Nothing beats the Japan Rail Pass when it comes to getting great value and convenience while travelling and sightseeing around Japan! Japan Rail Pass, available year round, lets travelers use most of the Japan Rail (JR) trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services in Japan.
In order to obtain the Japan Rail Pass, it is necessary to:
1) Be a foreign visitor to Japan and have a “Temporary Visitor” stamp or seal in your passport
2) Purchase an Exchange Order before travelling to Japan. Exchange Orders can be purchased from:
- a) Overseas offices of JTB Corporation, JALPAK, Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd., Kintetsu International and Toptour Corporation, as well as from each of their affiliated travel agencies.
- b) Overseas offices of Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA)
- For more information about these companies, visit here.
3) Upon arriving in Japan, take your Exchange Order to an applicable Japan Rail station which has a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Office to receive your Japan Rail Pass
The Exchange Order must be turned into an Exchange Office within three (3) months from when it was issued to obtain the Japan Rail Pass. When you turn it in, you must specify the date you want to start using the Japan Rail Pass.
There are two types of passes: Green (for superior class Green cars) and Ordinary. Three different durations are available: 7-day, 14-day and 21-day passes. The validity period for these passes consists of the consecutive 7, 14 or 21 days beginning on the date the Japan Rail Pass is first used.
All Japan Rail Passes offer adult and child fares. Please be aware that restrictions may apply.
For more information about the Japan Rail Pass, visit here.
If you are thinking of a Japan Rail Pass, make sure you do your homework and planning first. The national pass is good if you are travelling long distances between regions. They are not good if you stay in one place like Tokyo, and the regional passes can offer better value. Overall, a good use of the pass can save 20% to 50% over individual tickets.
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Expenses can be high in Japan, which makes sense to save money on Rail Passes! Not only that, you should also save money on food, musuem pass, air tickets (use skyscanner) and hotels (http://hotels.moneydigest.sg)
Trains in Japan are almost never delayed. Average delay...... 16 seconds. That's what I heard.\U0001f685\U0001f685\U0001f685
Make sure to ride the sightseeing trains! They are FREE with the Rail Pass and you can see the most beautiful parts of the country from the comfort of a train!
We made wonderful trips with the railpass. And the trains are so comfortable, in time and the personnel is so friendly. We love it!!!!
Japanese rail service is top notch... For two weeks it cost us £400 per person and that's first class, for use on any Japan Rail, trains never late and trains so clean you lick the windows! For a day trip to London will be about £60 bog standard and depressing trains and service
The Japan Rail Pass is a MUST for someone travell to Japan, because help a lot to save moeny and expecially help at the moment of booking and make ticket.
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