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seishune 18- how to purchase?

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seishune 18- how to purchase?

My son lives in Japan for work so cannot get a JR pass. I think the least expensive option for him to travel with me next week is the Seisune 18 pass (?)

Does anyone know if I can buy it FOR him from the USA before I leave?

And if so, where?

Otherwise- Can we get it at Narita term 2 when I turn in my exchange orders?

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1. Re: seishune 18- how to purchase?

when you leave Tokyo for Kyoto, you will ride Shinkansen high-speed train. you will comfortably reach Kyoto 2 and a half hours later.

your son will ride an ordinally trains, that require him to change trains 5 or 6 times on the way. He will reach Kyoto about 8 hours later or more.

Thats what you are planning to do now.

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2. Re: seishune 18- how to purchase?

If he really has the time seishun 18 is a possibility.

If time is a consideration, he should consider buses and discount airlines - japan-guide.com/e/e2028_transportation.html .

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3. Re: seishune 18- how to purchase?

It looks like it is good for all the same trains as my JR pass. Am I wrong?

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4. Re: seishune 18- how to purchase?

It can be only used on slow trains. It can be bought in Japan.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2362.html

So if this is for travelling together, it doesn't seem like a good idea at all.

Takes about 12 hours Tokyo to Kyoto -

www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html…

Edited: 17 July 2014, 21:37
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5. Re: seishune 18- how to purchase?

To clarify.....where will you be traveling in Japan? Long distances (for example between Tokyo and Kyoto?) or just within a small area? (like just in Tokyo or short distances from Tokyo?)

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6. Re: seishune 18- how to purchase?

Sorry....I just noticed that you have already answered my previous question in another post! For me, I would choose to just pay the train fare for your son to travel with you. It's worth the expense and the travel is so much faster.

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