Yay! You decided to travel Japan!
And decided where to go, like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima....
But do you know Shinkansen is not cheap?
Normally, the Shinkansen fare of both ways from Tokyo to Kyoto is about ¥28,000.
In addition, if you are planning to travel other places, the train charge will be huge sum of money.
Furthermore, buying a ticket each time you ride on train is going to bother you..
The railway in Japan is internationally known for its 20 000 km length servicing the whole country, its punctuality and speed.
Confidently travel all around the country with your JR Pass for the best price and discover its landscapes from a safe and comfortable mean of transportation.
Get your Japan Rail Pass sent to you for free with a detailed map of the railway network and enjoy a comprehensive service on site thanks to Japan Rail Pass Assistance.
The JAPAN RAIL PASS is valid for the railways, buses, and ferry boats.
*All JR Group Railways-Shinkansen"bullet trains" (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains) limited express trains, express trains, and rapid or local trains, and the BRT
*Local lines of JR Bus
*Only the JR-WEST Miyajima ferry is covered
As you can see in the table, it is only ¥29,110 for an adult for free JR train pass all over Japan.
The 'Green Pass' entitles you to travel in the 'Green Car', the equivalent of our 1st class, on all Shinkansens and certain fast lines.
If you always travel with business/first class, you will like quiet green car.
But except that case, ordinary pass will do;)
If you are planning to travel particular part of Japan, there is a Regional Rail Pass too!
STEP1: PURCHASE AT HOME
Purchase online or through travel agents across the world.
JAPAN RAIL PASS cannot be purchased in Japan, so please make sure to buy it in your home country.
The list of the agents are on this page,
STEP2:EXCHANGE IN JAPAN
The voucher can be exchanged at designated major JR stations across Japan, including the JR stations at Narita Airport and Kansai Airport.
1. You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor."
2.You are a Japanese national living outside of Japan.
I picked some good pages which explains Japan Rail Pass deeply, including their official page.
Please read and know more about Japan Rail Pass, and enjoy your trip!♡
1. Japan Railways Group