Travel in Japan Specialist "Japan Experience" Broadens Its Offer With the Regional Train Passes

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Already offering the Japan Rail Pass to its customers across the world, Japan Experience is launching a new type of train passes: the regional train passes. Travelers can now opt for these cheaper and more localized pass to focus their visit on a specific area in Japan.

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Created in 1981, Japan Experience has gone through the decades adapting its activities to new businesses and became the first European tour operator dedicated to Japan. The company aims to become a leader in America in the coming years.

Offering multiple services to their customers such as vacation rental, car rental and different types of tours, Japan Experience is also providing the famous Japan Rail Pass to his customers. This unique train ticket gives access to all JR trains in the country for a period of 7, 14 or 21 days and his attractive price is only available for tourists.

The company is now launching a brand new service with the regional train passes for Japan. These passes are functioning in the same way than the Japan Rail Pass: for a given time span, you can use the JR train network of the concerned region as many times as needed.

Six different passes allow the traveler to get to know Japan in its every details :

The JR Kyushu Pass, allowing the traveler to discover the charms of the third largest and southernmost island of Japan;
The Shikoku Pass which gives access to JR trains in this region known for its famous 88-temple pilgrimage;
The West Pass, which included lines as the Sanyo shinkansen, the Kansai airport express and the ferry to Miyajima;
The Kansai Pass, with which you can reach famous cities like Osaka, Kyoto, Nara or Kobe;
The East Pass which allows to travel from Tokyo as far as Nagano, Niigata, Shinjo, Akita and Aomori;
The Hokkaido Pass, giving access to the numerous national parks, coastal plains and volcanic plateaus of Hokkaido, the second largest and northernmost Japanese.

"We understand the ever-changing needs of modern travelers," said Claude Saulière, Japan Experience's CEO, "this is why diversifying our offer is of central importance to keep on providing the best service to our customers."

With an extended railway network and an extremely effective train system, Japan is the country to visit by train. The Japan Rail Pass has been especially designed for tourists - easy to use and much cheaper than individual tickets, it stands as a must-have for any traveler to Japan. It provides access to all train lines operated by Japan Railways (JR) throughout Japan (with the exception of some high-speed trains including the 'Nozomi' Shinkansen) for a period of 1, 2 or 3 weeks.

Japan Experience is a travel agency specializing in Japan, founded 32 years ago. Based in London, Paris, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan Experience aims to be Europe's leading specialist in travel in Japan, working with no middlemen, to bring its travelers more transparency and simplicity, better knowledge of the country, and the best prices. For all the information on the Japan Rail Pass and other Japan Regional Passes, check out

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