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Which pass did you use? Japan Rail Pass 7 day ordinary
How long did you stay in Japan? 10 days
Please rate the Japan Rail Pass
Overall ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Excellent
Value ★ ★ ★ ★  Very Good
Easy to use ★ ★ ★ ★  Very Good
Our service ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Excellent
Which city/cities in Japan did you visit? Tokyo and Kyoto
Which of these did you enjoy the most? B. Historical sites (e.g. Temples, Shrines)
Your review We had a fantastic time in Japan. Everyone was incredibly friendly - about four or five times when standing looking at a map we were approached by passers' by to see if we needed help.

The maps can be a bit confusing as the street markings aren't very clear but we managed very easily on the subway. If you're going to use your Japan Rail Pass to travel back to the airport as we did it's worth noting that it's free on the JR pass AS LONG AS YOU RESERVE A SEAT. Otherwise you could be charged. We hadn't realised this until we tried to board the train. We popped back to the ticket hall and reserved a seat on the next train immediately but it could've been tricky had the train been busier.

Strangely some public bathrooms didn't have soap or paper to dry your hands so it's worth taking some hand wipes with you for that purpose.

Overall, the food, service and people were all amazing. It's worth taking a trip out of Tokyo to see a less hectic side to the country. There's so much more we could've seen and we really packed it all in. Don't always stick to the guidebooks - make sure you wander down the odd side-street as you often find interesting food stalls and shops that are off the beaten path.
Would you like to visit Japan again? Yes