Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Seishun 18 Kippu, the verdict and tips
* it may make for a happier trip to combine a seishun pass with shinkansen / night bus / plane travel., or for an overseas visitor combining it with a JR pass, especially if time is limited. The scenery from the train through the dormitory towns out of Tokyo tends not be inspiring. Having said that though - the more you travel in a day, the cheaper the per km rate of travel becomes.
* know when the seishun ju hachi kippu seasons are. The JR East website has the info.
+ Not really a seishun 18 ticket tip, but it has lots of potential to combine it with bicycle riding. In Japan, the powers that be benevolently allow bagged bikes to travel free. :) But they must be bagged. At Yamadera the bike would have been a nuisance, but in Sakata, or Shinjo & Akita, with a bit more time, having a bike to explore on could make for really fun travel.
If I think of others I will write them :)
If you search seishun 18 on this site, you'll come up with my seishun 18 2011 trip.