Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass

The Japan National Rail Pass is for unlimited travel on Japan Rail lines and selected buses and ferries.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
07 Day AUD $348 AUD $174
14 Day AUD $555 AUD $277
21 Day AUD $711 AUD $355
Green
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
07 Day AUD $465 AUD $232
14 Day AUD $754 AUD $377
21 Day AUD $981 AUD $490

JR Pass Online Booking Form

With 12,400 miles of tracks you can rail almost anywhere in Japan.

  • Unlimited rail travel throughout Japan on the JR lines.
  • Available for a 7, 14 or 21 consecutive day period.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) or Green (1st class) travel.
 

Note:
The JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on " NOZOMI " and " MIZUHO " trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen lines. (The pass holders must take " HIKARI ", " SAKURA", " KODAMA " or " TSUBAME " trains.) If you use a " NOZOMI " or " MIZUHO " train, you must pay the basic fare and the limited express charge, and for a Green Car the Green Car surcharge. In addition, if you use the Gran Class car of the Tohoku Shinkansen, you must pay the limited express charge and the Gran Class car surcharge.
Note also that passengers using JR trains on non-JR lines must pay additional fares and charges for sections traveled on such lines. Some JR trains use the lines of private railways for direct services.

JR West Rail Pass

JR Explore the Kansai area of Japan with the Japan Rail West Pass Kansai.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
01 Day Kansai AUD $26 AUD $13
02 Day Kansai AUD $51 AUD $25
03 Day Kansai AUD $63 AUD $31
04 Day Hokuriku Area AUD $59 AUD $29
04 Day Kansai AUD $75 AUD $37
04 Day San'in Okayama Area Pass AUD $53 AUD $26
05 Day Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area AUD $131 AUD $65
05 Day Kansai-Hiroshima Area AUD $161 AUD $80
05 Day Okayama Hiroshima-Yamaguchi AUD $161 AUD $80
05 Day Setouchi Area AUD $203 AUD $101
05 Day West Kansai Wide Area AUD $107 AUD $53
07 Day Kansai Hokuriku Area AUD $179 AUD $89
07 Day Osaka Tokyo Hokuriku Arch AUD $287 AUD $143
07 Day Sanyo San'in-Northern Kyushu AUD $263 AUD $131
07 Day Sanyo-San'in Area AUD $227 AUD $113

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Can be purchase the pass in Japan, save by purchasing in Australia before your departure !!
Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

Kansai Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Kansai-Airport Express " Haruka " and local trains with non-reserved seats in the Kansai area ( Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji and ... ).


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  • Available for 1 to 4 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • A Visitor may purchase Kansai Area Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.
  • Not Valid on Bullet Trains " Shinkansen "

Kansai WIDE Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Sanyo Shinkansen ( incl. Nozomi and Mizuho, Shin-Osaka ⇔ Okayama), Limited Express and local trains in the area with non-reserved seats from Kansai Airport to Osaka, Kyoto Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Okayama, Wakayama, Kinosaki-Onsen, Shiga and Tsuruga, Takamaatsu and Iga-Ueno.


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  • Available for 5 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • A Visitor may purchase Kansai WIDE Area Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.
  • Not Valid on " Tokaido Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Tokyo ), " Sanyo Shinkansen " ( Okayama ⇔ Hakata )

San'in Okayama Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Limited Express, Rapid services and local trains in the San'in and Okayama pass areas.


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  • Not valid on Bullet train " Sanyo-Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Hakata )
  • Valid trains :
    Non-reserved seats on Express Trains " YAKUMO, SUPER HAKUTO(Incl. Kamigori ⇔ Chizu) etc."
    Rapid services, and local trains on JR-West Conventional lines.
  • Offers superb convenience and value for travellers also visiting the Kansai area when used in conjunction with a Kansai WIDE Area Pass.

Kansai Hokuriku Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Sanyo Shinkansen ( Incl. Nozomi and Mizuho, Shin-Osaka ⇔ Okayama ), Hokuriku Shinkansen ( Kanazawa ⇔ Joetsu-Myoko ), Limited Express and local trains in the area with non-reserved seats.


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  • Valid on :
    Non-reserved seats " Sanyo Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Okayama ),
    " Hokuriku Shinkansen " ( Kanazawa ⇔ Joetsu-Myoko ).
    Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines.
  • Not Valid on :
    " Hokuriku Shinkansen " ( Joetsu-Myoko ⇔ Tokyo )
    " Tokaido Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Tokyo )
    " Sanyo Shinkansen " ( Okayama ⇔ Hakata )

Other Pass

Hokuriku
Area


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Kansai - Hiroshima
Area


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Hiroshima - Yamaguchi
Area


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Sanyo - San'in
Area


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Osaka - Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass

Unlimited use of ordinary car reserved seat on Hokuriku Shinkansen ( Tokyo to Kanazawa ), Limited Express, and local trains ( incl. Rapid service, non-reserved seat on " HARUKA " ) and Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.


