Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) - The Key To Convenient Sightseeing In Japan

Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) - The Key To Convenient Sightseeing In Japan
The Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass), which is issued by the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), offers travellers great value for money and convenience.

Japan Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of extensive train networks which is considered to be one of the most efficient in the world, and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. Japan Rail Pass is a perfect accompaniment for any trip to Japan.

Current Price of Japan Rail Pass

Current Price of Japan Rail Pass
There are two types of Japan Rail Passes: Green (for superior-class Green cars), and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 7, 14, or 21 consecutive days pass.
Japan Rail PassOrdinary (coach class)Green (first class)
Period / Type AdultChild *AdultChild *
7 days $342$171 $457$229
14 days $545$273 $739$370
21 days $697$349 $961$481
  • * Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11
You can order your Japan Rail Pass online. Please fill out your order form from "Order Japan Rail Pass Online" button below and send us the form. Then, you can pick up your rail pass(es) on the same day or you will receive through the mail within two business days at the earliest.

Regional Rail Passes

Regional Rail Passes
The Regional Rail Passes ( JR Hokkaido / JR East / JR West / JR Kyushu) differ from the standard Japan Rail Pass that covers the entire country.

Each regional pass covers a particular geographic area of Japan and encourages you to limit your travel to the attractions of that area. These passes may be most advantageous to visitors who have been to Japan before and have seen the main sites of Central Japan.

Japan Rail Pass Map JR Hokkaido Pass JR East Pass JR Wast Pass JR Kyushu Pass

Why buy a Japan Rail Pass?

Why buy a Japan Rail Pass?
While the initial price may seem somewhat daunting, the cost benefit of purchasing a Japan Rail Pass is excellent. The cost of just a single Shinkansen (Bullet Train) journey from Tokyo to Kyoto can cost up to half the price of a whole week-long Japan Rail Pass!

A Japan Rail Pass cannot be purchased inside Japan. You must purchase a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order before you travel to Japan.

How to use Japan Rail Pass?

How to use Japan Rail Pass?
You cannot use an Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order when you travel on Japan Railway lines. After you arrive in Japan, you turn in the Exchange Order to receive Japan Rail Pass at an applicable JR station that has a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Office. Further information, please refer [How to obtain your Japan Rail Pass?].
How to make seat reservations?
Midori no Madoguchi Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and most limited express and ordinary express trains have reserved Green car seats and both reserved and non-reserved ordinary car seats. A non-reserved seat can be used simply by showing your Japan Rail Pass. Seat reservations can be made without additional payment.

To make a reservation, apply at any Travel Service Centre or a Reservation Office (MIDORI-NO-MADOGUCHI) at a JR station. There, show your Pass, and obtain your reserved-seat ticket before boarding. Seat reservations cannot be made before you receive the Pass in Japan.

Validity of Japan Rail Pass and Additional Information ;
  • The Japan Rail Pass is not valid for any seats, reserved (incl. Green Car) or non-reserved, on "NOZOMI" and "MIZUHO" trains.
  • There are no Green Cars on most “HIKARI” and “KODAMA” trains on the Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet Train) line (Shin-Osaka - Hakata), or on Series 800 trains on the Kyushu Shinkansen line.
  • If you use a “DX Green” on “Relay TSUBAME” train (operated by JR Kyushu), you must pay the limited express charge in addition to the DX Green charge.
  • If you use the Gran Class car, for both Green Car and Ordinary Cars only the basic fare is covered with your Japan Rail Pass and you must pay the limited express charge and the Gran Class car surcharge additionally.
  • If you want to check the price in Japanese Yen and timetable for a single journey to and from and other destinations, you can check all of them from the Hyperdia website where you simply enter the two cities and press go!
  • To get more information. Please visit Japan Rail Pass website operated by Japan Rail Group.

Refund and Cancellation Policy of Japan Rail Pass

Refund and Cancellation Policy of Japan Rail Pass
If You want to cancel your Japan Rail Pass ;
  • You must bring the original Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order to our office.
  • The Exchange Order must be unused.
  • Unused Exchange Order are refundable within 12 months from the issue date but are subject to 25% cancellation fee per order.
Refund for unused Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order ;
  • The voucher must be unused.
  • Only eligible for passenger who purchases Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order to claim a refund.
  • Refund amount is based on purchase price less 25% cancellation fees.
  • You are not eligible to claim a refund, if you have exchanged to the actual Japan Rail Pass.
  • No Refund accepted for a Lost or Stolen voucher.

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