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Japan Rail Pass

14 days - Economy Class - Adult

Japan Rail Pass
From £311
Duration 14 Days
From £311
Duration 14 Days
The Japan Rail Pass is an economical way to explore this fascinating country by rail at a relaxed pace. The pass is valid on the whole Japan Rail Network, including the legendary high speed Shinkansen...

14 Day Adult Pass – Economy Class

Travelling by rail in Japan is an ideal way to see the country. It’s an economical way to travel throughout the country’s extensive rail network, which is considered to be one of the most efficient in the world.

The Japan Rail Pass can be used on all Japan Rail lines, including being valid on the legendary high speed Shinkansen bullet trains, allowing you to travel efficiently between Japan’s key sites and cities.

Eligibility

A Japan Rail Pass can be purchased and used by Tourists visiting Japan from abroad, under the entry status of “temporary visitor.”

Japanese nationals who can show they have residency abroad.

Pre-booking time – 1 year

“My Son lives in Japan, can I visit him and also purchase a JR Rail Pass for them?” The simply answer is No.

When you enter Japan you have to enter as a “temporary visitor” status stamp on your passport.

You will get that stamp if you put “tourism” or “business” on the landing card as a reason for visiting Japan, however you will not get the stamp if you are going into Japan to work or study.

 

Validity

Where can the pass be used?

A Japan Rail Pass can be used on all Japan Railways (JR) lines and the Shinkansen bullet trains. (Except the pass is not valid on “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen lines)

The Japan Rail Pass is offered by the six companies that make up the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), including JR Kyushu, JR Shikoku, JR West, JR Central, JR East and JR Hokkaido.

The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail.

 

Discounts

Children 6-11 years pay approximately half the adult fare.

Child under 6 years of age travel free if not occupying a seat, and accompanied by an adult in possession of a Japan Rail Pass.

Pass Durations

Other durations for the Japan Rail Pass are also available and it is possible to purchase for the pass for a 7, 14 or 21 day period.

Conditions

Refunds: an unused Exchange Order Voucher can be returned for refund less a 25% administration fee within one year from date of issue. Once the Exchange Order Voucher has been exchanged for an actual Japan Rail Pass, it becomes 100% non-refundable.

When travelling with a Japan Rail Pass, do not use an automatic ticket-reading gate with a Japan Rail Pass. Please show the Pass at a manned ticket gate.

Seat reservations: Shinkansen bullet trains and most Limited Express and Ordinary Express trains have reserved Green Car seats (First class) and both reserved and non-reserved Ordinary Car seats (Standard class). For a non reserved seat, simply show your Japan Rail Pass to board.

To make a seat reservation, visit any Travel Service Centre or reserved-seat ticket office called “Midori-no-madoguchi” at a Japan Railways station in Japan.

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