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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is included in the Japan Rail Pass?

1. The Japan Rail Pass covers all JR Group limited express trains, express trains, rapid and local ones. Shinkansen bullet trains are also covered, except of NOZOMI and MIZUHO.

Furthermore, the JR Pass can be used on the Tokyo Monorail, the Yamanote line (Tokyo Metro); the Aoimori Railway between Aomori and Hachinohe; the JR Ishikawa Railway between Kanazawa and Tsubata; the Ainokaze Toyama Railway beween Toyama and Takaoka; Narita Express from Narita Airport to Tokyo.

2. The JR Pass is valid on all local JR bus lines such as:

JR Hokkaido Bus; JR Tohoku Bus; JR Kanto Bus; JR Tokai Bus; West Japan JR Bus; JR Chugoku bus; JR Shikoku Bus; JR Kyushu Bus.

Important note: Japan Rail Pass is not valid on express bus routes, regardless if they are operated by JR Bus.

3. You may use your Japan Rail on the JR-West Miyajima ferry services.

Important note: The JR-Kyushu ferry between Hakata and Pusan is not included.