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Bullet Trains and Cherry Blossoms

March 13, 2014 Rail No Comments Email Email

unnamed (4)WITH the snow slowly melting for another year Japan’s cherry blossom season is painting the countryside pink, a sight best enjoyed from the comfort of the country’s amazing railway system.

The delicate trees burst into bloom all over the country from mid-March until early-May and are best seen from the country’s famous Shinkansen “Bullet” trains. unnamed (5)

Melbourne-based International Rail has a range of rail access passes in Japan, the most popular being the Japan National Rail Pass which is available as seven, 14 or 21 consecutive day passes in either Green Class (First class) or Ordinary Class (Second class). These passes are exclusively for international tourists and can only be purchased outside of Japan and prior unnamed (6)to arrival.

This JR rail pass gives you access to almost all types of travel around Japan including JR trains, Shinkansen “Bullet” trains, urban and rural local trains and JR ferry service in Miyama.

Passes start from as little as $43 per day and must be validated in Japan within three months of the purchase date.

For more details and to purchase a national Japan Rail Pass contact International Rail.

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