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Thursday, June 6, 2024

JAPAN: Best Keep Secret Pass

Hey there, fellow budget traveler! Japan offers an awesome way to experience Japan on a shoestring. Using this limited pass you can journey from Tokyo to Osaka via a classic route.

The Seishun 18 Kippu (青春18きっぷ, Seishun Jūhachi Kippu), literally translating to "Youthful 18 Ticket" or more poetically "Springtime of Life Ticket", is a special discount ticket issued in Japan. It allows travelers unlimited rides on local JR trains (Japan Railways Group) for a set period of five non-consecutive days within a designated seasonal period.

Here's a breakdown of the key points about the Seishun 18 Kippu:

Validity: 5 non-consecutive days within a designated seasonal period

Price: 12,050 yen (around $110 USD) (as of June 2024)

Availability: Sold during specific periods throughout the year that coincide with school breaks in Japan (Spring, Summer, and Winter)

Where to buy: Midori no Madoguchi (みどりの窓口) ticket offices at JR stations, authorized ticketing agents, and some convenience stores (limited)

What it covers: Unlimited rides on local JR trains (not bullet trains) throughout Japan during the validity period


Very affordable way to travel long distances on JR line

Great way to see the Japanese countryside and experience local train travel.


Limited to local JR trains (not bullet trains) so travel times can be long.

Tickets sell out quickly especially during peak travel times.

Requires careful planning as you need to factor in longer travel times on local trains and plan your itinerary around the 5 non-consecutive day validity period.

Additional things to consider:

Time vs Cost: The Seishun 18 Kippu is a very affordable option, but be prepared to spend significantly more time traveling because you'll be on local trains. Bullet trains can cover the distance between Tokyo and Osaka in about 2.5 hours, while local trains can take up to 12 hours or more.

Flexibility: The Seishun 18 Kippu requires more planning and flexibility since it's valid for non-consecutive days and doesn't allow for stopovers.

Accommodation: Since travel time is longer on local trains, you might need to factor in the cost of accommodation along the way depending on your itinerary.

Overall, the Seishun 18 Kippu is a great option for budget-minded travelers, especially students, who have plenty of time to explore Japan during their school breaks. However, keep in mind the limitations on travel speed and flexibility compared to using bullet trains.


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