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Transportation Tickets & Passes in Japan - JAPAN RAIL PASS

Transportation Tickets & Passes in Japan - JAPAN RAIL PASS

In Japan, there’s also the challenge of purchasing the right ticket every time you ride one of the inter-city bullet or express trains, urban railway networks, or bus services. 
That’s where the JAPAN RAIL PASS comes in handy.
The JAPAN RAIL PASS is a special ticket offered by the JR Group to visitors from overseas for 7, 14 or 21 days. 
It’s exceptional value if you’re planning to travel between multiple cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Tokyo.


•Ticket Overview
JAPAN RAIL PASS, a joint offering of the six companies comprising the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is the economical and convenient means of traveling throughout Japan.
There are two types of PASS: PASS for Green Cars and PASS for Standard Cars. Each type can be purchased for 7 days, 14 days or 21 days.
•Applicable Range
JR Line and other railways nationwide, plus buses and ferries
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<Standard Cars>
<Green Cars(Upgraded seat)>
*Children's prices are shown in parentheses.
"Child" refers to children who are 6 to 11 years old at the time when the JAPAN RAIL PASS is used.
•Available period
All year round
•Usage period
Choose a ticket valid for 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days according to your travel schedule.
•Purchase locations
Purchase online / Overseas JR-designated sales office or agency
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Additional information

JAPAN RAIL PASS is a special ticket that can only be purchased by tourists who visit Japan from overseas!

When using “NOZOMI” or “MIZUHO” Shinkansen bullet train on the Tokaido, Sanyo, or Kyushu Shinkansen lines, there are certain conditions, such as having a special ticket issued only to JAPAN RAIL PASS holders.

When bringing baggage that is larger than a certain size onto the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen
(routes: Tokyo – Nagoya – Kyoto – Shin-Osaka – Hiroshima – Hakata – Kagoshima-Chuo)
or onto the Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen line (Takeo-Onsen – Nagasaki), passengers are required to make an advance reservation for both their seat and baggage area.
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