Dec 16, 2015

How to Save Money with JR

How to Save Money with JR photo
If you live in Japan, you're not eligible for the JR Pass, but there are still a few ways that you can save money with JR.

You may be thinking that you usually just use JR for work, but at some point, you'll use the trains during your free time since Japan has countless things to see and do.  I've discovered three ways that you can save some money and of course, I left the best one for last! :D

See my original post on my blog, Trekking with Becky to see what they are - 

Of course, if you know of any other ways (aside from getting a monthly pass), I'd LOVE to hear it! :D



I'm half-Japanese originally from Canada, and I've been living in Japan since Sept. 2010.

I keep a blog about living in Japan and travel - Trekking with Becky - www.trekkingwithbecky.com


  • DaveJpn

    on Dec 17

    I always think carefully about which route I'm going to use for my teiki (commuter pass). Which line do I use the most (for work, and outside of work)? How can I find the best balance between the two, even if it means going a little out of the way? How can I do the things I need to get done at a place that's somewhere on my teiki route? Basically, I try to get as much milage out of this a possible. Also, sounds obvious, but walking. Do I need to take the train somewhere, or with a little extra effort, can I get there on foot? Some of these things sound like a negligible difference, but over the course of, say, a few months, the savings can add up.

  • trekkingbecky

    on Dec 17

    That's another reason why Hypedia.com is great - it gives you every route option. Of course, I walk when I can, but my thinking behind this post was about the situations where you have no choice but to take the train. :-)