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  • Available for 7 consecutive days travel.
  • Can be use IR Ishikawa Railway between Kanazawa and Tsubata to access the JR Nanao Line, Ainokaze Toyama Railway between Toyama and Takaoka
  • Not Valid on " Tokaido Shinkansen " and " Sanyo Shinkansen "

JR East Pass

Travel throughout Tokyo & Eastern Japan with the JR East Pass.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
05 Day Flex Nagano Niigata Area AUD $208 AUD $104
05 Day Flex Tohoku Area AUD $232 AUD $116

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Nagano Niigata Area Destination : Narita / Haneda Airport to Tokyo, Nikko, Nagano, Niigata
Tohoku Area Destination : Narita / Haneda Airport to Tokyo, Nikko, Aomori, Sendai, Morioka, Akita

Unlimited travel on local, limited express and express trains including Shinkansen trains on the following rail company lines:
Nagano, Niigata AreaTohoku Area
JR East Lines, Izu Kyuko Line, Tokyo Monorail
Hokuetsu Express
Echigo TOKImeki Railway: Arai-Naoetsu
Aoimori Railway
Iwate Galaxy Railway (IGR)
Sendai Airport Transit
The following limited express trains that directly run between the JR East lines and Tobu Railway lines: the Nikko, the SPACIA Nikko, the Kinugawa, and the SPACIA Kinugawa.
The pass can be used for travel on local and rapid trains between Shimo-imaichi and Tobu-nikko/Kinugawa-onsen on Tobu Railway Lines. Between Kurihashi and Shimo-imaichi Stations, the pass may be used only on limited express trains that connect directly with Tobu Railway Lines.*

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Note:

  • *The JR EAST PASS may be used for Tobu Railway Lines as long as either the departing or destination station is on a JR line.
  • The JR EAST PASS is not valid for the Tokaido Shinkansen as that is operated by a different rail company.
  • GALA Yuzawa Station is in operation only in winter and spring.
  • Special operating intervals and trains may be in service to meet the needs in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
  • The JR EAST PASS is not valid for JR buses.
  • The JR East Pass can be used on the Narita Express for direct access from Narita Airport to Tokyo.
  • Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East Pass.

Valid:
Flexible 5-day pass: you can use the pass on any 5 days within a 14-day period starting with the date of purchase or exchange in Japan. You do not have to determine your 5 travel dates at the time of purchase or exchange.

Japan Hokkaido Rail Pass

Explore the Island of Hokkaido in Japan by Rail

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day AUD $197 AUD $98
04 Day Flex AUD $263 AUD $131
05 Day AUD $263 AUD $131
05 Day Flex Tohoku South Hokkaido AUD $227 AUD $113
06 Day Flex JR East - South Hokkaido AUD $311 AUD $155
07 Day AUD $287 AUD $143

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Hokkaido Pass Destination: Hakodate, Niseko, Noboribetsu, Sapporo, Otaru, Asahikawa, Kushiro and Abashiri

Australian Residents traveling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR Hokkaido Rail Pass.

The Hokkaido Rail Pass is valid for all train lines of the Hokkaido Railway Co. and selected JR Hokkaido Bus lines.
Excluding Bus Routes: Sapporo to Asahikawa, Monbetsu, Hiroo, Obihiro, Erimo, Shin Sapporo-Atsubetsu Stadium, JR Shiroishi Sta.-Sapporo Dome, Shin Sapporo-Sapporo Dome & irregular lines.
The Hokkaido pass offers the following durations:

  • 3 day consecutive pass
  • 5 day consecutive pass
  • 7 day consecutive pass
  • 4 day flexi pass (over a 10 day period)

JR Hokkaido Pass no longer covered the rides on following Hokkaido Shinkansen line of “Hayabusa” or “Hayate”.
Kikonai-Goryokaku (As this JR line will be owned by private train line of “Dounan isaribi” line JR Hokkaido pass no longer valid on this line).

Services of Hokkaido Shinkansen line will end their service.

