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The Japan Rail Pass (also commonly called JR Pass) is an incredibly economical way to travel throughout Japan by rail. It can be used by foreign tourists only, and offers unlimited use of JR trains for one, two or three weeks.
A JR Pass must be purchased before your arrival in Japan; it is NOT available for sale inside Japan. The JR Pass is offered by the six companies that make up the Japan Railways Group (JR Group).
Travelers holding a JR Pass will be able to explore popular destinations such as Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, Nikko, Sendai, etc. Furthermore, they will be able to enjoy a number of notable mountain and seaside destinations such as Mt. Fuji, Takayama, and Kanazawa. Also, a number of branch lines offer a great scenic experience.
JR Pass types and prices
|7-day||38,880 YEN||19,440 YEN||29,110 YEN||14,550 YEN|
|14-day||62,950 YEN||31,470 YEN||46,390 YEN||23,190 YEN|
|21-day||81,870 YEN||40,930 YEN||59,350 YEN||29,670 YEN|
Note: The above are yen prices for a JR Pass Exchange Order; the actual cost in US Dollars is calculated based on the Banker’s Selling Rate at the time the Exchange Order is issued.
Services on Japan Rail Pass
All JR Group Railways: All limited express trains, express trains, and rapid or local trains. Shinkansen "bullet trains" (excluding “NOZOMI” and ”MIZUHO” special express trains).
All local bus service lines under Japan Railways Group (excluding Highway Bus services).
Between Hiroshima and Miyajima.
Who is eligible for a JAPAN RAIL PASS?
1) 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. Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JAPAN RAIL PASS.
2) A Japanese national living in a country other than Japan (having entered the country on a Japanese passport), (a) who has the right of permanent residence in that country or (b) who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.
Note: Present the following documentation along with your Japanese passport when you purchase the Exchange Order and when you exchange it for a JAPAN RAIL PASS:
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 living in a country other than Japan
・That they are married to a foreign national
・That their spouse (a foreign national) is living outside Japan
If an applicant is unable to provide written proof that he or she meets condition (a) or (b) and the clerk is unable to verify compliance using electronic data or other means, the PASS may be denied.
*A foreign passport is not considered evidence of the right of permanent residence and is not sufficient documentation to receive the PASS.
*Only applicants who have entered Japan by means of a short-term visa on a foreign passport are able to receive a PASS.
How to obtain a JAPAN RAIL PASS
A JAPAN RAIL PASS cannot be purchased inside Japan.
You must purchase an Exchange Order from an accredited travel agent such as NETU before you come to Japan.
Before leaving for Japan, purchase an Exchange Order.
In Japan, take your Exchange Order to an exchange location. Your passport is required. You will receive your JR Pass after confirmation of eligibility.
Now you can unlimited travel on the 'Bullet Train' and all other JR services across Japan.
Please note that during crowded periods you cannot be guaranteed a seat on a specific train. The periods when seat reservations are particularly difficult to secure are as follows:
December 28 to January 6
The New Year holiday period is a popular travel time for Japanese people, for vacations and returns to hometown areas.
April 27 to May 6
The Golden Week holiday period is a popular travel time for Japanese people, for vacations and returns to hometown areas. The sign for a Reservation Office (Midori-no madoguchi) For more information: http://www.japanrailpass.net/eng/en001.html
The sign for a Resevation Office(Midori-no madoguchi)
For mor information:
JR Pass exchange locations
|STATION||0FFICE||MON-FRI||WEEKEND & HOLIDAYS|
|kushiro||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00|
|obihiro||Travel Service Center||9:00-17:00|
|asahikawa||Travel Service Center||9:00-17:00|
|sapporo||JR Information Desk||8:30-19:00|
|Travel Service Center(East)||10:00-19:30||10:00-18:00|
|Travel Service Center(South)||10:00-20:00|
|New-Chitose Airport||JR Visitors Information Desk||8:30-19:00|
|Hakodate||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00|
|Shin-Aomori||Travel Service Center||10:00-17:30|
|Hachinohe||Travel Service Center||10:00-17:30|
|Morioka||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00 (Mon-Sat)||10:00-17:00
(Sun & Holiday)
|Akita||Travel Service Center||10:30-18:00||10:30-17:00|
|Sendai||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00 (Mon-Sat)||10:00-18:00
(Sun & Holidays)
|Yamagata||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00||10:00-17:00|
|Fukushima||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00||10:00-17:00|
|Niigata||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00||10:00-17:00|
|Nagano||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-17:30|
|Mito||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-17:00|
|Narita Airport Terminal 1||JR EAST Travel Service Center||8:15-19:00|
|Ticket Office||6:30-8:15, 19:00-21:45|
|Narita Airport Terminal 2||JR EAST Travel Service Center||9:30-20:00|
|Ticket Office||6:30-9:30, 20:00-21:45|
|Haneda Airport International Terminal||JR EAST Travel Service Center (Tokyo Monorail 2F Ticket Gate/Arrival lobby)||11:00-18:30|
|Tokyo||JR EAST Travel Service Center (Marunouchi North)||7:30-20:30|
|JR-CENTRAL Ticket Office
(Central Ticket Gate)
( South Ticket Gate )
(East Ticket Gate)
|Shibuya||Information Center (South)||10:00-18:30|
|Ikebukuro||Information Center (Central Passage)||9:30-18:00|
(Central Ticket Gate)
|JR-CENTRAL Ticket Office||9:00-19:00|
|Yokohama||Travel Service Center||10:00-20:00||10:00-18:00|
|Shin-Yokohama||JR-CENTRAL Ticket Office||5:30-22:30|
|Odawara||JR-CENTRAL Ticket Office||5:45-22:30|
|Mishima||Ticket Office (South)||6:15-23:00|
|Nagoya||JAPAN RAIL PASS Exchange Corner||10:00-19:00|
|Ticket Office||6:00-10:00, 19:00-23:00|
|Toyama||Ticket Office (South)||6:00-23:00|
|Kyoto||Ticket Office (JR-WEST Central)||5:30-23:00|
|Ticket Office (JR-CENTRAL Hachijo Shinkansen)||8:30-23:00|
|Shin-Osaka||Ticket Office (JR-WEST East)||5:30-23:30|
|Ticket Office(JR-CENTRAL Central)||5:30-23:30|
|Kansai Airport||Ticket Office||5:30-23:00|
|Sannomiya||Ticket Office (Central)||5:00-23:00|
|Matsuyama||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00||10:00-17:00|
|Tokushima||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00|
|Kokura||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-18:00|
|Hakata||Travel Service Center||10:00-20:00 (Mon-Sat)||10:00-18:00
|JR-KYUSHU Ticket Office||5:30-23:00|
|Saga||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-17:00|
|Nagasaki||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-17:00|
|Kumamoto||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-17:00;|
|Oita||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-17:00|
|Miyazaki||Travel Service Center||10:00-18:00||10:00-17:30|
|Kagoshima-Chūō||Travel Service Center||10:00-19:00||10:00-18:00|