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JR Pass

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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).

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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

Type Green Ordinary
Duration Adult Child Adult Child
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.

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Services on Japan Rail Pass

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TRAIN
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).

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BUS
All local bus service lines under Japan Railways Group (excluding Highway Bus services).

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FERRY
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.

How to turn in an exchange order to receive a JAPAN RAIL PASS

 

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Step 1
Before leaving for Japan, purchase an Exchange Order.

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Step 2
In Japan, take your Exchange Order to an exchange location. Your passport is required. You will receive your JR Pass after confirmation of eligibility.

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Step 3
Now you can unlimited travel on the 'Bullet Train' and all other JR services across Japan.

Caution:

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

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The sign for a Resevation Office(Midori-no madoguchi)

For mor information:
http://www.japanrailpass.net/eng/en001.html

JR Pass exchange locations

SERVICE HOURS:
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
(Yaesu Central)
7:30-20:30
Ueno Information Center
(Central Ticket Gate)
9:00-19:00
Shinjuku Information Center
( South Ticket Gate )
9:00-19:00
Information Center
(East Ticket Gate)
9:00-19:00
Shibuya Information Center (South) 10:00-18:30
Ikebukuro Information Center (Central Passage) 9:30-18:00
Shinagawa Information Center
(Central Ticket Gate)
9:00-19:00
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
Shizuoka Ticket Office 5:00-23:05
Hamamatsu Ticket Office 5:25-23:20
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
Kanazawa Ticket Office 4:40-23:00
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
Osaka Ticket Office
(Central NO.12,13)
5:30-23:00
Kansai Airport Ticket Office 5:30-23:00
Sannomiya Ticket Office (Central) 5:00-23:00
Okayama Ticket Office 5:00-23:00
Yonago Ticket Office 5:00-22:00
Matsue Ticket Office 4:50-21:30
Hiroshima Ticket Office 5:20-23:00
Shimonoseki Ticket Office 5:30-22:30
Takamatsu Ticket Office 10:00-18:00 10:00-17:00
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
(Sun &Holiday)
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


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