If you want to travel many different area in Japan,
I highly recommend to use “Japan Rail Pass”
It’s really reasonable and flexible.
From Aomori, top of north in Honsyu, to Kagoshima, bottom of south in Kyushu,
you can use bullet trains in fixed price.
Price is fixed by days, 7 days, 14 days and 21 days.
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For example, my family made a plan to go Japan for 10 days.
Our flight lands at Tokyo airport, Narita. Thus, first 5 days stay in Tokyo.
After that, we visit Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka, where is between from Tokyo to Kyoto.
And staying in kyoto for 4 days for sight-seeing and going to Hiroshima last day.
From Hiroshima, we return back to Kansai, where is Kyoto and Osaka area, and flight back to our home country from Kansai airport.
So, we use bullet trains from Tokyo to Shizuoka, Shizuoka to Kyoto, Kyoto to Hiroshima and Hiroshima to Osaka.
If we use general train ticket, total price would be ￥36,870
Tokyo to Shizuoka
Shizuoka to Kyoto
Kyoto to Hiroshima
Hiroshima to Shin Osaka
Our 7 days rail pass is ￥28,300,
so ￥8,570 is cheaper!!! approximately US $80
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