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About Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass)

JAPAN RAIL PASS, a joint offering of the six companies comprising the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is the most economical means of travelling throughout Japan by rail. There are some restrictions on use; for example, JAPAN RAIL PASS cannot be used for travel on NOZOMI and MIZUHO trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen lines.

* JAPAN RAIL PASS cannot be purchased in Japan. * Purchase an exchange order before you fly to Japan. * Present your exchange order & obtain your JAPAN RAIL PASS after arrive in Japan.

Eligibility

*The Japan Rail Pass is a special fare ticket that is available only to traveler visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing.
You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor."

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.

1) You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor." 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.

SAMPLE

2) You are a Japanese national living outside of Japan who meets the following conditions. a. who has the right of permanent residence in that country. b. who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.

Persons meeting condition (a) must provide written proof of the following: · Right of permanent residence* · That they are living in a country other than Japan

Persons meeting condition (b) must provide written proof of the following: · That they are married to a foreign national · That they are living in a country other than Japan · That their spouse (a foreign national) is living outside Japan

Types & Price

①Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass Ordinary Class

Cost Adult Child
7 days ¥29,110 ¥14,550
14 days ¥46,390 ¥23,190
21 days ¥59,350 ¥29,670

Note:Japan Rail Pass cannot be used for travel on Nozomi
and Mizuho trains on the Tokaido,Sanyo,and Kyushu
Shinkansen lines.

Japan Rail Pass Green Class

Cost Adult Child
7 days ¥38,880 ¥19,440
14 days ¥62,950 ¥31,470
21 days ¥81,870 ¥40,930

Note:Japan Rail Pass cannot be used for travel on Nozomi
and Mizuho trains on the Tokaido,Sanyo,and Kyushu
Shinkansen lines.

  • 7/14/21 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides

  • Unlimited Rides

②Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass RENEWAL

  • Nagoya
  • Gifu
  • Takayama
  • Shirakawa-go
  • Kanazawa
  • Fukui
  • Kyoto
  • Shin-Osaka

Available train&seat

Reserved & Nonreserved Seating
Hokuriku Shinkansen ◯(Between Kanazawa and Toyama only)
Limited Express trains ◯(Blue line)
Rapid and Local services ◯(Blue line)
Bus ◯(Red line)
Cost Adult¥14,000 Child¥7,000
  • 5 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Route Bus
  • Unlimited Rides

  • Unlimited Rides

③HOKURIKU Area Pass NEW

  • Toyama
  • Kanazawa
  • Fukui

Available train&seat

Nonreserved Seating
Hokuriku Shinkansen ◯(Between Kanazawa and Kurobe-Unazukionsen)
Limited Express trains ◯(Blue line)
Rapid and Local services

RecommendedEnjoy Hokuriku and Kansai with this Pass and ④Kansai WIDE Area Pass!

Cost Adult¥5,000 Child¥2,500
  • 4 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides

  • Unlimited Rides

④Kansai Area Pass

  • Osaka
  • Kyoto
  • Kobe
  • Nara
  • Himeji

Available train&seat

Nonreserved Seating
Shinkansen ×
Limited Express trains ◯"HARUKA" only
Rapid and Local services

※Not valid on Shinkansen.

Cost Adult Child
1-day ¥2,200 ¥1,100
2-day ¥4,300 ¥2,150
3-day ¥5,300 ¥2,650
4-day ¥6,300 ¥3,150
  • 1~4 days
  • Airport Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides

  • Unlimited Rides

⑤Kansai WIDE Area Pass

  • Osaka
  • Kyoto
  • Kobe
  • Nara
  • Himeji
  • Okayama / Kurashiki
  • Wakayama / Shirahama
  • Kinosaki Onsen
  • Shiga / Tsuruga
  • Takamatsu

Available train&seat

Nonreserved Seating
Sanyo Shinkansen ◯(Between Shin-Osaka and Okayama only)
Limited Express trains
Rapid and Local services

※Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO”.
※Not valid on Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka Sta. ⇔ Tokyo Sta.)

