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Seishun 18 Kippu

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The Seishun Juhachi Kippu (青春18きっぷ), meaning “Youthful 18 Ticket”, is a seasonally available railway ticket, which gives you five days of unlimited, nationwide travel on local and rapid JR (Japan Railways) trains for only 11,500 Yen, or 2,300 Yen per day! If you want to travel throughout the country, “Seishun 18 Kippu” is cheap and convenient!!

The Seishun 18 allows unlimited rides on local and rapid JR trains (excluding reserved seats) throughout Japan from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south. One ticket is valid for five (not necessarily continuous) days, within the designated period of the season. One person can enjoy the Seishun 18 for five days, or it can be split for use by up to five people. 
For example, 

(Ex.1) You can enjoy a 5-day trip for 1 person
(Ex.2) You can enjoy a 2-day trip with a friend and 1 day trip for 1 person
(Ex.3) You can enjoy a day trip with 4 friends

Unlimited rides on local and rapid trains (excluding reserved seats) within the designated open seating zone on the following transportation services:
All JR company lines throughout Japan – JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku and JR Kyushu, The JR West Miyajima Ferry.

Despite its name, the Seishun 18 Kippu can be used by people of any age. It is available to foreign tourists as well as Japanese nationals and foreign residents of Japan. However, the price for the Seishun 18 is the same for adults and children.

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Seishun 18 tickets are effective during Japan’s three major school holiday periods, which are generally as follows (subject to change):

Effective period                              Tickets go on sale
Spring break (March 1 – Apr. 10)            Feb. 20 – Mar. 31
Summer break (July 20 – Sept. 10)            July 1 – Aug. 31
Winter break (Dec. 10 – Jan. 10)              Dec. 1 – Dec. 31

The tickets can be purchased from a JR ticket window (みどりの窓口 midori no madoguchi). They can also be purchased from discount ticket shops (Kinken shop, 金券ショップ) at a very small discount .
East Japan Railway Company “Seisyun 18″

Wiki Travel  “Seishun 18 Ticket and other passes”

2月 9th, 2011 | 未分類 | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff