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National Rail Pass

JR Pass Ordinary

7 DAYS

14 DAYS

21 DAYS

Green 1st Class

7 DAYS

14 DAYS

21 DAYS


About the Japan Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) is a very cost effective rail pass for long distance train travel in Japan.

The pass can be used by foreign tourists only, and offers unlimited use of JR trains for 7-day, 14-day or 21-day. It comes in two types: ordinary and green car. The latter is valid on green cars that offer more spacious seats than ordinary cars.

The Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) is a special pass valid for unlimited travel on Japan Railways(JR) transportation, including all JR trains – Shinkansen “bullet trains” (except “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” service), limited express trains, express trains and rapid or local trains. Local lines of JR Bus (excluding some local lines. Pass validity for particular routes is subject to change) (JR Bus: JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokal Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Kyushu Bus) and JR-WEST Miyajima ferry.

  •  JR Pass holders can also use the Tokyo Monorail (to/from Haneda Airport)
  • The Pass is not valid for travel on express bus routes operated by JR Bus companies

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

DELIVERY

Free delivery of JR Pass Nationwide from Now until further notice!

Purchasing Procedure

ELIGIBILITY

The JAPAN RAIL PASS is a special fare ticket that is available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing.To be eligible to purchase a JAPAN RAIL PASS you must meet one of the following two conditions.

Examples of the “Temporary Visitor” entry status stamp

Temporary Visitor entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for “sight-seeing, etc. “If you apply for a “stay for sight-seeing” when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport as “Temporary Visitor,” as shown below.

*In order to receive or use JAPAN RAIL PASS, your passport must bear this stamp or sticker.

*If you use an automated gate, no stamp will be applied to your passport. Either use a manned automated gate or ask a clerk to apply the stamp to your passport.

Caution

Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for a JAPAN RAIL PASS, the exchange cannot be made unless you have “Temporary Visitor” status; if you enter Japan under any other official status, such as “Trainee,” “Entertainer,” or “Reentry Permit,” you cannot change the Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS. Please note that according to strict interpretation of the Japanese Immigration Law, “Temporary Visitor” status differs even from other types of stays that are also for only short time periods.

(2)Japanese people living abroad who meet the following conditions

Eligibility requirements that will be in effect from June 1, 2017

Caution(1)・(2)

Customers who do not meet either of the conditions (1), (2) above will not be able to purchase an Exchange Order or exchange one for a PASS. In addition, if the documentation customers prepare does not meet the conditions for eligibility, they will not be allowed to purchase an Exchange Order or exchange it for a PASS.
*Please confirm that the issued date for both your “Overseas Residential Registration” and your “Certificate of Overseas Residence” is prior to the purchase date of your Exchange Order (and within the last 6 months). (The “Overseas Residential Registration” and “Certificate of Overseas Residence” you presented at the time you purchased your Exchange Order must also be presented when exchanged it for a PASS.)

<For individuals who possess passports issued by both Japan and another country>
In accordance with the Japanese Immigration Law, please present your Japanese passport to immigration when entering the country. In this case, your Japanese passport and “documentation verifying your stay in another country for 10 or more consecutive years, such as a certificate issued by a government office overseas” will be required.
*As a general rule, Exchange Orders cannot be purchased and JAPAN RAIL PASSES cannot be exchanged for young children who have spent less than 10 years living in another country. (There are some exceptions. Please confirm the details above.)

EXCHANGE

  • The Japan Rail Exchange Order is valid for three months from the date of issue.  You must exchange it at a Japan Rail Exchange Office (in Japan) within these three months in order to receive your Japan Rail Pass.  If you fail to make the exchange within these three months then you will not be able to receive your pass.
  • To exchange date of the pass, once the pass has been obtained, can no longer be changed.
  • At the time you exchange your order voucher for your Japan Rail Pass it is necessary to specify the date that you want to start using the Pass. It can be any date within one month from the date the Pass is received.
  • An Exchange Order that has not been turned in for JAPAN RAIL PASS can be returned to JTB for a refund, within one year of the date of issue. In such case a handling fee and communication fee will be subtracted from the refund.
  • Please click bellow official website to refer detail of JR exchange offices:

VALIDITY

  • The valid period of a JAPAN RAIL PASS is the consecutive 7, 14, or 21 days beginning from the date the PASS is first used.

The JAPAN RAIL PASS is valid for the railways, buses, and ferry boats shown in below:

Railway:

    • All JR Group Railways-Shinkansen”bullet trains” (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains) limited express trains, express trains, and rapid or local trains, and the BRT. (With some exceptions)
    • JAPAN RAIL PASS holders can also use the Tokyo Monorail.
    • Aoimori Railway services between Aomori and Hachinohe (but only for travel on local or rapid service trains encompassing the segments between Hachinohe and Aomori, Aomori and Noheji, and Hachinohe and Noheji. Travel is not covered if you disembark at any other station on the Aoimori Railway line other than Aomori, Noheji, and Hachinohe.)
    • The IR Ishikawa Railway Line between Kanazawa and Tsubata. (However, travel must be conducted on local or limited express trains and must encompass the full segment between these two stations. Travel is not covered if you disembark at any station on the IR Ishikawa Railway line other than Kanazawa or Tsubata.)
    • The Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line between Toyama and Takaoka. (However, travel must be conducted on local trains and must encompass the full segment between these two stations. Travel is not covered if you disembark at any station on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway line other than Toyama or Takaoka.)

Buses:

    • Local lines of JR Bus (excluding some local lines) (Pass validity for particular routes is subject to change.)(JR Bus : JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokai Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Shikoku Bus, JR Kyushu Bus)
    • The PASS is not valid for travel on express bus routes operated by JR Bus.

Ferry:

    • Only the JR-WEST Miyajima ferry is covered.
    • Hydrofoil ferry service operated by JR-KYUSHU between Hakata and Pusan (Korea) is not covered.

CANCELLATION

  • The starting date written on the Japan Rail Pass cannot be changed.
  • The voucher can be refunded if it has never been exchanged in Japan.
  • 10% of the price will be charged as a refund handling fee.
  • Refund is allowed only before the Exchange Order exchange to Rail Pass and it must submit for refund within 12 months from the issuance date.
  • The refund process required approximately 2 months to complete.
    We’ll refund by cheque for cash and NETS Payment, by credit card for credit card payment.
  • Neither an Exchange Order nor a Japan Rail Pass can be reissued if lost or stolen.