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The Japan Rail (JR) Pass is a special pass valid for unlimited travel on Japan Railways(JR) transportation, including all JR trains (shinkansen “bullet trains” except “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” service. limited express trains, express trains and rapid or local trains)*, JR bus company local lines (JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokal Bus , West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Kyushu Bus) and the JR Miyajima ferry.
The JR Pass is available only to overseas visitors that enter Japan as a “Temporary Visitor”. This includes sightseeing, visiting relatives, inspection tours, conferences and meeting or other activities during a short stay in Japan
Note: Visitors who enter Japan under other statuses including: “Re-entry Permit”, “Entertainer” or “Traine” are not eligible
For complete information on entering Japan, please check with your nearest Japanese Consulate-General or Embassy.
Japanese nationals living overseas may also purchase the Japan Rail Pass if they:
Discover at your own pace the different regions of Japan, their feature and their charms! Discover at your own pace the different regions of Japan, their feature and their charms!
The Japan Rail Pass (also commonly called JR Pass) is a very cost effective rail pass for long distance train travel in Japan. It can be used by foreign tourists only, and offers unlimited use of JR trains for one, two or three weeks at a cost that residents of Japan can only dream of.
The Japan Rail Pass must be purchased before your arrival to Japan, because it is not available for sale inside Japan. The pass comes in two types: ordinary and green car. The latter is valid on green cars (first class cars) that offer more spacious seats than ordinary cars.
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If you use only a simple round trip between Tokyo and Osaka, you don’t need to buy JR pass.
Normal Tickets (JPY 28900) – JR Pass Ordinary 7days (JPY 29110).
But if you use a round trip between Narita airport and Osaka, it would be better to buy JR pass.
Normal Tickets (JPY 33220 ) – JR Pass Ordinary 7days (JPY 29110).