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How to Save Money While Traveling Around Japan

Simple ways to reduce travel costs using cards and points schemes.

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Japan Travel 101: Your First Trip in 2023

How to plan for your first trip to Japan

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Surf, Sun and Save: Discounts for Kanagawa Beaches in Japan

Here are 5 fantastic bargain beach trips from Tokyo that you can visit without breaking the bank.

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Visit these 5 Destinations in Japan via Shinkansen with JR East Discounts

From Kanazawa to Yamadera, these five rewarding destinations in Japan are now cheaper to access via bullet train.

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Respite in The Countryside: The Hostels Making a Difference in Rural Japan

Stories of people with big dreams keeping small Japanese towns alive

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5 Days Exploring Akita, Aomori and Iwate Prefectures with the JR East Pass

Foreign residents of Japan can now travel through Tohoku and beyond at a discounted price previously only available to inbound tourists.

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Discover Tohoku with the JR East Pass

Non-native residents of Japan can travel through all of Tohoku and beyond, for a discounted price previously only available to inbound tourists.

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Explore Kyushu with the Island’s Ultimate Train Ticket Deal

Get the budget-friendly JR Kyushu Rail Pass and travel Japan’s scenic third island in comfort.

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GaijinPot’s Guide to Go To Travel

Everything to catch you up to speed on Japan's domestic travel campaign.

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How to Use a Mobile IC App

Wondering how to set up a mobile Suica or Passmo? Check out our step-by-step guide.

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How You Can Support Local Businesses in Japan During COVID-19

Do your part to help Japan's local economy all from your computer.

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5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Forget full moon parties in Koh Phangan or rickshawing through the streets of Hanoi, there’s a new budget paradise in town.

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