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- Your Passport to Japan! -                                                                  Price • Type • Class  

Type of Passes
Valid Days
Class
Price ($US)

11yrs or less
( free 5 or less )
Universal Pass
7 Days
Ordinary
Universal Pass
14 Days
Ordinary
Universal Pass
21 Days
Ordinary
Universal Pass
7 Days
Green
Universal Pass
14 Days
Green
Universal Pass
21 Days
Green

 

 
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  • No delivery on weekends and National holidays    (*See 2014 Express service schedule)
  • Ship to 50 states only
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    - About Japan Rail Pass -                                                                    Easy • Convenient   

    The Japan Rail Pass is a discounted ticket allowing unlimited rail travel throughout Japan over 7, 14 or 21 consecutive days. It is valid on all mainline and branch line services operated by Japan Railways (JR).
    It is available in either an Ordinary (regular class) or Green (first class).
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    Travelers will be able to explore popular destinations such as Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, Nikko, Sendai, etc. Furthermore, they will be able to enjoy a number of notable mountains and seaside destinations such as Mt. Fuji, Takayama, and Kanazawa. Also, a number of branch lines offer a great scenic experience.

       Line of Services on Japan Rail Pass:

    Train:

    All railways under Japan Railways Group including Shinkansen "bullet trains", limited express, express, rapid and local trains except Nozomi and Mizuho (see details below).

    Bus: All local bus service lines under Japan Railways Group except Highway Bus
    Ferry: Between Hiroshima and Miyajima
    Hotel: Special Discount on JR Hotel Group (see details)

       "Ordinary" -vs- "Green"

      Ordinary Green Note:
    Seat reservation: *Required Required *Non-reserved seats are available in "ordinary" class
    Seat reservation fee: Free Free Seat reservation can be made at any Japan Rail station including Natita Airport
    Seat pitch: 1,040mm 1,160mm  
    Seat size: 430mm 475 mm  
    Seat configuration: 2 + 3 2 + 2 Seats can be swiveled around
    Meal: Not included No included  
    Upgrade to higher class:
    Not allowed Not allowed
    Baggage allowance: •Total dimensions: 98 inc
    •Weight: 66 lb
    •Number of baggage: 2
    same as "Ordinary" _ Large suitcase can fit in your leg room
    _ Small bags can be placed on the overhead shelves
    Above feature is based on the Hikari Train between Tokyo and Kyoto as of July, 24, 2014


       JR Pass -vs- "Nozomi/Mizuho"
      "Nozomi", "Mizuho", "Hikari", and "Sakura" trains are types of Shinkansen ("Bullet train") aimed to connect major cities between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Kagoshima in short traveling time. "Hikari" and "Sakura" Shinkansen ("Bullet train") takes 10 to 25 minutes longer travel time due to a few extra stops along the way.

    Sample Comparison:
      "Nozomi" / "Mizuho" "Hikari" / "Sakura"
    Maximum Speed: 186 mph 186 mph
    Average Travel Time: 140 minutes 164 minutes
    Average Frequency: Every 15 minutes Every 33 minutes
    Average# of Stops: 4 7
    Type of Equipment: N700, N700A N700, 700, 500
    Travel Section: Tokyo - Hakata - KagoshimaChuo Tokyo - Hakata - KagoshimaChuo
    Japan Rail Pass: No Yes
    Note: Above information is based on traveling between Tokyo and Kyoto.

    - Why Japan Rail Pass? -                                                Freedom • Savings • Experience  

     

    Freedom and Convenience for Your Trip!
    All Aboard! There are no hassles to purchase train tickets just show your Japan Rail Pass upon boarding and you are set to go!

     

     

     

     

     

    $The Best Savings for Your Trip!
    There are no other economical ways to travel in Japan than using Japan Rail Pass. Purchasing local point to point ticket is far more expensive than Japan Rail Pass. Compare the following examples.

    Local Fare vs. Japan Rail Pass
    From / To
    Without Pass
    With Pass
    Average Savings
    Tokyo-Kyoto-Hiroshima (round-trip)
    $539
    $0.00
    $256
    Tokyo-Osaka-Hakata (round-trip)
    $635
    $0.00
    $352
    Tokyo-Aomori-Sapporo (round-trip)
    $905
    $0.00
    $658

     

     

    Greater Experience for Your Trip!
    Japan Railways System covers 12,400 miles of track in every corner of Japan and it is possible to travel almost anywhere in the country by train. Because of the world most convenient and efficient railway network, you are guaranteed to experience the most comfortable yet exited travel you have ever experienced before.

     

     

     

    Easy Step 1 - 2 - 3

    STEP 1: Purchase Online
    STEP 2: Activate (Exchange into real pass) in Japan
    STEP 3: Done!
      Train reservations can be made upon exchange or anytime
                 at Japan Railways station simply by showing your rail pass.

    - Terms & Conditions -                                                         Eligibility • Validation • Refund  

        1. Eligibility

    •Foreign visitors with tourist purpose.
         *Under status or visas such as "Employment", "Military", "Study", or "Trainee" are NOT eligible.
    •Green Card Holders (Permanent residents). *Green Card is required upon activation.

        2. Validation

    Exchange Voucher must be activated within three months. Japan Rail Pass will be expired in 7, 14, or 21 consecutive days from effective date. The effective date can be specified up to 30 days depending on your travel plan. For example, a voucher can be activated on 12/1 with the effective date as of 12/10.

        2. Refund Policy

    Condition
    Valid Period
    Refund
    Refund Fee
    Before Activation
    within 1 year from the issuance
    Allowed
    10% Refund Fee
    Before Activation
    After 1 year from the issuance
    X
    Non-Refundable
    Before Activation
    Lost or stolen
    Allowed
    15% Handling Fee
    After Activation
    Before Effective Date (starting date)
    Allowed
    20% Refund Fee
    After Activation
    After Effective Date (starting date)
    X
    Non-Refundable
    After Activation
    Lost or stolen
    X
    Non-Refundable