I’m not going to sugar coat it. I’m a bit of a travel rookie. The sum total of my travels so far has been the UK, Ireland, Paris, Bruges, Bratislava and Rome. It sounds like a few places but its not really, a weekend here and there, no more. I actually only started travelling last year, why you ask? Well, because I was being a great big wimp and refusing to get on a plane for fear of it going down.
Our first train ticket cost us 1000 yen which is around £7.60, I tried to Google getting around Japan (before I arrived) and kept on seeing adverts for a JR Pass which can cost anywhere between £300.00 – £1000 depending on how much travelling you want to do when you are there. My advice? Just buy the train tickets at the station (or airport) when you arrive in Japan. A day pass for the Tokyo area is 1000 yen. You can find out what the cheapest option is at the airport. Please don’t believe rumours about having to purchase tickets outside of Japan first! It’s rubbish!