Activated during my final week in Japan 2016 at Sannomiya Station to go to Tokyo then to Hiroshima and back to Kobe. Outside the days of not having a pass I simply bought single journey tickets, which in the end worked out a tad cheaper than the 14 day option.
To have or not to have is entirely dependant on your own travel plans / budget. Are you a hermit crab who enjoys roaming the local beaches? Or a free bird flapping to wherever the worms wiggle most? I’d like to think of myself as the latter, but in actual fact I’m quite an introverted person with a bucket over my head. No shame in having both qualities, explore the lands high and low and appreciate muscle pain, yet absorb the culture to its fullest!
Check in opens in 55 days . . .