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Dissecting the JR Rail Passes

Who Benefits from Buying ‘Em

Donny Kimball
18 min readOct 19, 2018

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On the starting date of her Japan Rail Pass (one of the Green JR Passes), a woman looks to board the green car in Kyoto.
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium

Ah, the mighty Japan Rail Pass… When I originally penned this piece back in 2018, I didn’t think that I would ever need to do as significant an update as I have now completed. Alas, nothing lasts forever, my dear readers, and that includes the pricing for this ever-economical pass. As you…

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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/