Tag: Tokyo

  • Japan on a Budget: Sapporo to Ueno on the Hokutosei

    Having returned from Furano to Sapporo, I needed to get back to Tokyo in time to fly back home. There’s one simple and obvious way to do that: domestic flights from New Chitose airport to Haneda run just about every 30¬†minutes, take 90 minutes, and aren’t too expensive. Instead, I took a 16 hour long…

  • Japan on a budget, 2: Tokyo

    (This is part of a guide to travelling Honshu on a moderate budget and in limited time. Click here for the whole series). Arriving International flights arrive at Narita, outside Tokyo. It’s worth claiming your Japan Rail Pass in the large JR office here (follow signs to the trains, and it’s before the ticket gates)…

  • Ten Tokyo Travel Tips

    It’s been a while since we returned from Japan. I’m not even going to attempt to explain what it was like – just go, see, enjoy – but I did think I’d jot down a few tips for anyone planning a similarly short visit to Tokyo. And so here’s the ten things that I’d absolutely…