Cost Adult¥8,500 Child¥4,250
  • 5 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides

  • Unlimited Rides

⑥Sanyo-San'in Area Pass

  • Osaka
  • Kyoto
  • Kobe
  • Nara
  • Himeji
  • Tottori
  • Matsue / Izumo
  • Okayama / Kurashiki
  • Hiroshima / Miyajima
  • Yamaguchi
  • Hakata
  • Takamatsu

Available train&seat

Reserved & Nonreserved Seating
Sanyo Shinkansen
Limited Express trains
Rapid and Local services

"Not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen(not valid on the Shinkansen between Shin-Osaka and Kyoto).*Not valid on the convention lines within kyushu(between Hakata and Shimonoseki)

Cost Adult¥19,000 Child¥9,500
  • 7 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Miyajima Ferry
  • Unlimited Rides

  • Unlimited Rides
  • 5 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Ferry
  • Route Bus
  • Unlimited Rides
Cost Adult¥16,000 Child¥8,000

  • Unlimited Rides

⑧JR Kyushu Rail Pass

[Northern Kyushu Area Pass]

  • Shimonoseki
  • Moji
  • Kokura
  • Hakata
  • Yufuin
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Nagasaki
  • Huis Ten Bosch
  • Saga
  • Aso

[All Kyushu Area Pass]

In addition to the Northern Kyushu area on the upper:

  • Hitoyoshi
  • Kagoshima-Chuo
  • Ibusuki
  • Miyazaki

Available train&seat

Nonreserved Seating
Kyusyu Shinkansen
Limited Express trains
Rapid and Local services
  • 3/5 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides

Northern Kyushu Area Pass

Cost Adult Child
3-day ¥8,500 ¥4,250
5-day ¥10,000 ¥5,000

All Kyushu Area Pass

Cost Adult Child
3-day ¥15,000 ¥7,500
5-day ¥18,000 ¥9,000
  • Unlimited Rides

⑨JR Hokkaido Rail Pass

Cost Adult Child
3 days ¥16,500 ¥8,250
Flexible 4 days ¥22,000 ¥11,000
5 days ¥22,000 ¥11,000
7 days ¥24,000 ¥12,000
  • 3/5/7 days
  • Flex 4days
  • Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides
  • Unlimited Rides

⑩JR East - South Hokkaido Rail Pass New Ticket

Cost(JPY) Adult Child
Flexible 6 days 26,000 13,000

※Usage period: Beginning on 1 April, 2016

  • Flex 6days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides
  • Unlimited Rides
Cost(JPY) Adult Child
7 days 24,000 12,000

※Usage period: Beginning on 1 April, 2016

  • 7 days
  • Shinkansen
  • Express Train
  • Unlimited Rides

  • Unlimited Rides

Validity Period

* The validity period of a JAPAN RAIL PASS is the consecutive 7, 14, or 21 days period beginning on the date the PASS is first used. * Within three months from the date the Exchange Order was issued, you must turn in your Exchange Order to obtain your JAPAN RAIL PASS
(for example, an Exchange Order issued on April 15 would have to be turned in by July 14).
* At that time, you have 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. * Once a starting date has been assigned to the PASS, it cannot be changed.

Transport services & routes that are covered by this pass

Railways

*JR lines throughout Japan including Shinkansen "bullet train" (except Nozomi & Mizuho services), limited express, regular express & local services. * Japan Rail Pass holder can also use the Tokyo Monorail. * Aoimori Railway services between Aomori & Hachinohe (only for direct travel between these 2 stations on local or rapid services. Travel is not covered if you disembark at any other station on the Aomari Railway Line)

Buses JR Bus services (except for the highway buses & some local bus services)
Ferry Only the JR-West Miyajima ferry is covered.