Hacking the Shinkansen

How to Cheaply Use the Bullet Train

Donny Kimball
4 min readAug 10, 2017

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There are many hacks that foreign tourists don’t know about for traveling in Japan for cheap

The Shinkansen or bullet train is by far the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between Japan’s major cities. Unfortunately with great convenience comes great costs; the Shinkansen is far from being the most budget-friendly option. Furthermore, many travelers who are intent on staying longer than a just week or two may also be hesitant to fork out a lot…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/