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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:
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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all first-class Shinkansen and certain fast-line trains.
- Worldwide shipping to your door/hotel in Japan
- Within two business days
- Email confirmation
- Online tracking number
- We use the express and safe services of UPS and FedEx for our worldwide deliveries. After placing your order a confirmation email, containing your unique tracking number, will be sent.
The JR Pass was created for foreign visitors who travel to Japan for sightseeing for short stays.
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.