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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 rail ticket. It gives you unlimited access to all Japan Rail National trains, bus services, ferry services, and airport transfers.
The JR Pass offers you the opportunity to discover the whole country in an affordable way. Compared to the full price of train tickets in Japan, the price of the JR Pass represents an attractive discount on Japanese public transport.
It allows you to travel easily and save time during your stay, including on Shinkansen trains, without having to buy a new ticket for each journey.
JR Pass holders will also be able to enjoy discounts at some of Japan's popular tourist attractions from October 2023.
How it works
The Japan Rail Pass includes travel on the Nozomi and Mizuho high-speed trains, with the purchase of a special complementary ticket to the JR Pass (from October 2023).
However, JR Pass holders can take the Shinkansen Hikari high-speed train at no extra charge. It reaches the same speed as the Nozomi and Mizuho trains, i.e. 300 km/h. The only difference is that the Shinkansen Hikari makes more stops before reaching its final destination.
For more detailed information on the train services included, take a look at our FAQ section.
Our clients feedback
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 great particularly advantageous. The first-class cars never get crowded so passengers have more space, even during peak season.
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 receive it either 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 Japan Rail 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 significant savings using a JR Pass. It depends on your itinerary and your travels in Japan, but in many cases the answer is yes.
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.