|1st day Chiba(22:00) ¨ Tokyo(23:00) ¨ night express¨
2nd day ¨ Ogaki(6:00) ¨ Kyoto(8:00) Kyoto sightseeing all
3rd day Kyoto(9:00) ¨ Osaka 10:00) Osaka sightseeing all
4th day Osaka(9:00) ¨ Kyoto(10:00) All day at leisure in
5th day Kyoto(12:00) ¨ Tokyo(22:00) ¨ Chiba(23:00)
Hello! My name is Kohei Miyaguchi. I live in Chiba, which
is very close to Tokyo.
Last summer I traveled to Kyoto and Osaka with my friends using
Seishun 18 Kippu.
We traveled for 4 days. All of us are gourmet eaters, so the
theme of this trip was 'exploring any delicious meals '.
We bought Seishun 18 Kippu the day before our departure.
We took the night train named 'Moonlight Nagaru'.
Although the train is the night train, there were no sleeping
berths in the coach. We had to sleep in normal seats. Frankly
speaking we could not sleep well. But, once we realized that
we were actually traveling, we enjoyed the process of moving
The 1st day the train left Tokyo at 23:00 and arrived at Ogaki
at 6am the following morning.
Then we changed trains and about 2 hours later we arrived in
We strolled around the town all day. The street and the houses
are very old and beautiful in Kyoto, which is the ancient capital
of Japan. It is a popular city for foreign tourists. It is also
a very special place for Japanese people. It reminds us of the
good old Japan and it is the hometown for all the Japanese people.
The 3rd day we went to Osaka. It only takes 40 minutes to get
from Kyoto to Osaka. Osaka is the second largest city in Japan.
Osaka is very well known not only for its big size, but also
for its very good food.
I recommend to you Takoyaki, and Okonomiyaki,
which is a kind of pancake you cook and serve yourselves. We
stayed overnight there. The 4th day we spent all day in Kyoto.
The 5th day, (the ticket is valid only for 5 days) We left Kyoto
at noon and arrived in Tokyo at 22:00 and finally got to Chiba
at 23:00. Since we took the night train to Kyoko, it was too
dark to see anything. But returning to Chiba during the daylight,
we were able to enjoy the scenery from the windows. If you take
the bullet train it only takes 3 hours from Osaka to Tokyo,
but the one way ticket is 20,000Yen. Our ticket was only 11,500
Yen valid for 5 days.
For meals while you are traveling on the train, you can have
delicious, but cheap soba (buckwheat noodle) at the soba stand
on the platform. It costs about 300yen or 3 dollars.
The total cost of my trip was about 30,000yen or 300 dollars.
The wage of my part time job is enough to pay this expense.
(Average salary for a student part-timer is around 800 Yen to
1,000 Yen per hour.)
If we consider that we had many delicious meals and we were
able to travel when we wanted and where we wanted, the cost
was very cheap and the trip was more than worth the money we
Please plan your special trip and travel all over Japan with
Seishun 18 Kippu and let me know about your trip.