are six destinations you can reach by rail to help get your itinerary started.
Fukuoka Fukuoka is regarded as a nice city to start when visiting Japan for the first time. The city is fairly modern and its public transit services, including the shinkansen bullet trains, are linked to most of the city’s main attractions. One of those attractions, the Kyushu National Museum, More >
Enjoy great savings!
With the JR East Pass Special get a 3 day Flexi Pass to be used within 10 days.
This is a limited time offer on sale from March 1 to June 14, 2012.
More details about the JR East Pass Special:
The e-ticket must be exchanged in Japan between April 1 – June 21, 2012. You may travel with the JR East Pass Special between April 1 – June 30, 2012. More >
By Andy Jarosz
With bullet trains covering huge distances in a short time it’s tempting to assume that anywhere in Japan can be reached within a few hours. Yet almost 3000km separate the southern tip of Kyushu from the northernmost point in Hokkaido and an itinerary that covers all four of the main islands of Japan, even with a 21 day Japan Rail pass, is bound to involve many hours spent on trains. A bit of planning is therefore essential if you want to make the most of your Japan Rail (JR) Pass. Here are a few useful things to know More >
A popular itinerary highlights that a Japan Rail Pass offers great value!
The Japan Rail Pass offers an incredibly economical way to travel throughout Japan by rail. This includes travel aboard all Japan Railways (JR) lines and the Shinkansen ‘bullet trains’ (the only exception is the pass is not valid on “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains).
Here is a sample itinerary to popular tourist destinations in Japan, comparing point to point ticket fares, with the cost of a Japan Rail Pass. This is if you are arriving at Narita airport and traveling around for a week. Of course if you stay longer and More >
Available for purchase from March 1st to June 20th, 2011
A 3 day Japan Rail East Pass (or JR East Pass) Special Offer is available to overseas visitors beginning March 1st for travel between April 1st and June 30th, 2011*, with fares available for adults and children in Ordinary (standard) class. With the JR East Pass Special Offer, enjoy great savings and a shorter pass validity of 3 flexible travel days, within a 10-day period starting from the first day of use.
* You may select travel dates between April 1st and June 20th, 2011 at time of booking. The e-ticket must be More >
Get around with a Japan Rail Pass
Japan attracts visitors in April each year for the blooming cherry blossoms that bring a beautiful pink hue to Japan’s many cities, parks, riversides, gardens, castles and shrines. Map out your own cherry blossom viewing tour with a Japan rail pass. Japan rail passes also provide access to some top sightseeing attractions, from Tokyo and Nagano to Mount Fuji. Japan rail travel is highly popular thanks to its Shinkansen “bullet trains”, where you can be sure to get around Japan quickly, safely and comfortably.
You can enjoy Japan’s cherry blossoms in an endless number of More >
Receive orders faster from one of our 4 global distribution centers
It’s nice to know the shipping deal before you place an order online so here it is. ACP Rail has distribution centers in North America, Europe, China and Australia, ready to ship anywhere in the world. Shipping time and fees depend on where you live but here are some general guidelines on how much time you should give yourself to receive an order*.
- Residents of The USA and Canada can select priority shipping (1-2 business days) or regular shipping (up to 5 business days).
- Residents of Europe can select priority shipping More >
1) Savings – For most itineraries, once you compare the cost of point to point train tickets vs. buying a rail pass, it quickly becomes clear that you get much more value with a rail pass. Sometimes you can even make up the price of your rail pass in your first travel days, leaving you with a few days of travel – practically for free! Not to mention the potential savings by keeping a flexible itinerary with a rail pass and not committing to a set train ticket there is less chance you will have to pay cancellation fees if your More >