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Kenminwari - Local Travel Discount Program Now Available

October 21, 2021

Kenminwari - Local Travel Discount Program Now Available

"Kenminwari" - Alternative travel discount program of Go To Travel campaign

Intending to revitalize the local economy, a travel discount program called Kenminwari, which means "discount for citizens of a prefecture," is now available in more than 30 prefectures.

Each Kenminwari is only applicable for the people who live in the prefecture that offers the program, and the periods and schedules vary by each prefecture.
Most of the Kenminwari can be used for discounts on hotel and restaurant reservations or package tours.

It may be hard to find information in English. Still, we recommend you to visit the tourist information page of the prefecture you live in, so that you may be able to find some beneficial information.

As for the resuming of Go To Travel campaign nationwide, which had been suspended since December 2020, the Japanese government has not officially announced it as of October 2021.

Seat guide

Shinkansen seats are available in four levels depending on the comfort and services your require.

Ordinary Seat

Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.

Green Seat

Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.

Reserved Seat (Ordinary Reserved Seat)

Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.

Green Reserved Seat

Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who values comfortable travel. Consider it as "business class" seats.

GranClass Seat

Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines. Gran Class seats comes with airline-like amenities and meals.The most expensive of all.

Unreserved Seat

You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.)
The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.



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