The Japan Rail Pass – Your one-stop ticket to Japan

JPN Bullet TrainThe Japan Rail Pass is a special Rail Pass for visitors to Japan. Considered as one of the most efficient in the world, it enables you to enjoy unlimited Rail travel throughout the entire country (including the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train, entire Japan Railway service and select Buses) and is therefore your one-stop ticket to experience and explore the entire country of Japan at your convenience. Locals are not able to purchase this extremely discounted ticket and so this really is something especially for you.

Please note that this ticket is available exclusive to visitors of Japan and therefore must be purchased before you travel to Japan as it is not available in the country directly.

To be eligible you are either:

  • a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of “temporary visitor.”
  • a Japanese national living in a foreign country (qualified to live in that country or married to a non-Japanese residing in that country)

Purchasing the ticket is a two-step process starting with the exchange order (must be purchased prior to travel to Japan), this is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. This exchange order is then exchanged for the pass upon arrival in Japan. This can be done at ticket offices, select train stations including Naritta Airport. You will have to show your passport and fill out a small form. Don’t worry, I can let you know which stations this can be done at.

In addition to a one-stop ticket and great savings, you will not have to deal with the hassle of purchasing tickets multiple times as your ticket will be valid for the duration of your pass. So you won’t have to worry about things like peak and off-peak times, different rates etc. and if you get on the wrong train it’s all good, just get off at the next stop and get on another, it’s not like it’s going to cost you anything (there ya go, an excuse to explore another stop spontaneously) ;D

There are two types of Japan Rail Passes and available for various different durations:

38,880 YEN
19,440 YEN
29,110 YEN
14,550 YEN
62,950 YEN
31,470 YEN
46,390 YEN
23,190 YEN
81,870 YEN
40,930 YEN
59,350 YEN
29,670 YEN

Please note that these rates are effective as of September 1st 2014 and may change by the time of booking.

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