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Jiyuseki Tricks

How to Take Advantage of Your Freedom

Donny Kimball
6 min readJul 26, 2023

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A bullet train on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line departs from Kanazawa Station for Tokyo. Jiyuseki seats are in the front four cars.

This really shouldn’t come as a surprise given how much I travel, but I take a lot of bullet trains. In fact, when people ask me where I live, I often say that my official address is in Tokyo, but I actually live on the Shinkansen. Over the course of my many years traversing the countryside, I’ve come up…

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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/