Tips Traveling Cheap in Japan

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Some of us may have heard that Japan is the most expensive country in the world. Problems that may arise if we want to backpacking to Japan, how to budget backpacking mensiasati in Japan can be suppressed. Here are some tips to push the budget for backpacking in Japan.

Picture: Kinkakuji (Kyoto)


Seishun 18 kippu (read: Seishun juuhachi kippu)

This is a cheap ticket for the train in Japan. Physical form can be seen in the picture below. These tickets are sold only during the school holidays in Japan (holiday christmas / new year, spring break (early March - early April) and summer (early July - early September). For the exact date can be viewed on the website japan-guide . The price is 11,500 yen (as of August 2006) for 5 days unconsecutive (so 2300 yen a day). Do not convert into dollars, because the reply diconvert so expensive. In Japan 2300 yen a day for all local trains for rapid + throughout Japan operated by Japan Railways practically very cheap. Trade off with time. Examples of the Shinkansen is 2.5 hours from Tokyo to Kyoto, with a Seishun 18 kippu need 9 hours. But the price could be 1 / 5 the price of Shinkansen (13.000an vs. yen in 2300 yen.

Picture Seishun 18 kippu

These tickets have five "space" / box each spacenya was stamped by the clerk at the entrance (Manned gate) to the platform. Since the stamp is valid for the date in the stamp (1 × 24 hours). So assuming your tickets there are five boxes. Examples on Monday morning you want to use 18 kippu. You enter through Manned gate, the officer stamped, and during Monday's day you are free to anywhere in Japan (use the train or rapid / local which is operated JR). Recommended for backpacking from Tokyo to the West (Kansai region, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Nagasaki)

Example use Seishun 18 kippu (starting point tokyo)
  • Day 0: before the hour 11.43PM Tokyo - Yokohama wear regular ticket rose moonlight nagara. But 18 kippu not stamped before 12pm.
  • Day 1: one day 18 kippu used, Moonlight nagara Yokohama to Nagoya, muter spun in Nagoya until 4PM, and then to Osaka after hours of 10pm to catch the Moonlight Kyushu to Hakata (Fukuoka)
  • Day 2: 18 kippu one day be used in the morning until at Hakata, the streets sampe afternoon in Fukuoka. Hours 4 / 5 afternoon train to Nagasaki (till around 8 / 9 nights).
  • Day 3: Nagasaki
  • Day 4: Free, but if out of the city of Nagasaki, try to get near.
  • Day 5: one day18 Nagasaki kippu used to Huis ten bosch / Fukuoka. Kyushu moonlight evening,
  • 6th day: one day fell 18 kippu used in Miyajima around dawn - prepare for sleep in the station's heart. Half-day to the island is a big Torii (often a symbol of Japan tourism promotion). Seishun 18 kippu applies to the JR ferry to the island. Then half a day in Hiroshima - good only A-bomb Dome (Gembaku Domu). Hiroshima-Miyajima was very close. Around 5 / 6 afternoon train at Osaka, Osaka night until
  • Day 7-13: Osaka + cities around Osaka (Himeji, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara)
  • Day 14: one day18 used kippu Osaka - Nagoya by regular train. ½-day stop in Nagoya. 4 hour afternoon local train to Tokyo (6 hours).
  • With the above routes, only need 1 set of 18 kippu (unconsecutive five days).
Hokkaido and Higashinihon Pass
Resemblance Seishun 18 kippu. This difference applies only to from Tokyo to the north (Hokkaido Tohoku +). The second difference worth 10,000 yen and is valid for 5 consecutive days. Recommended banget (compared Seishun 18 kippu) if you want to Hokkaido.

1 comment:

  1. wow....beautifull place in japan, great place for vacation :)