Dissecting the JR Rail Pass

A woman waits for a using her JR Rail Pass waits for her bullet train at Kyoto Station
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium.

OK, it’s about time that someone deep dives on this topic. You see, one of the most common debates among travelers to Japan is whether or not they should buy the JR Rail Pass. In fact, I must get asked about the pass at least once or twice a week on social media. After all, while certainly costly, few other deals can save you as much money as a rightly used JR Rail…



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