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Travelling In Northern Kyushu

Get set to explore the Northern Kyushu region when you purchase a JR Northern Kyushu pass, giving you the chance to discover breathtaking attractions in Beppu, Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita and more.

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What you need to know about Hokkaido

The beautiful Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan's four major islands.

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Looking for Japan itinerary inspiration?

At Rail Plus we pride ourselves on being rail experts. Our expertise and years of experience has taught us many things but the most important thing is that there is never a ‘one type fits all’ approach to travel.

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Chase the Cherry Blossom Trail by Rail

Japan's cherry blossom season is a truly magical experience, where national parks and iconic castles are transformed by seas of pink, white and red flowers. With a Japan Rail Pass you can enjoy this breathtakingly beautiful phenomenon, while discovering the many other highlights of the land of the rising sun.

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4 Essential Winter Experiences in Japan

Japan is famous for its cultural engagement with, and contemplation of, the natural world, so it will come as no surprise to know that winter in the land of the rising sun is celebrated like nowhere else on earth. There are dozens of winter festivals and events scattered all over the northern part of Honshu and and northernmost Island of Hokkaido, all of which are made easy to access with the JR Pass. This week, we take a look at four essential experiences to seek out if you’re in Japan over the winter months.

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Experience 4,000 Years of Japanese History in 14 Days

For many travellers, the allure of Japan lies in the unique way that the country melds together the past, present and, in some cases, the future into a complex cultural tapestry where everything seems simultaneously traditional and progressive. Human habitation in Japan stretches back to around 30,000BC and in that time, war, religion, hardship, nature, politics and of course people have helped to shape a landscape and national identity that is unlike any other in the world.

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