Where are the highway bus stops at JR Gotemba Station? What free shuttle buses are available?
JR Gotemba Station is located at the eastern foot of Mt. Fuji where it is an interchange hub for a number of bus services, like highway bus to Shinjuku, free shuttle bus to Gotemba Premium Outlet and Gotemba Kogen Tokinosumika. In the coming article, we will look at the JR Gotemba Station bus terminal and the facilities nearby. Highway bus platforms at JR Gotemba Station There are 2 highway bus platforms at JR Gotemba Station. I am going to show you which buses and the respective platforms these bus buses […]
An in-depth look into the Takayama Nohi Bus Center, with necessary sightseeing information you need to know.
It might be known to you that Takayama Nohi Bus Center is the departure hub for popular tourist spots such as Shirakawago, Kamikochi and Gero. In this article, we are going to take an in-depth look into the Takayama Nohi Bus Center and go through some important information which you need to know before traveling. Basic information of Takayama Nohi Bus Center First of all, let me start by introducing the Takayama Nohi Bus Center. Its accessibility, bus routes, as well as facilities will be covered in the article. Please […]
An in-depth look at “Bus Terminal Tokyo Yaesu”: with introduction on accessibility, facilities and recommended restaurants
The first phase of Bus Terminal Tokyo Yaesu was opened on 17 September, 2022. This new terminal aimed to consolidate all the different bus services which are currently scattered along the road outside Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station and is expected to cater for 600 bus services daily. Let us take an in-depth look at the newly opened bus terminal. Its accessibility, facilities as well as recommended restaurants will also be covered in this article. What is Bus Terminal Tokyo Yaesu? Bus Terminal Tokyo Yaesu is a bus terminal right […]
(First time visiting Hiroshima) Travel around Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine by sightseeing bus (Part 2)
This article is divided into 2 parts introducing the Two World Cultural Heritage Sites Sightseeing Tour (with guide service and lunch included) to Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine. (First time visiting Hiroshima) Travel around Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine by sightseeing bus (Part 1) In the first part, we visited the Atomic Bomb Dome and took a high-speed boat to Miyajima. In the coming part, we are going to get off the boat and start off the trip in Miyajima where the Itsukushima Shrine is located. Tour around […]
Let’s take a summer retreat to Karuizawa from Ikebukuro by highway bus!
Do you know there is a highway bus taking you directly to popular summer resort, Karuizawa from Tokyo and Ikebukuro? It just takes around 3 hours to go from Ikebukuro (East Exit), why not head off a trip to Karuizawa to cool off on hot summer days? I am going to introduce you the “Ikebukuro – Karuizawa / Saku / Komoro / Ueda” line operated by Seibu Bus Company. Once you get on the bus from Ikebukuro, you can just stay on the air conditioned bus without the need of […]
(Part 2) Isn’t here a paradise?! Travel to Kamikochi by bus in early summer, with info on recommended hiking courses and hotels
Kamikochi is a mountainous scenic spot located in the city of Matsumoto in Nagano, with an elevation of about 1500m. Recently I travelled to Kamikochi by bus and enjoyed a day of hiking there. In the latter part of this article, I am going to introduce some recommended hiking courses and hotels to you. Hope the information in my article can help. Let’s check out the recommended hiking courses. Kamikochi stretches from north to south, so it is a good idea to plan your hike ahead. Firstly, let me introduce […]
[Sightseeing in Wakayama] A trip from Koyasan to Kumano Hongu Taisha by Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus – Part 2
Koyasan, the head temple of Shingo Esoteric Buddhism, and Kumano Sanzan (the three grand shrines of Kumano) where the gods of nature reside, are two major sanctuaries that have long been worshiped by people. I took a ride on the World Heritages Sites Connecting Bus “Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus” which linked up the two sacred places and shared with you my travel blog in the second part of article. If you are interested in Kumano Hongu Taisha and its surrounding spots, please don’t miss out. Pilgrimage bus trip (Part […]
[Sightseeing in Wakayama] A trip from Koyasan to Kumano Hongu Taisha by Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus – Part 1
Koyasan, the head temple of Shingo Esoteric Buddhism, and Kumano Sanzan (the three grand shrines of Kumano) where the gods of nature reside, are two major sanctuaries that have long been worshiped by people. The two sacred places are conveniently connected by the World Heritage Sites Connecting Bus “Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus”, which makes a pilgrimage tour possible in just one day. I took a ride on the bus not long ago, let me share with you my itinerary, the surroundings of Kumano Hongu Taisha, and the bus itself in […]
A day trip to Kinosaki Onsen by bus from Osaka
Have you ever heard of Kinosaki Onsen? It is one of the leading onsen towns in Kansai renowned for its numerous natural hot springs staggered in a cozy atmosphere, each unique and equally charming. Just a 3.5 hours ride from Osaka by bus, Kinosaki Onsen is deal for spending a day out. Not long ago, I took a day trip from Osaka to Kinosaki Onsen by bus. Let me share with you the spots I stopped by and bus information in this article. I hope you will find it useful. […]
Night bus to Osaka! Including a journey report and info on cafe near Osaka Station
Which means of transportation will you take when you go from Tokyo to Osaka? Plane? Shinkansen train? Both are good, but there is another option by taking highway bus. In this article, I will show you my actual experience of taking a night bus from Tokyo to Osaka, as well as share with you cafe information around Osaka Station which you may use upon departure or arrival in Osaka. Those are not chain cafes, but are cozy coffee shops which you might be interested. Took a night bus to Osaka! […]
A Day Trip to Ikaho Onsen Stone Terrace Street! (Introduction of Food, Fun, and Souvenirs)
If you are thinking, “Can I enjoy Ikaho Onsen Ishidan-gai on a day trip?” The answer is yes you can enjoy it 120% even on a day trip. In this article, I will introduce how I actually went there and experienced as a day trip. You can act in the same way or refer to only a part of it. Of course, you can also stay overnight. Please select articles as you like and make use of them for your own trip. What is Ikaho Onsen Ishidan-gai? Ikaho Onsen Ishidan-gai […]
Niigata; Want to check it out in the autumn? Autumn leaves and Japanese sake around Niigata Station.
When you think of Niigata Prefecture, you probably have the impression of winter with lots of snow, right? But in fact, autumn is also very interesting and highly recommended as well! I’d like to introduce you to the area around Niigata Station, the center of Niigata Prefecture, where you can travel alone in autumn. What is so special about Niigata in autumn? Niigata Prefecture is rich in nature, so there are many parks and gardens in the city where you can enjoy its spectacular autumn leaves – so going there […]