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Gateway Tourist Inc.

PO Box 642027
Los Angeles, CA 90064-9998
E-mail: info@gatewaylax.com
CST: No. 203443-40

Telephone
(213)413-3200
Facimile
(800)413-3313 or (213)413-2277

Office Hours
Pacific Standard Time
MON Through FRI: 07:00AM to 05:30PM
SAT: 08:00AM to 12:30PM
SUN, HOLIDAYS CLOSED

Who is eligible for JAPAN RAIL PASS?
  You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing,under the entry status of "temporary visitor."(staying In Japan less than 90 days for sight seeing without any other official status.
 
  • who is qualified to live permanently in that country, or
  • who has been living in that country for ten or more years, or
  • who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan
JAPAN RAIL PASS types and prices
Type: Green: Ordinary:
Duration Adult Child Adult Child
7-day 37,800
YEN
18,900
YEN
28,300
YEN
14,150
YEN
14-day 61,200
YEN
30,600
YEN
45,100
YEN
22,550
YEN
21-day 79,600
YEN
39,800
YEN
57,700
YEN
28.850
YEN
The above are yen( or ) prices for a JAPAN RAIL PASS Exchange Order; the actual cost in local currency is calculated at the time the Exchange Order is issued. PASS prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11. Prices are subject to change.
JAPAN RAIL PASS validity
1. Transportation services
 
Railways: All JR Group Railways--Shinkansen (super express) (except "NOZOMI"), limited express trains, express trains, and rapid or local trains. (Not usable on some trains)
Buses: JR Bus Companies: Local lines of JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokai Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, and JR Kyushu Bus.
JR Bus Divisions: Local bus lines of JR Shikoku
JR Highway Bus Lines:
Sapporo-Otaru; Morioka-Hirosaki/Aomori/Towadako;Tokyo-Shizuoka/Hamamatsu/Okazaki/Toyota/Nagoya/Kyoto/Osaka/Tsukuba Center;Nagoya-Kyoto/Osaka;Osaka-Tsuyama Car Shed/Kasai Flower Center
Ferry: JR Ferry (Miyajima - Miyajimaguchi), except "Beetle II" (Hakata - Pusan)
Remarks: The JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for "NOZOMI" Shinkansen trains. If you use a "NOZOMI," you must pay the ordinary fare and the limited express charge, and if in a Green car, the Green car charge. Passengers using train on non-JR lines* must pay respective fares and charges applicable to sections traveled on such lines.
How to turn in an exchange order to receive a Japan Rail Pass.
Turn in your exchange order and obtain your Japan Rail Pass at one of the Japan Rail Pass exchange offices. The valid period of a Japan Rail Pass is consecutive 7,14,21, days beginning on the date the Pass is first used. It is good within 3 month form Exchange order was issued. You have to start using within 3 month.

Seat Reservation
Seat reservations can be made without payment. To make reservaion. Apply at any travel service center or Reservation office(Midori-no-Madoguchi) at a JR station.
Exchange Center

Sapporo, New Chitose Airport, Hokodate, Asahikawa, Kushiro, Obihiro, Misawa, Sendai, Yamagata, Niigata, Fukushima, Tsukuba, Toyko, Ueno, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Yokohama, Shin-Yokohama, Odawara, Mishima, Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai Airport, Shin-Osaka, Sannomiya, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimonoseki, Takamatsu, Kokura, Hakata, Oita, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Nishi-Kagoshima.(office hours 10:00-18:00)
Hokkaido Rail Pass
Who is eligible for a HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS?
The HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS is a special ticket available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing.
There are two types of HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS; Green (for superior-class Green cars) and Ordinary. Both are valid for three days.
 
   Type    Adult    Child
   Green    20,000 yen    10,000 yen
   Ordinary    14,000 yen     7,000 yen
Duration: 3-day
You must exchange your Exchange Order for HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS within three months from the date of issue. At that time, you must specify the date that you want to start using the PASS. It can be any date within one month from the date the PASS is received.
 
Once the PASS has a starting date written on it, the date cannot be changed.
 
After commencing travel with the PASS beyond the valid period, it can be used until the day following its expiration date if no stops are made. If the trains you board on that day have accommodations requiring limited express or express charges, you must pay the applicable charges.
 
JR EAST PASS
The JR EAST PASS is valid for travel on all of the 72 railway lines of JR EAST: limited express trains(except private compartments or berths), including Shinkansen super express trains; express trains (except berths, etc.); local trains (except "Liner"/"Home Liner").
 
5-day PASS, 10-day PASS
5-and 10-day PASSES are valid for a period of 5 or 10 consecutive days, respectively, beginning on the first day of use of the PASS
 
Type Ordinary Green
  Adult
(age 26 and over)
Youth
(age 12-25)
Child
(age 6-11)
Adult
(age 26 and over)
Child
(age 6-11)
5-day \20,000 \16,000 \10,000 \28,800 \14,000
10-day \32,000 \25,000 \16,000 \44,800 \22,400
Flexible 4-day \20,000 \16,000 \10,000 \28,000 \14,000
JR-West Rail Pass/Kansai Area Pass
Excursion Pass for the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe-Nara-Himeji Area.
 
[Flexible 4-day PASS]
Usable on any 4 consecutive or non-consecutive days within a month: Useful for leisurely-stay-type travel
Flexible 4-day PASSES are valid for 4 consecutive or non-consecutive days within one month from the date the PASS was issued. (Each date on which the PASS is used will be stamped on the PASS at the respective station's ticket gate or aboard trains.)
PRICE.
1 Day Pass 2 Day Pass 3 Day Pass 4 Day Pass
2,000 yen
(Children half price)
Valid for one day
4,000 yen
(Children half price)
Valid for two consecutive days
5,000 yen
(Children half price)
Valid for three consecutive days
6,000 yen
(Children half price)
Valid for four consecutive days
JR-West Rail Pass/Sanyo Area Pass
Excursion Pass for the Osaka-Okayama-Hiroshima-Hakata Area.
  • Four-day and eight-day passes are available
PRICE.
4 Day Pass 8 Day Pass
20,000 yen
(Children half price)
Valid for four consecutive days
30,000 yen
(Children half price)
Valid for eight consecutive days
JR Kyushu Pass
You can ride on JR KYUSHU's fast Tsubame and Sonic limited express trains as many times as you like, and get on and off any Kyushu Railway Company train freely
Price
15,000 yen

20,000 yen
     
     
 
 
All fares do not include taxes or surcharges, and are subject to change without notice.
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