These are some answers to a traveler's questions on
Japan on a budget
By Carole Goldsmith
Copyright Carole Ann Goldsmith © 2014 All Rights Reserved
Japan Rail Pass is useful when travelling long distance and can only be used on JR trains, buses and ferries.
Flying with Jetstar/ Peach is generally much cheaper from major city to city than going by Shinkansen or Bullet Train.
Suica Pass is suitable in major cities across Japan. http://www.jreast.co.
Kansai Pass suitable for Kansai travel http://www.surutto.com/
Driving is waste of time and can be difficult traveling long distance in Japan.
Use the Willer overnight buses if you want to go by road instead of air or Shinkansen https://willerexpress.
Kyoto - stay in Osaka at Osaka Chuo Oasis http://www.chuogroup.jp/
oasis/en/index.html and use either Kansai Pass or Suica Pass to travel to Kyoto and surrounds.
Remember to go to Shiraishi Island - catch Kazaoka bus from OCAT Namba station in Osaka. http://japan-on-a-budget.
blogspot.com.au/2014/05/ shiraishi-island-japans- island-paradise.html
How to get to Kanazawa http://www.kanazawa-
Enjoy for travels in Japan