Save Time & Money by Night Bus in Japan


Yo ho it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Ho ho. I will share some tips for night bus in Japan this time.

Benefit of using Night Bus in Japan

Night bus has always been popular transportation for long distance since it costs half of flights and bullet trains. For semi-backpackers like us, The Wadas, night bus is always the first option when planning for trips. If you are one of our kind, you may wonder if Seishun 18 tickets would be a better deal.

How to use Seishun 18 Ticket: Save Up Wisely in Japan


Over all, we’ve figured that the Seishun 18 ticket is beneficial for a day trip most of times and night bus is more useful for long trips.

Sure a single use of Seishun 18 ticket costs just 2,500-ish. However, for instance, Okayama City to Tokyo would take all day by regular trains which would add up a stay-over. Consider accommodation fee. On the contrary, night bus saves you time and money over all (stay over on the bus).  One negative thing about night bus is though I have difficulty of sleeping. (=_=)

night bus in japan
It’s gotten a lot more comfortable than before.


FYI,  for traveling to Tokyo, now there’s a huge bus terminal called Basta in Shinjuku. We no longer need to get lost in the concrete jungle. It’s right beside the JR Shinjuku Station.

night bus in japan


Recommended Night Bus

Night buses get busy during the holidays. In general seats go on sale BEFORE A MONTH and it gets sold out in a few hours sometimes. Better be early.

Here is a popular night bus I normally use. English page’s available as well.

Highway bus in Japan

高速・夜行バス予約サイト WILLER TRAVEL



How do you find it? Flight, bullet train, regular train by Seishun 18 ticket, and night bus. It’s nice to have options for transportation based on your budget, don’t you think? Choices are in your hands. Plan well and have a nice trip in Japan! ☆(>v-)

See you around!

night bus in japan

You may be also interested in these.
Second-hand Stores in Japan: Be eco-friendly, Save up wisely
Find Thrift Shops in Japan: Be eco-friendly, Save up wisely
How to Get the Starbucks Free Drink Coupons in Japan
How To Get Discount At Cafe In Japan

Yummy Factory Tour at Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

mentai park kobe sanda

Yo! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I am going to share our trip to Mentai Park Kobe Sanda this time.

About Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

Meintaiko is salted roe of Alaska Pollock (great combination with rice). Mentai Park Kobe Sanda is actually a part of a Mentaiko factory where we can take a look at how it is being processed.

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda



1-7-1 Akamatsudai, Kita ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture


There are free buses from the JR Sanda Station.

mentai park kobe sanda

Note: This schedule above is as of 2017 January.




Business Hours

Store: 9:00〜18:00
Factory: 9:00〜17:00


Check out Mentai Park Kobe Sanda official website here. (in Japanese only)


Enter Mentai Park Kobe Sanda

As you step in to the building, Mentaiko class begins. It’s quite informative and educational.

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda
Different types of cod.



The path is quite short actually. Anyway let’s take a look. It really got me hungry though!

mentai park kobe sanda



Sample time. Yeeey! I looked forward to it badly. Go pick a piece of Mentaiko. Yum yum. Now I want more.

mentai_park kobe sanda

mentai park kobe sanda
Only one piece for each person!


Food Court

It’s lunch time. What should I get… be frank there aren’t much options aside from Mentaiko stuff. Well, that’s what I am here for. Why not?

Mentai Park Kobe Sanda



Fresh Mentaiko is available at a reasonable price. It’d be nice for souvenir. Meintaiko is available at every supermarket in Japan but this one especially tastes great.

mentai park kobe sanda


Though it was a quick tour, there are many places to visit around this area such as MITSUI OUTLET PARK MARINE PIA KOBE (most of places are for shopping). Perhaps it would nice to stop at this Mentai Park Kobe Sanda on the way.

See you around!