Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I purchase the JR Pass if I have dual citizenship?
Citizens with dual citizenship are eligible for the Japan Rail Pass, as long as they use their non-Japanese passport to enter the country.
Those who enter Japan for tourist or leisure purposes will receive a Temporary visitor stamp or sticker at the passport control of any Japanese airport. If a traveler uses their Japanese passport, they will not receive a Temporary visitor stamp which is necessary to obtain a Japan Rail Pass.
If you enter Japan with a Japanese passport or for other purposes than tourism / leisure / sightseeing, you will not receive the Temporary visitor stamp / sticker. Should you attempt to exchange your order for a Japan Rail Pass without the stamp / sticker, you will be denied the exchange.