  • Limited Express Train of “Hakucho” (Shin-aomori- Hakodate)
  • Limited Express Train of “Super Hakucho” (Shin- aomori- Hakodate)
  • Express Train “Hamamasu” (Aomori - Sapporo)

JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Unlimited use of trains operated by JR Trains in the Kanto (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki Prefectures) and Tohoku (Fukushima, Miyagi, Yamagata, Akita, Iwate and Aomori Prefectures) region and JR Hokkaido trains in Southern Hokkaido (as far as Sapporo) on 6 days of your choice within a 14 day period.
Only the following non-JR trains lines lines can also be used with JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass,
- Limited express trains between Shinjuku and Tobu-Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen and local trains between Tobu-Nikko, Shimo-Imaichi and Kinugawa Onsen.
- All trains along the Izukyu Line between Ito and Izukyu-Shimoda on the Izu Peninsula.
- All trains along the Iwate Ginga Railway and Aoimori railway between Morioka and Aomori.
- Tokyo Monorail between central Tokyo and Haneda Airport.

In the designated area, you can use all type of JR East (including Bus rapid transit and JR Hokkaido trains, including Shinkansen (except Tokaido Shinkansen), limited express trains local trains (except some "liner" trains). Seat reservation can be made for free.

 

JR Takayama - Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

The Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass covers between Nagoya, Gero and Takayama, and linking Kanazawa, Kaga-onsen, Awara-onsen, Kyoto and Osaka. You can also use reserved seats for up to four times.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day Mt. Fuji Shizuoka AUD $53 AUD $26
05 Day Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass AUD $209 AUD $104
05 Day Ise Kumano Area Tourist Pass AUD $131 AUD $65
05 Day Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass AUD $167 AUD $83

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Unlimited access to buses between Takayama, World Heritage Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa.

The pass offers you unlimited access for five days to limited express trains of conventional lines and ordinary trains running between Nagoya, Gero and Takayama, and linking Kanazawa, Kagaonsen, Awaraonsen, Kyoto and Osaka. You can also use reserved seats for up to four times.

 

Note:
The tickets may be purchased only by customer that have a passport issued by a nation other than Japan and whose visa status in Japan is “Short-term Stay ”.
This pass is not available for purchase in Japan.
Please purchase an Exchange Order before leaving to Japan.
Please exchange order can be exchanged for the pass after entry in to a Japan.

JR Kyushu Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Kyushu Rail Pass covers the island of Kyushu in West Japan.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day AUD $179 AUD $89
03 Day Northern Kyushu AUD $101 AUD $50
03 Day Southern Kyushu AUD $83 AUD $41
05 Day AUD $215 AUD $107
05 Day Northern Kyushu AUD $119 AUD $59

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Kyushu Pass Destination: Fukuoka, Beppu, Mt. Aso, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Saga, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Oita and other places in Kyushu area

The Kyushu Island Rail pass is ideal for travelling to places like Nagasaki, Suizenji Park, Kagoshima and Obi Castle.
It also includes travel on the Kyushu Shinkansen and limited express trains, but excluding the Sanyo Shinkansen (Fukuoka - Osaka, Operated by JR West). The Northern Kyushu version of the pass is not valid south of Oita and Kumamoto (The Northern Kyushu version will become valid on trains between Kumamoto and Misumi).

  • Available for a 3 or 5 consecutive day period
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
Seat reservations can be made for free.
From April 2015, a maximum number of free seat reservations will be introduced as follows:
(Both Northern Kyushu & Kyushu Rail Pass)
  • Up to 10 free seat reservations can be made with the 3-day pass
  • Up to 16 free seat reservations can be made with the 5-day pass

Note: Non-Japanese citizens who are visiting Japan for the purpose of sightseeing and traveling on a short-stay visa.

  1. You must hold a passport issued by a country other than Japan.
  2. You must reside outside Japan and are visiting Japan on a short-stay visa.

*Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR Kyushu Pass.

JR Shikoku Rail Pass

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
02 Day Kagawa Mini Rail & Ferry AUD $47 AUD $23
03 Day AUD $107 AUD $53
04 Day AUD $119 AUD $59
05 Day AUD $131 AUD $65
07 Day AUD $143 AUD $71

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Australian Residents traveling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR Shikoku Rail Pass.

All Shikoku Rail Pass

Valid on the following lines during the validity period:

  • Non-reserved seats in regular cars on limited express, rapid and local trains on all JR Shikoku lines, and all Tosa Kuroshio Railway lines.
  • All Asa Kaigan Railway lines, all lyo Railway lines, all Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad lines, and all Tosaden Kotsu lines.
  • Shodoshima Ferry passage between Takamatsu and Tonosho.
  • Shodoshima Olive Bus line.

