Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is a card that allows unlimited use of JR trains up and down the country. This is an essential card for travellers who are planning to travel beyond Tokyo. 

In the Tokyo region, the Japan Rail Pass is especially useful to get to the Narita Airport, and to use local trains such as the Yamanote Line and to visit nearby cities such as Nikko, Kamakura and Yokohama.

The only limitation of the card is that it is not valid for the newest Nozomi or Shinkansen (bullet) trains.

Prices

The pass is expensive, but if you know the price of individual tickets it begins to seem much more attractive. The cost of a week pass is similar to that of a return ticket between Tokyo and Kyoto.

The prices vary depending on validity and the chosen class: Green (first class) and Ordinary (standard class).

Precios Japan Rail Pass
Validity Adult (Normal) Child (Normal) Adult (Green) Child (Green)
7 days ¥28,300 ¥14,150 ¥37,800 ¥18,900
14 days ¥45,100 ¥22,550 ¥61,200 ¥30,600
21 days ¥57,700 ¥28,850 ¥79,600 ¥39,800

The child tariff is applicable to children under 11.

Where to Buy

The Japan Rail Pass is only for foreigners and can only be acquired abroad which is why, as strange as it may sound, the card is not sold in Japan.

The easiest way to buy the Japan Rail Pass is to do so on our website, or via another agency online. you'll receive your card to your address a maximum of 72 hours after purchase.

 

Where can I change the voucher?

Once you are in Japan, you can change the voucher in some of the main stations (Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Shinjuku etc). You'll find a list on the back of the voucher.

When your get your Rail Pass you should inidcate the start date on the front. To access the trains you should show the pass to the employees on the door.