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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
How to enjoy 21-days of unlimited JR rides in Japan:
You must purchase this ticket prior to your trip to Japan. Select and purchase your shipping area and seating type from the tour options. At the checkout, you must provide your your full name and title exactly as they appear on your passport, gender (Mr or Ms), a mailing address (no P.O. Box addresses) and phone number. After the purchase is made, the local operator will send you a JR Pass Exchange Voucher and detailed instructions by FedEx within 4 business days to the provided address.
Please take your exchange voucher and your passport to any JR Pass exchange office for the eligibility verification process upon arrival in Japan. Once eligibility is verified, you will be asked for the desired starting date, and you will receive your Japan Rail Pass. Exchange offices are located in main areas within Japan including Narita airport and Kansai airport.
To use your pass, simply show your JR Pass to a train staff when entering the ticket gate. You cannot go through the automated ticket gate and must use the "manned" ticket gate. The beauty of the pass is that you can use the Japan Rail Pass on most railways and buses that are operated by the Japan Railway (JR) Group.
What is a "Green Car” in comparison to a "Standard Car"? The Green Class Car is equipped with upscale comfortable seats that are wider and more spacious than those in the Standard cars. The car is also carpeted with extra room for luggage, and the attendant will provide you with a hot towel upon boarding. Depending on the season, the Standard Class Car can become very crowded, with little space to place luggage. Can I use the Japan Rail Pass to board any train, bus, or ferry in Japan? You can use the Japan Rail Pass on most railways including Hokkaido, Tohoku, Joetsu, Hokuriku, Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen. Tokyo Monorail and buses that are operated by the Japan Railway Group are also eligible for use.
REQUIRED INFO: At time of booking, you MUST include the following details in the "Special Requirements" box:
Your full name and title as they appear on your passport
Gender (Mr or Ms)
Mailing address (no P.O. Box addresses)
List of Shipping Countries: The JR Pass exchange voucher can ONLY be mailed to the countries listed below and cannot be delivered to P.O. Boxes. (In cases when delivery address outside of FEDEX delivery area, there is additional cost of $38.00 or more).
Area 1 - 48 states in the continental US (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) Area 2 - Canada, Dominican Republic, US Alaska, US Hawaii, Mexico Area 3 (Asia Pacific, Middle East and South America) - Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen Arab Republic, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Peru Area 4 (Europe) - France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland
21-day JR Pass
4 business day shipping via FedEx (to selected countries only)
Nozomi and Mizuho train fare
Seat reservation (must be done in Japan)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
After the purchase, the local supplier will send you a JR Pass exchange voucher to the provided mailing address
Exchange your Exchange Voucher for your JR Pass at any exchange office in Japan upon arrival
The purchase must be made prior to your departure to Japan
Minimum age is 6 years
Important Note: The following information for the traveler using the pass MUST be provided at the time of booking: 1) Traveler’s full name (exactly as it appears on the passport) 2) Country in which the passport was issued, 3) Gender (Mr. or Ms.), 4) Mailing address (no P.O. Box addresses are accepted) and 5) Contact phone number.
Eligibility: You can purchase this pass if you are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for the purpose of tourism, under the entry status of "temporary visitor."
Eligibility: If you are using a Japanese passport, you will not be able to purchase a JR pass.
There will be an additional fee for sleeper cars; private compartments; express bus and certain bullet trains such as the Shinkansen "Nozomi Super Express," "Mizuho," etc
You will receive a list of exchange offices along with your Exchange Voucher in the mail
Any Japan Rail Pass Exchange Office in Japan (further details will be provided from the local operator after the purchase)
Valid from the time of first use, for the consecutive days selected.