Not valid on the following lines and trains:

  • Sunrise Seto and Botchan Train.
  • Shodoshima Ferry high speed boats, and passages other than between Takamatsu and Tonosho.
  • All bus lines (except Shodoshima Olive Bus).
  • The Pass can be used on the JR Seto-Ōhashi Line from Kojima Station towards the south. Areas north of Kojima Station (towards Okayama Station) are not included in the Pass. When travelling across areas, you will need to purchase tickets for the segments beyond Pass limits.

KAGAWA Mini Rail & Ferry Pass

Valid on the following lines during the validity period:

  • Non-reserved seats in regular cars on limited express, rapid, and local trains on the following lines of Shikoku Railway Company: Yosan Line between Takamatsu and Kan-onji, Kōtoku Line between Takamatsu and Hiketa, and Dosan Line between Tadotsu and Kotohira.
  • All Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad Lines.
  • Shodoshima Ferry passage between Takamatsu and Tonosho.
  • Shodoshima Olive Bus line.

Not valid on the following lines and trains:

  • Sunrise Seto.
  • Shodoshima Ferry high speed boats, and passages other than between Takamatsu and Tonosho.
  • All bus lines except Shodoshima Olive Bus.

There are 15 types of Japan Rail Pass!

Who is eligible for the JAPAN RAIL PASS?

The JAPAN RAIL PASS is a special ticket that is available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sight-seeing. To be eligible to purchase a JAPAN RAIL PASS you must meet one of the following two conditions.

1. You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of " Temporary Visitor ".

" Temporary Visitor " entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for "sight-seeing, etc. " If you apply for a " stay for sight-seeing " when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport as " Temporary Visitor " as shown below. Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JAPAN RAIL PASS.

Examples of the "Temporary Visitor" entry status stamp

Caution:
If you visit Japan with an Exchange Order (H.I.S. Exchange Order) to be exchanged in for a JAPAN RAIL PASS, the exchange cannot be made unless they have " Temporary Visitor " status; to enter Japan under any other official status, such as " Trainee " or " Entertainer " or " Re-entry Permit ", will make the pass invalid. Please note that according to strict interpretation of Japanese Immigration Law, " Temporary Visitor " status differs even from other types of stays that are also for only short time periods.

 

2. Japanese people living abroad who meet the following conditions

People who have both their Japanese passport and written proof - obtained from the embassy or legation of Japan in the foreign country where they live - that they have been living legally in the country for 10 consecutive years or more.
Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East, West, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Central or Shikoku Rail Passes.

Acceptable written proof

(1) Copy of your Overseas Residential Registration issued by the embassy or legation of Japan in the foreign country where you live (limited to an Overseas Residential Registration with a date of acceptance at least 10 years earlier)

(2) Certificate of Overseas Residence issued by the embassy or legation of Japan in the foreign country where you live (limited to a Certificate of Overseas Residence with a date at least 10 years earlier as the date on which your address (or place of temporary residence) was established as your present address)

(3) As a special case limited to the USA, Brazil, and Canada, the Permanent Resident Card issued by these 3 countries can be used as written proof until further notice (limited to a Permanent Resident Card confirming your stay in the relevant country for 10years or more).
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  • In regard to (1) , if a single copy of your Overseas Residential Registration verifies that any family members living with you in the country have stayed for 10 consecutive years or more, such a document is valid for those family members.
  • Concerning children (under 12 years of age) whose stay in the country is less than 10 years at the time of purchase of an Exchange Order, if a single copy of the Overseas Residential Registration stated in (1) verifies that they live together with the applicant whose stay in the country is 10 consecutive years or more, and if they also use the JAPAN RAIL PASS together with that applicant, their eligibility requirements are satisfied.
  • The copy of the Overseas Residential Registration and the Certificate of Overseas Residence are only valid for 6 months after the date of issue.
  • You cannot use a photocopy of your written proof to purchase an Exchange Order or to exchange your Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS.
  • Definition of “10years or more”: At the time of purchase of an Exchange Order, a date in the same month 10 years earlier or before is valid.
    (Example) In the case of the purchase of an Exchange Order on June 1, 2017, a date any time in June 2007 or earlier is valid.
    (A date between June 1 and June 30, 2007 is deemed as “June 2007” and valid.)
  • You can purchase an Exchange Order and exchange it for a JAPAN RAIL PASS only if you can present any one of the written proof described in the above (1) to (3).

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  • An Exchange Order must be presented in Japan within 3 months from date of issue. This must be done at a JR Station that has a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Office.
  • Rail Passes can be picked up the same day they are ordered or issued immediately from your nearest branch during business hours.
    JR Pass costing fluctuates depending on the status of the exchange rate. For more information please consult with Travel Japan Staff.
  • Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East, West, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Central or Shikoku Rail Passes.
  • Please contact Auckland office for NZ$ rates.