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Planning a trip to Japan? Explore Japan with JR Pass with one of these national or regional passes!

NATION WIDE PASSES

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Ordinary / Green Passes

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  • Almost all JR trains nationwide (bullet trains, limited express train etc.)
    Passes available:
    - JR Pass Ordinary 7, 14, 21 Days
    - JR Pass Green 7, 14, 21 Days
  • 7, 14 or 21 consecutive days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 524.00 BOOK NOW

REGIONAL PASSES

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Hokkaido Rail Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - Hokkaido Rail Pass 3, 4, 5, 7 Days
  • 3, 5, 7 consecutive days, flexi 4 days within 10 days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 297.00 BOOK NOW
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East-South Hokkaido Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - East-South Hokkaido Pass 6 Days
    - JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail 5 Days
  • Flexi 6 days within 14 days, flexi 5 days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 342.00 BOOK NOW
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Central Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - Alpine Takayama Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass 5 Days
    - Mt Fuji-Shizuoka Area Pass 3 Days
  • 3 or 5 consecutive days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 81.00 BOOK NOW
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Central West Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass 5 Days
    - Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass 5 Days
  • 3,5,7 or 10 consecutive days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 198.00 BOOK NOW
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West Pass

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  • Kansai Area, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Himeji
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 consecutive days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 40.00 BOOK NOW
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Shikoku Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - Shikoku Pass 3, 4, 5 Days
    - Kagawa Mini Rail & Ferry 2 Days
  • 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 72.00 BOOK NOW
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Kyushu Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - Kyushu Rail Pass 3, 5 days
    - Kyushu North Rail Pass 3, 5 days
    - Kyushu South Rail Pass 3 days
    - Sanyo-San'in North Kyushu Pass 7 days
  • 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 126.00 BOOK NOW
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East-West Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass 7 Days
  • 7 consecutive days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 432.00 BOOK NOW
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East Pass

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  • Passes available:
    - JR East Pass (Tohoku Area) Flexi 5 Days
    - JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata Area) Flexi 5 Days
  • Flexi 5 days within 10 days
  • Not available to residents of Japan
From RM 361.00 BOOK NOW

FAQ

What is a Japan Rail Pass?

The Japan Rail Pass, or JR Pass for short, is a train ticket that grants passengers unlimited access to various types of transportation in Japan operated by the Japan Railways Group. There are different types of JR Passes for every itinerary.

 

The passes give you access to most of the major Japan Railways (JR) train lines, with the exception of some high-speed trains such as the Nozomi Shinkansen. 

Who is eligible to use JR Pass?

Any non-Japanese national who visits Japan as a tourist or with a “Temporary Visitor” status is eligible.

 

Japanese citizens are NOT eligible for the pass unless they are Permanent Residents of another country or married to a non-Japanese residing in another country outside of Japan. Foreigners visiting for non-tourism purposes (E.g. Work, military, diplomatic, cultural, research etc.), or holding a long-term visa (E.g. Student, instructor or work) are similarly NOT eligible for the pass.

I am holding dual-citizenship, am I still eligible to purchase the Japan Rail Pass?

Yes. You must use non-Japanese passport with a “Temporary Visitor” visa to enter the country.

What is the difference between the Green and Ordinary Pass?

First class cars on the Japan Rail lines are called “green cars”. You can locate this carriage with its green clover icon on the side of the carriage. This pass lets you enjoy your journey in comfort with a large reclined seat, ample leg space, integrated radio and luggage space.


Green Pass is usually recommended for peak travel seasons (May, August and September) as they are generally less crowded than the normal carriages.

 

Since the trains in Japan have such high standards, the ordinary cars are usually sufficient for most travellers. However, if you are looking for more spacious leg room and some peace and quiet, the green cars are for you.

Which JR pass should I get for my Japan travels?

There are so many passes to choose from and the right JR Pass for you depends on your itinerary. 

 

For example, you may consider getting the Hokkaido JR Pass if your trip is entirely within Hokkaido. This grants you full access to Hokkaido for a selected number of days. Alternatively, if you intend to visit Osaka and are looking to explore Kyoto along the way, you may wish to get any one of the Central West Passes.

If you’re visiting many different parts of Japan during your trip, you should purchase the Nationwide JR Pass as it covers the whole of Japan.