Can Japanese nationals purchase the Japan Rail Pass?
Japanese nationals who reside in Japan are not eligible to purchase the Japan Rail Pass. Japanese nationals who have resided permanently outside of Japan for at least 10 years cannot get the pass online. However, they are eligible to get the Japan Rail Pass at an agency in person.
What documents are Japanese nationals required to provide when purchasing a Japan Rail Pass?
Japanese nationals will be able to purchase a Japan Rail Pass in person at an agency provided they have lived permanently outside of Japan for at least 10 years, and are able to present one of the following documents: