The Japan JR Rail Pass (JR Pass for short) is a convenient free pass usable on almost all JR lines. JR is short for Japan Railways, the most prominent railway network of Japan, which operates a large proportion of intercity rail service, including the Shinkansen high-speed rail lines, as well as commuter rail service. Only a foreign tourist visiting Japan for sight-seeing purposes under the entry status of a "temporary visitor" and a Japanese national living in a foreign country is eligible for a JR Rail Pass. The JR Rail Pass Exchange Order, exchangeable at JR stations with JR Pass exchange offices in Japan, cannot be purchased inside Japan.
There are two types of Japan Rail Pass: Green (for class upgrade reserved seats cabin) and Ordinary.
The JR Rail Pass is available as a 7-day, 14-day, or 21-day pass.
Children fare is eligible from age 6 up to age 11. The applicable price is the price valid on the date when an Exchange Order is issued.
1. Transportation Services
Remarks: The JR Rail Pass is not valid for "NOZOMI" Shinkansen trains. If you use a "NOZOMI," you must pay the ordinary fare and the limited express charge, and if using a Green car, an additional charge for the use of Green car cabin. Passengers using train on non-JR lines* must pay respective fares and charges applicable to sections traveled on such lines.
2. Valid Period
The JR Rail Pass is available in 7 consecutive days, 14 consecutive days and 21 consecutive days, beginning on the date the rail pass is first used.
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