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Japan Rail Pass - JR Pass Information
 

 
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What is a Japan Rail Pass, JR Pass?
The Japan Rail Pass, JR Pass, offers a wonderful opportunity for extensive and inexpensive rail travel throughout Japan. It covers virtually all Japan Railways (JR) trains: Shinkansen ("bullet trains"), long-distance Limited Express trains, airport express shuttle trains, local trains, as well as certain buses, and one ferry. The pass comes in both an Ordinary (coach class) and Green (first class) versions: you can make seat reservations free of charge in either class. The Japan Rail Pass is your key to transport ranging from world-renowned bullet trains dashing between major cities to charming local trains linking half-forgotten little villages. Enjoy all the convenience, comfort and safety of travel on Japan Railways.
Why should I use the Japan Rail Pass - JR Pass?
  In the table below are some examples of the savings and advantages of using Japan Rail Passes - JR Passes
 
** JR Pass vs. Individual Tickets **

(1)
Narita Airport ~ Tokyo ~ Kyoto
Train: Route:

Price (round trip):

Narita Express Narita Airport Station~Tokyo Station busy time  ¥6,434 
Bullet Train "Hikari" Tokyo Station ~ Kyoto Station busy time   ¥27,600 
Total Ticket Cost:   ¥34,034
Compared to 7 Day JR Pass  ¥29,110
As you can see in this example you save approximately ¥4000 ($40.00).  In addition to the savings you are also allowed to use any JR train and JR buses (some restrictions apply) for the full seven days during your stay in Japan.

(2)
Narita Airport ~ Tokyo ~ Osaka
Train: Route:

Price (round trip):

Narita Express Narita Airport Station~Tokyo Station busy time ¥6,434  
Bullet Train "Hikari" Tokyo Station ~ Shin Osaka Station busy time ¥28,680  
Total Ticket Cost:  ¥35,114  
 Compared to 7 Day JR Pass:  ¥29,110  
As you can see in this example you save approximately ¥6000 ($60.00).  In addition to the savings you are also allowed to use any JR train and JR buses (some restrictions apply) for the full seven days during your stay in Japan.
 
Who is eligible?
(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 foreign country, (a) who is qualified to live permanently in that country or (b) who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a county other than Japan.

Japan Rail Pass, JR Pass types and prices. 
Conversion Rate for May, 2017 ($1.00 = ¥112.29).  For more information Click Here.
Type Green Ordinary
 Duration

Adult

Child

Adult

Child

   7-day   ¥38,880 / $346.27   ¥19,440 / $173.13   ¥29,110 / $259.25   ¥14,550 / $129.58
0 14-day  ¥62,950 / $560.63   ¥31,470 / $280.27   ¥46,390 / $413.15   ¥23,190 / $206.53
 21 day  ¥81,870 / $729.13 ¥40,930 / $364.52   ¥59,350 / $528.57   ¥29,670 / $264.24
» Green : first class Green Cars
» Prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11 (Children under 5 are free)
How to obtain a JR Pass, Japan Rail Pass?
You must purchase an Exchange Order prior to departure for Japan (the Exchange Order cannot be purchased inside Japan). After you arrive in Japan, you turn in the Exchange Order to receive the actual JR Pass at an applicable JR station that has a JR Pass exchange office.
 

For Information on JR Pass Exchange Offices Click Here.

 
How to reserve your seat assignment.
(1) Shinkansen and most limited express and ordinary express trains have reserved Green car seats and both reserved and non-reserved ordinary car seats.
(2) A non-reserved seat can be used simply by showing your JR Pass.
(3) Seat reservations can be made without additional payment (see details at the link below). To make a reservation, apply at any Travel Service Center or a Reservation Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) at a JR station, or at a sales office of a JR-associated travel agency. There, show your JR Pass, and obtain your reserved-seat ticket before boarding. For more details, click here.
Validity Period
(1) You must exchange your JR Pass Voucher (Exchange Order) for an actual JR Pass within three(3) months from the date the Voucher was issued.
(2) At that time, you must specify the date you want to start using the JR Pass. It can be any date within one (1) month from the date the JR Pass is received.
(3) Once the JR Pass has a starting date written on it, the date cannot be changed. 
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