Japan Rail group, or JR, is a huge network of rail, buses and ferries. The JR pass is an extensive and inexpensive way for tourists to enjoy unlimited travel using this network.
In order to meet the eligibility requirements needed to purchase a JR pass, you must be a foreign tourist, or a Japanese national living outside of Japan. An exchange order is purchased outside Japan, then exchanged at a JR Rail Pass exchange office in Japan. The passes can only be purchased outside of Japan from an authorized seller, and they may be used on all forms of transportation within the JR Group with very few exceptions.
Two types of tickets are available; Ordinary, or standard fare, and Green, or first class. Each type has 7, 14 or 21 day passes, and separate rates for children (11 years of age or under). Example rates for standard 7-day passes for one adult and one child would be about $350 and $176 respectively (rates subject to change due to fluctuations in the exchange rate).
JR is internationally known for their reliability, safety, speed and service. Take advantage of the rail pass, and you can travel in complete relaxation, assured of getting to your destination punctually, comfortably and efficiently.
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