Japan Rail Pass
Pass Types and Prices
Japan Rail Pass
Japan Rail Pass has 2 types: Green (for superior-class Green cars), and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 7 Day, 14 Day, or 21 Day pass.
Below are prices in Japanese yen for a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order; the actual cost in local currency is calculated based on the Banker’s selling Rate (BSR) (or equivalent), at the time the Exchange Order is issued. Note that the purchase exchange rate may differ from the exchange rate in effect when you actually visit Japan.
The local currency price, applicable exchange rate, and issue date for an Exchange Order are specified on the Exchange Order itself. Children who are age 6 through 11 as of the date on which the exchange order is issued are eligible for child pass prices. Prices are subject to change. The applicable price is the price valid on the date when an Exchange Order is issued. *Prices shown are accurate as of April 2014. Prices are subject to change. Please see the Japan Rail Pass website for more information.
There are two types including 1) Northern Kyushu Area and 2) All Kyushu Area
All Kyushu Area pass is valid on all JR Kyushu lines.
Ride as many times as you like throughout the designated Kyushu area, on local, limited express and Kyushu Shinkansen “bullet” trains.
The pass is not valid on the Sanyo Shinkansen, sleeper trains or JR Kyushu buses.
A child price (6 to 11 years of age) is available for this pass.
Access to trains is free for babies under 5 years of age.
JR NORTHERN KYUSHU PASS
JR KYUSHU ALL AREA PASS
Hokkaido Rail Pass
JR Hokkaido offers Hokkaido Rail Pass, which allows you to travel at a reduced price, from Naka-Oguni as far as Wakkanai as well as Sapporo, thanks to unlimited access to JR Hokkaido lines, as well as certain buses, for 3, 5, or 7 consecutive days.
There is also a Flexible 4-day version, for use within a 10 day period.
A child price (6 to 11 years of age) is available for the pass.
Access to trains is free for accompanied infants aged 5 years or under. Japanese passport holders can NOT use this pass.
KANSAI AREA PASS
JR West offers Kansai Area Pass, which gives unlimited access to JR trains in the region for 1, 2, 3 or 4 consecutive days.
You can thus visit emblematic Japanese towns such as Kyoto, the former capital, Kobe, the port city, Osaka, Himeji and Nara.The pass also gives you access to the Kansai International airport.
KANSAI WIDE AREA PASS
JR KANSAI-HIROSHIMA AREA PASS
R KANSAI-HIROSHIMA AREA PASS, Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo-Shinkansen(Between Shin-Osaka and Hiroshima), the limited express, Rapid service and local trains with non-reserved seats, and th JR-WEST Miyajima Ferry.
Not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen (Between Shin-Osaka and Kyoto)
JR SANYO SAN’IN AREA PASS
JR SANYO SAN’IN AREA PASS, Get unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen (between Shin-Osaka and Hakata), the limited express with reserved seats, rapid service, local trains (Incl. Chizu express line) and the JR-West Miyajima Ferry, available to Kansai, Sanyo and San’in areas.
JR SAN’IN-OKAYAMA AREA PASS
JR SAN’IN-OKAYAMA AREA PASS Get unlimited rides on the Limited Express and local trains (Incl. Rapid service) in the area (incl. the Chizu Express Line ) with non-reserved seats.
JR KANSAI – HOKURIKU AREA PASS
Get unlimited rides on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Kanazawa and Kurobe-Unazukionsen), Limited Express and local trains (Incl.Rapid services) in the area with non-reserved seats, and WEST JR Bus in the area. Not valid on the Hokuriku Shinkansen “KAGAYAKI”, as all seats are reserved. If travelling on the Himi, Johana or Nanao lines, Limited Express services can also be used as an exception, if no stops are made on the IR Ishikawa Railway and Ainokaze Toyama Railway services, Liner fare is payable if using the Rapid “AINOKAZE LINER” operated by the Ainokaze Toyama Railway.
JR SETOUCHI AREA PASS
JR SETOUCHI AREA available for riding on non-reserved seats of Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka to Hakata), Non-reserved seats of limited express, rapid-service, and regular trains. And also available on Okaden Bus (Okayama Station – Shin Okayama Port), Ryobi Ferry (Shin-Okayama port – Shodoshima (Tonosho Port)), Shodoshima Ferry (Takamatsu Port – Shodoshima (Tonosho Port)), Onomichi Bus “Shimanami Cycle Express”(Onomichieki-mae or Shin-Onomichi Station – Imabarieki-mae or Imabari Sambashi (Pier)), Ishizaki Kisen or Setonaikai Kisen “Super Jet” (Hiroshima Port – Kure Port – Matsuyama Kankoko Port), JR West Miyajima Ferry (Miyajimaguchi – Miyajima)
JR OKAYAMA-HIROSHIMA-YAMAGUCHI AREA PASS
JR OKAYAMA-HIROSHIMA-YAMAGUCHI AREA PASS Get unlimited rides on the sanyo Shinkansen (incl. NOZOMI and MIZUHO, between Hakata and Okayama), Limited Express and local trains (incl.Rapid services ) in the area with non-reserved seats, the JR-West Miyajima Ferry, and Chugoku JR Bus in the area. Valid also on Sanyo Shinkansen “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO”. Not valid on Sanyo Shinkasen (Okayama⇔Shin-Osaka) Not valid on the conventional lines within JR Kyushu (e.g. between Hakata and Shimonoseki).
JR OKAYAMA-HIROSHIMA-YAMAGUCHI AREA PASS
JR HOKURIKU AREA PASS Get unlimited rides on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Kanazawa and Kurobe-Unazukionsen), Limited Express and local trains (Incl.Rapid services) in the area with non-reserved seats, and WEST JR Bus in the area. Not valid on the Hokuriku Shinkansen “KAGAYAKI”, as all seats are reserved. If travelling on the Himi, Johana or Nanao lines, Limited Express services can also be used as an exception, if no stops are made on the IR Ishikawa Railway and Ainokaze Toyama Railway services, Liner fare is payable if using the Rapid “AINOKAZE LINER” operated by the Ainokaze Toyama Railway.
JR EAST PASS
Once you completed all booking processes, you will get a voucher called “Exchange Order” which is looks like the below picture.The voucher (Exchange Order) must be exchanged within 90 days after you got the voucher by presenting the voucher together with your passport at the JR office in Japan.
JR EAST PASS – Tohoku Area
JR EAST PASS – Nagano, Niigata Area
JR EAST South Hokkaido Rail Pass
JR OSAKA TOKYO HOKURIKU ARCH PASS
The Tokyo-Osaka Hokuriku Arch Pass is a rail pass provides unlimited travel on JR trains (including Hokuriku Shinkansen) between Tokyo and Osaka via the less traveled Hokuriku Region. The pass is valid for seven consecutive days. Recommended for the travelers who make a trip between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka via the Hokuriku Region instead of via the more popularly traveled Tokaido Shinkansen route.