It’s easy to fall in love with Japan especially in the spring. It is the best time to visit Japan as the cherry blossom is in full bloom where the temperature hovers around 13°C in the afternoon. This is when you would want to take your own pace to soak in the sight and sound of the season. What makes this even more inviting is how easy you can navigate around Japan’s systematic and efficient public transport even for non-Japanese speaking tourist.
The Japan Rail Pass (also commonly called JR Pass) is a very cost effective rail pass for long distance train travel in Japan. This pass, available only to foreigners, gives unlimited use of JR trains for one, two or three weeks. The Japan Rail Pass must be purchased before arriving in Japan as it is not for sale inside Japan. The pass comes intwo types – ordinary and green. Green cars (first class cars) offer more spacious seats than ordinary cars.