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The Japan Rail Pass gives you unlimited access to all JR trains, buses, ferries, and airport transfers. Discover more and order yours today.
Discover Japan by train with the Japan Rail Pass
The Japan Rail Pass is a multi-use, discounted rail ticket. It gives you unlimited access to all Japan Rail National trains, as well as JR bus services, ferry services, and airport transfers. Enjoy your discovery of Japan in the most cost-effective travel option available.
To travel with your 7-day JR Pass, means to have the unique opportunity to discover the whole country at almost the same price than a Tokyo to Kyoto (including the airport transfer), on a Shinkansen. Compared to standard Japan train tickets, the JR Pass represents the biggest discount on Japanese public transportation that you can get.
How it works
What is included
The standard JR Pass gives you unlimited access to transportation all around Japan including:
- Tokaido Shinkansen
- Sanyo Shinkansen
- Hokuriku / Nagano Shinkansen
- Hokkaido Shinkansen
- Tohoku Shinkansen
- Yamagata Shinkansen
- Akita Shinkansen
- Kyushu Shinkansen
- Yamanote line (Tokyo)
- Chuo-Sobu line (Tokyo)
- Keihin-Tohoku line (Tokyo)
- JR Nara line (Kyoto)
- JR Sagano line (Kyoto)
- Osaka Loop line (Osaka)
- Tozai line (Osaka)
- Mt Fuji
- Fushimi Inari
- Himeji Castle
- Miyajima / Itsukushima island
- Tokyo Disneyland
- Narita to Tokyo (Narita Express)
- Haneda to Tokyo (Tokyo Monorail)
- Kansai Airport to Osaka (Haruka Express)
- Kansai Airport to Kyoto (Haruka Express)
The Japan Rail Pass does not include rides on the Nozomi and Mizuho bullet trains. To use these trains, JR Pass holders would need to pay full fare.
JR Pass holders can ride the Shinkansen Hikari bullet train instead. It reaches the same speed as Nozomi and Mizuho trains - 300 km/h (190 mph). The only difference is that the Hikari Shinkansen train makes more stops before reaching its final destination.
For more detailed information on the train services included, take a look at our FAQ section.
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Green Pass: Upgrade to First Class
all first-class Shinkansen and certain fast-line trains.
Extra seating space
Reclining seat (40° angle)
Complimentary traditional hot towel (oshibori)
Free drinks on some lines
Having a Green Japan Rail Pass during the peak seasons in Japan (such as the Spring Cherry Blossom, or the months of August and September) has proved to be particularly advantageous. The first-class cars never get crowded so passengers have more space, even during peak season.
How to get your JR Pass from anywhere in the world
- Worldwide delivery to any address
- Option of receiving your pass in Japan
- Delivery within 2 business days
- Email confirmation and online tracking number
- Speak to one of our advisors face-to-face
- Receive your JR Pass on the same day
- Get expert advice on traveling to Japan
Where is our office? Barcelona, Spain.
We use the safe, express services of UPS and Fedex for our worldwide deliveries. After placing your order you will receive a confirmation email containing your unique tracking number.
The JR Pass was created for foreign visitors who travel to Japan for sightseeing for short stays.
- Foreign tourists travelling on a non-Japanese passport with a "temporary visitor" stamp for between 15-90 days
- Japanese citizens who live outside of Japan at least 10 years. Read all the details on "JR Pass requirements for Japanese nationals".
FAQs about the Japan Rail Pass
How can I buy the Japan Rail Pass
You can buy your Japan Rail Pass via this website in a few easy steps. Once your online order is confirmed, we send your Exchange Order (JR voucher) by post. You can either receive it home before you leave or have it delivered to your temporary residence in Japan. The voucher needs to be exchanged for the actual rail pass once you are in Japan, within three (3) months of when the Exchange Order is issued.
How long is the JR Pass valid for?
A Japan Rail Pass can be valid for either 7, 14 or 21 consecutive days. Once you receive the Japan Rail Pass Exchange voucher, you will be able to exchange it within the following 3 months.
Can I buy the JR Pass more than 3 months in advance?
Because the validity period of the JR Pass is 3 consecutive months we will pause the delivery and issue of your Exchange Order until a month before your trip.
Where can I activate my JR Pass?
To activate your Japan Rail Pass, please go to any JR office once in Japan. They are spread through most Japanese Airports, such as Narita and Haneda. You can also find them at all the main train stations, located across the country.
Is the Japan Rail Pass worth it?
Traveling around Japan is normally expensive, but you can make huge savings using a JR Pass. It is a cost-effective way of getting around Japan though you need to order one before you arrive in Japan.
When does my JR Pass arrive?
The standard delivery time for our orders is 2 business days. However, there are some rare circumstances which are beyond our control such as extreme weather conditions and transport strikes. The delivery time could take longer as a result of these potential problems.