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.
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).
|Validity||Adult (Normal)||Child (Normal)||Adult (Green)||Child (Green)|
|7 days||28,300¥ (US$0.3)||14,150¥ (US$0.1)||37,800¥ (US$0.3)||18,900¥ (US$0.2)|
|14 days||45,100¥ (US$0.4)||22,550¥ (US$0.2)||61,200¥ (US$0.6)||30,600¥ (US$0.3)|
|21 days||57,700¥ (US$0.5)||28,850¥ (US$0.3)||79,600¥ (US$0.7)||39,800¥ (US$0.4)|
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?
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.