Who is eligible for JAPAN RAIL PASS?
  1. You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing,under the entry status of "temporary visitor."
2. You are a Japanese national living in a foreigncountry,
 
  • who is qualified to live permanently in that country, or
  • who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.
JAPAN RAIL PASS types and prices
Type: Green:
(for superior-class Green cars)
Ordinary:
Duration Adult Child Adult Child
7-day
38,880
YEN
$341.00
19,440
YEN
$171.00
29,110
YEN
$255.00
14,550
YEN
$128.00
14-day
62,950
YEN
$552.00
31,470
YEN
$276.00
46,390
YEN
$407.00
23,190
YEN
$204.00
21-day
81,870
YEN
$718.00
40,930
YEN
$359.00
59,350
YEN
$520.00
29,670
YEN
$260.00
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"bullet trains" (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on "NOZOMI" trains), limited express trains, express trains, and rapid or local trains. (With some exceptions)
Buses: Local lines of JR bus companies (JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokai Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Shikoku Bus, JR Kyushu Bus) and some of JR highway bus services*. (Not valid for the JR Airport Bus service between Central Japan Airport and Nagoya Station.)

* Sapporo-Otaru; Morioka-Hirosaki; Tokyo-Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka,Tsukuba Center; Nagoya-Kyoto, Osaka; Osaka-Tsuyama, Kasai Flower Center
Ferry: Only the JR Miyajima ferry is covered. The JR Hakata-Pusan (Korea) ferry is not covered.
Remarks: The JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on "NOZOMI" trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines.(The pass holders must take gHIKARIh or gKODAMAh trains.)If you use a "NOZOMI," you must pay the basic fare and the limited express charge, and for a Green Car the Green Car surcharge. Note also that passengers using JR trains on non-JR lines must pay additional fares and charges for sections traveled on such lines.
How to turn in an exchange order to receive a Japan Rail Pass.
You cannot use an Exchange Order when you travel on JR lines. Turn in your Exchange Order and obtain your JAPAN RAIL PASS at one of the JAPAN RAIL PASS exchange offices. shown on the pages to the right. (Please note the office hours and closing days.)
Your Exchange Order must be turned in for a JAPAN RAIL PASS within three months of the date the Order was issued.
When you make the exchange you will be asked to fill in a simple application form (You can fill in the form when you are in Japan, but it can be downloaded from this home page, as indicated below) and also to show the Temporary Visitor visa that was stamped in your passport when you entered Japan. You must show your passport with the Temporary Visitor stamp in it in order for your Rail Pass exchange order to be screened.

* Without your passport, the pass exchange will not be made. (A photocopy of your passport is also not acceptable because you must show the "Temporary Visitor" stamp in it.)
* If you are a Japanese national resident in a country other than Japan and with permanent resident status in that country, please show, in addition to your passport, documents testifying to your status.
*The type of PASS described on the Exchange Order cannot be changed.


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.

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