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 $327 AUD $163
14 Day AUD $522 AUD $261
21 Day AUD $667 AUD $333
Green
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
07 Day AUD $437 AUD $218
14 Day AUD $708 AUD $354
21 Day AUD $921 AUD $460

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.

Important notes:
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 Pass Online Booking Form

Japan East Pass

Travel throughout Tokyo & Eastern Japan with a JR East Pass!

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
05 Day Flex Nagano Niigata Area AUD $196 AUD $98
05 Day Flex Tohoku Area AUD $220 AUD $110

JR East Pass Nagano Niigata Area Destination : Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to Tokyo, Nagano, Niigata
JR East Pass Tohoku Area Destination : Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to Tokyo, Nikko, Aomori, Sendai, Morioka, Akita

This pass covers metropolitan Tokyo and many popular destinations in Eastern Japan.

Nagano Niigata Area NEW!!
Unlimited travel on local, limited express and express trains including Shinkansen trains on the following rail company lines: JR East Lines including : Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to Tokyo for 5 days of flexi travel over 14 days period.

The JR EAST PASS allows rides on some non-JR trains, Izu Kyuko Line, Hokuetsu Express, Echigo TOKImeki Railway: Arai-Naoetsu, Tokyo Monorail. 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.*

Notes:

  • The JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) 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 (Nagano, Niigata area) 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.
  • The JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) is not valid for JR buses.

Tohoku Area NEW!!
Unlimited travel on local, limited express and express trains including Shinkansen trains on the following rail company lines: JR East Lines (including Bus rapid transit) including Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to Tokyo, Nikko, Aomori, Sendai, Morioka, Akita for 5 days of flexi travel over 14days period.
The JR EAST PASS allows rides on some non-JR trains, Aoimori Railway, Iwate Galaxy Railway (IGR), Tokyo Monorail, 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.**

Note:

  • The JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) 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 (Tohoku area) 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.
Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East Pass.

JR Pass Online Booking Form

JR West - Japan West Kansai 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 $24 AUD $12
02 Day Kansai AUD $48 AUD $24
03 Day Kansai AUD $59 AUD $29
04 Day Hokuriku Area AUD $56 AUD $28
04 Day Kansai AUD $70 AUD $35
04 Day San'in Okayama Area Pass AUD $50 AUD $25
05 Day Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area AUD $123 AUD $61
05 Day Kansai-Hiroshima Area AUD $151 AUD $75
05 Day Setouchi Area AUD $191 AUD $95
05 Day West Kansai Wide Area AUD $101 AUD $50
07 Day Kansai Hokuriku Area AUD $168 AUD $84
07 Day Osaka Tokyo Hokuriku Arch AUD $270 AUD $135
07 Day Sanyo-San'in Area AUD $213 AUD $106

Kansai Pass Destination: Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Himeji and other places in Kansai area
Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area Pass Destination: Fukuoka Airport to Yamaguchi and Hiroshima on the Sanyo Shinkansen 
(not valid on the conbentional lines within Kyushu between Hakata and Shimonoseki). * Separate fare and change must be paid when using the SL YAMAGUCHI.
Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass Destination: Between Shin-Osaka and Hiroshima on the Sanyo Shinkansen (incl,Nozomi and Mizuho) 
the Limited Express, Rapid Service and local trains with non-reserved seats, and the JR-West miyajima Ferry from Kansai Airport to Hiroshima, Okayama area and Takamatsu. in addition area. (*not Valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Shin- Osaka and Kyoto
Osaka - Tokyo Hokuriku Area Arch Pass Destination: 
Kansai Airport to central Osaka, Tokyo's Narita Airport, Haneda Airport to Central Tokyo, Tokyo and Osaka via the Hokuriku Region.

  • Caution: A Visitor may purchase Japan West Kansai Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.
  • Available for 1 to 4 days of consecutive travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only

Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

Covering a smaller, more specific area of western Japan, this excursion pass allows the visitor to explore the many sightseeing locations of the area including: Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai Airport, Kobe, Nara and Himeji.

Kansai Wide Area Pass

Explore the Kansai area, the Nanki area and the Okayama area of Japan with the Japan Rail West Wide Area Pass.

  • Caution: A Visitor may purchase Kansai Wide Area Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.
  • Available for 5 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • Kansai WIDE Area Pass is not valid for “Tokaido Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka⇔Tokyo), and “Kyushu Shinkansen” (Hakata⇔Kagoshima-Chuo).

Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

Kansai Wide Area Pass is valid on non-reserved seats on the Sanyo Shinkansen ( incl. Nozomi and Mizuho between Shin-Osaka and Okayama), and the Limited express rapid service and local trains from Kansai Airport to Osaka, Kyoto Kobe, Nara, Himeji, the Okayama Area, Wakayama, Shirahama, Kinosaki Onsen, Shiga and Tsuruga, Takamaatsu and Iga-Ueno.

Hokuriku Area Pass

*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. - Seven days of unlimited travel on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) between Kanazawa and Joetsu-Myoko plus non-reserved seating in limited express trains and local services in the Hokuriku and Kansai areas. - Able to purchase the pass in Japan, save by purchasing in Australia before your departure!

Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

Kansai Hokuriku Area Pass

  • Not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen (not valid on the Shinkansen between Shin-Osaka and Kyoto).
  • Not valid on the Hokuriku Shinkansen "KAGAYAKI", as all sets are reserved.
  • Seven days of unlimited travel on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) between Kanazawa and Joetsu-Myoko plus non-reserved seating in limited express trains and local services in the Hokuriku and Kansai areas.
  • Able to purchase the pass in Japan, save by purchasing in Australia before your departure !!

Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

San'in Okayama Area Pass

  • Unlimited travel on limited express trains, rapid services, and local services in the San'in and Okayama areas.
  • 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.
  • Able to purchase the pass in Japan, save by purchasing in Australia before your departure!

Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

Osaka - Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass NEW!!

Unlimited travel on JR trains between Osaka and Tokyo via the Hokuriku Shinkansen. limited express trains, local trains in central Osaka and central Tokyo.
Kansai Airport - Shin Osaka / Kyoto by limited express train of HARUKA, Osaka - Kanazawa by limited express train of Thunder bird, Kanazawa - Tokyo by bullet train valid for 7 consecutive days.
Seat reservations can be made for free except for the Haruka limited express train to / from Kansai Airport which pass holders are allowed to use only in the non-reserved section.
Ticket-holders can now use on-JR train lines can also can be use:

  • IR Ishikawa Railway between Kanazawa and Tsubata to access the JR Nanao Line
  • Ainokaze Toyama Railway between Toyama and Takaoka
  • Tokyo Monorail between central Tokyo and Haneda Airport

** Service on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen is not covered

Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Japan Kyushu Island Pass

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

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day AUD $168 AUD $84
03 Day Northern Kyushu AUD $95 AUD $47
05 Day AUD $202 AUD $101
05 Day Northern Kyushu AUD $112 AUD $56

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 Pass Online Booking Form

Japan Hokkaido Rail Pass

Explore the Island of Hokkaido in Japan by Rail

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day AUD $185 AUD $92
04 Day Flex AUD $247 AUD $123
05 Day AUD $247 AUD $123
06 Day Flex JR East - South Hokkaido AUD $292 AUD $146
07 Day AUD $270 AUD $135

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

The Hokkaido Rail Pass is valid for all train lines of the Hokkaido Railway Co. and selected JR Hokkaido Bus lines.
Excluding: Sapporo - Asahikawa, Sapporo - Mombetsu, Sapposo - Obihiro, Sapporo - Kiroro, Sapporo - Erimo, Hiroo & 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)

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

JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass NEW!!

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.

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

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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)
05 Day Ise Kumano Area Tourist Pass AUD $123 AUD $61
05 Day Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass AUD $157 AUD $78

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 Pass Online Booking Form

JR All Shikoku Pass

Explore the Island of Shikoku in Japan by Rail.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
02 Day AUD $83 AUD $41
03 Day AUD $95 AUD $47
04 Day AUD $105 AUD $52
05 Day AUD $112 AUD $56

All Shikoku Pass Destination: All Shikoku Area

The rail pass provides unlimited travel on the following railway lines and trains. JR Shikoku, Tosa Kuroshio Railway, Asa Kaigan Railway, Kotoden, Iyotetsu and Tosaden.

  • Available for a 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 consecutive day period
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • All Shikoku Pass is not valid for travel on the following routes, trains and sections (payment of a separate fare is required).
    All Shikoku Pass is not valid for Sunrise Seto trains and selected bus services.
    If you travel beyond the valid area of the rail pass, you will be required to pay the fares and charges specified by the railway company concerned for the sections travelled.
    The rail pass is valid for travel on the Seto-Ohashi Line south of Kojima Station (operated by JR Shikoku); the section north of Kojima Station is operated by JR West.
    If you travel south (towards Shikoku) from Okayama Station via Kojima Station or if you travel north (towards Okayama Station) from Shikoku via Kojima Station, you will be charged the respective fares and charges starting or ending at Kojima Station.

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

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Important Notice

1. This website uses a credit card authentication service which ensures a high degree of online security.
You can pay for any of your products on this website with your credit card once an online authentication has been completed.

2. 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. 

3. 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.

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

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 RAILPASS.

There are 15 types of Japan Rail Pass!

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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.
* Please contact Auckland office for NZ$ rates. 

 

Caution:

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.
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   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 the Japanese Immigration Law, "temporary visitor" status differs even from
        other types of stays that are also for only short time periods.

New eligibility requirements for sales of an Exchange Order for JAPAN RAIL PASS starting June 1, 2017

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

*You must present both your passport and proof of eligibility to purchase an Exchange Order in a country other than Japan, and to exchange your Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS in Japan.
*You cannot use a photocopy of your passport to purchase an Exchange Order or to exchange your Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS.
*You can purchase an Exchange Order and exchange it for a JAPAN RAIL PASS only if your stay in the country for 10 consecutive years or more is verified by such written proof.


■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).

*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 2007or 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).

Note: Australian Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East, West, Shikoku, Hokkaido or Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Rail Passes.