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Step 5: Discounts and Passes for Japan 2018 Guide

When I was planning my trip I spent a lot of my time looking for discounts and passes for the cities I was staying in. It saved me money in the long run because I didn’t need to buy a 21 day Japan Rail Pass, I only needed a 14 day one for a 3-week trip!

I also used the discounts to get either free or discount entry to places like Osaka’s Umeda Sky Building, Kaiyu Aquarium, Osaka Castle, Kobe’s Nunobiki Herb Garden, Hirosaki Castle and more.

My Discounts and Passes for Japan 2018 Guidebook includes discounts to the following cities:

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
  • Nara
  • Nikko
  • Hiroshima
  • Miyajima
  • Nagoya
  • Takayama
  • Yokohama
  • Sapporo
  • Tohoku
  • Mount Fuji

If you’re anything like me you want to make your yen go further and have the best holiday possible. Budgeting for your trip is so important because you can ensure you don’t overspend or under save. 

Cost Comparison of Tourist Pass vs Paying Full Amount

I see online a lot of people asking whether they need a Japan Rail Pass and the best thing you can do is compare a Japan Rail Pass vs the discounts and passes I’ve found. There is no need to pay full price for most of the attractions in Japan and many passes offer you unlimited transport!

I want to help all my Japlanners out there who are going in 2018 with this complete guide for ALL the Discounts and Passes in Japan. I’ve scoured the internet and collated every single discount and pass I could find and have made a nifty little guidebook for you.

Click here to get the new 2019 Guide!

Are you planning a trip to Japan? Complete my Step by Step Guide!


  • Cinderella

    It will help me a lot in making itenerary for our May 2018 Japlanner…


  • LDrimele

    I signed up for the FREE DISCOUNTS AND PASSES JAPAN 2018 GUIDE download, haven’t received it
    does it download automatically or come by email?


    • Jasmine

      Thank you so much for your interest!
      You should receive an email with a download button. Please feel free to email me if you have any issues.


  • Belle

    Thank you so much for all your information.


  • Jillian

    I tried signing up for the download and never received an email. I even tried using two different emails. Would love to read you guide and appreciate any help!


    • Jasmine

      Hi Jillian,

      Thanks for getting in contact with me.
      I’ve had a look at my system and it says you’ve subscribed but haven’t opened the email?

      If you haven’t received the email with the download link please check the following:

      Typically, when subscribers don’t see your email campaign in their inboxes, it’s because of spam filters. If your recipients have looked in their spam or junk folders and still don’t see your campaign, there are a few other things to investigate.
      Is a particular subscriber not getting your emails? Ask them to add your From email address to their contact list or address book.
      If your From email address is in their address book, have them check their spam filter settings to be sure that your content and/or address isn’t blocked.
      Are they using a webmail provider such as AOL, Yahoo, or Hotmail? These providers throttle delivery, which can sometimes result in emails taking about 24 hours to be delivered to a specific email account.
      If you’re still having issues please let me know 🙂


  • Graciela

    No recibí nada para descargar!!


  • Lorelene

    Thank you! I’ll work around the coupons. Can you recommend the best museums in Osaka? Also museums in Kyoto? Will be travelling to Osaka and maybe spend a day in Kyoto in 2 weeks time. Thanks once again!


  • Melanie Shell

    Amazing site! Hoping the 2019 version is out soon! (planning my Japan trip for May/June 2019)!!!


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