Following last year’s March 11 earthquake, tourism in Japan has taken a hit (but is slowly recovering). To encourage travelers to come back to Japan, the Japan Railway Company is offering a special JR East Pass this year until 30th June. For just 10,000 yen, holders of the JR pass will get unlimited travel on all JR local, express and Shinkansen trains for any 3 days within a 10 day period.
While it only covers the Kanto Region and northern Japan, this is a significant discount since a single Shinkansen ride would cost you upwards of 16,000 yen. For more information, check out the JR East Pass Special page.Planning your holiday? We recommend visiting Agoda for a full list of hotels with early bird specials.