review

RobC

Nickname RobC
Which pass did you use? Japan Rail Pass 7 day ordinary
How long did you stay in Japan? 2 weeks
Please rate the Japan Rail Pass
Overall ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Excellent
Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Excellent
Easy to use ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Excellent
Our service ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Excellent
Which city/cities in Japan did you visit? Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima
Which of these did you enjoy the most? F. Other
Your review My visit to Japan was an incredible experience I hope to repeat soon.

It's almost impossible to name one aspect that made the trip so special but rather it was a combination of many things: the wonderfully warm and polite people, incredible sushi from the stalls at Tsukiji, the sheer visual overload of areas like Akihabara, Shinjuku and Shibuya - particularly at night and by contrast the calm, peaceful atmosphere around the shrines at Nikko.

I came away with so many wonderful memories, but only feel like I barely scratched the surface of what Japan has to offer, therefore I'm sure I'll be returning before long.

The Rail Pass was invaluable, I'd recommend it as an essential purchase for anyone wishing to see more of Japan than just Tokyo.

Best bits:
• Sushi at Tskiji
• The 'Bladerunner' feel of Tokyo on a rainy night
• Eating Yakatori at the tiny stalls under Shinjuku train tracks
• Wandering around Nikko at dusk when everyone had left
• Visiting Hiroshima Peace Park and museum, incredibly moving
• Walking up Fushimi Inari-taisha
Would you like to visit Japan again? Yes

 

robc
Kyoto