Suica Card vs JR Pass: Which is right for you?

Planning a trip to Japan and wondering how to navigate the vast transportation network efficiently? You might opt for one of 2 popular travel passes, the Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) or the Suica Card, one of the prepaid IC cards in Japan.

Both offer unique advantages, but which one is right for your journey? On this page, we break down the strengths and differences of each and help you decide whether to order a JR Pass or Suica card, or both.

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JR Pass vs JR Regional Passes: Which should I choose?

Embarking on a journey through Japan? One of the most crucial decisions for any traveler is selecting the right discount travel pass, whether the national JR Pass or JR Regional Passes.

Whether you’re planning to traverse the entire country or explore specific regions in depth, understanding the nuances of these passes is key to a seamless and enjoyable experience.

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Torii Gates: Origins and Must-Visit Locations

Torii gates are an instantly recognizable symbol of Japan. They’re the traditional Japanese gates most commonly found at the entrance to Shinto shrines and mark the transition from the everyday to the sacred.

With an estimated 90,000 Shinto shrines in Japan, each with at least one Torii gate, these gates have become synonymous with Japan’s cultural and spiritual landscape. They’re a must-see for visitors to the country.

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