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The bus is also an option when touring in Japan, particularly to small rural places. There are day- in addition to in a single day buses between most locations in Japan. We took a bus in the Takayama area, as there have been no train choices to the small remote villages we wished to go to. Our impression was that the buses should not particularly low cost either, they usually take a lot more time.
Here is why a prepaid Japan Rail Pass will prevent money: A prepare ticket between as an example Tokyo and Kyoto price about one hundred twenty us$ one way, and the ticket between Kyoto and Hiroshima cost about one hundred us$ one way. So going by train Tokyo-Kyoto-Hiroshima-Tokyo will in total be one hundred twenty+one hundred twenty+one hundred+one hundred = 440 us$, which makes the JR go worthwhile, and that’s only three cities.
Thanks Maria! We did sadly not try a capsule hotel, but I`m positive it is a enjoyable experience, unless you find yourself getting a brilliant snorer as your neighbour, hehe. June is rainy season in Japan. We visited in July/ August, and it did rain however not day-after-day and usually only for a brief time period (one hour or two) when it rained pretty heavy. Just bring an umbrella or rain coat and you may be nice. For occasion can you spend three days in Tokyo and do a day-trip from right here to Nikko ( -of-nikko ), and to Mt Fuji (we didn’t go to Mt Fuji as a result of the weather was so bad…).
If you, nonetheless, want to eat western food some days, expect to pay greater than for Japanese food. Also, if you’re a fresh fruit and vegetable lover like me, then forget about eating a lot of that whereas in Japan if you want to lower your expenses. Fruits and greens are very expensive! If you might be only going to remain in Japan for a brief period, and solely be staying in one city (for instance Tokyo) and use that as a base to see the town and the encompassing space, then the JR Pass will not be obligatory.