Explore & Save with a JAPAN RAIL PASS
“It was safe, reliable and great value for money”– LOUISE
How does the Japan Rail Pass work?
1. Order your pass online
2. Receive your exchange order
3. Go to Japan
4. Get your ‘Temporary Visitor’ stamp visa
5. Swap your exchange order voucher to a JR Pass
6. Discover Japan & Save
Discover Japan & Save
The Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on the JR Railway, selected buses, and selected ferries for overseas visitors.
If you are planning on making multiple trips within Japan, the JR Pass offers the most affordable way to travel around. Put it this way, a return trip from Tokyo to Kyoto will cost you around the same price as a 7 day Rail Pass.
What does it include?
- Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
- Limited express
- Local (Including Rapid and Special Rapid)
The pass is also valid on the following non-JR lines:
- Tokyo Monorail between Hamamatsucho and Haneda Airport
- Aoimori Railway for journeys starting and ending at Hachinohe and Aomori only, and for journeys from these stations to Noheji and the JR East Ominato Line.
- Miyajima – Miyajimaguchi
- JR Hokkaido Bus Company
- JR Bus Tohoku Company
- JR Bus Kanto Company
- JR Tokai Bus Company
- West JR Bus Company
- Chugoku JR Bus Company
- JR Shikoku Bus Company
- JR Kyushu Bus Company
- Most local lines of JR bus
Effective with passes issued April 1, 2013, the JR Rail Pass will no longer be valid on express bus routes.
Discover Japan & Save!
The Japan Rail Pass, also referred to as a JR Pass/JR Rail Pass, is a cost effective travel pass offered by Japan Railways (JR). It is exclusive for foreign tourists and offers unlimited travel on the the JR Group famous Shinkansen “bullet trains” *, limited express trains, express trains, rapid/local trains, JR bus company lines and JR Miyajima ferry. Just one pass covers travel in every corner of the four major islands in Japan. If you are looking for a fast and affordable travel alternative then this is for you.
* “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” bullet train services not included.
The pass is available in 7, 14 and 21 day periods and in both economy/green class. Children who are age 6 through 11 as of the date on which the exchange order is issued are eligible for the child pass. When you purchase your JR Pass you will receive an Exchange Order voucher in the mail. You take this with you to Japan where you will swap it into your Japan Rail Pass at an Exchange Office.
Please be aware the JR Pass is only available to overseas travellers that enter Japan as a Temporary Visitor. Passports will be checked at time of swapping your Exchange Order voucher to your Japan Rail Pass. The Exchange Order voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date of issue.
About the Japan Railways Group:
Japan Railways Group is one of the world leading rail networks with over 20,000 departures a day. It is broken down by six service regions: JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR West, JR Central, JR Kyushu and JR Shikoku. The bullet trains (Shinkansen) are famous for their fast speed, safety record and reliability.
Buy your Japan Rail Pass in Australia before you go to Japan. We service all Australian states and territories including New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria ,Western Australia, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. If you live in a remote part of Australia we suggest to order at least two weeks in advance to allow enough time for delivery. Australian passport holders will receive the temporary visitor stamp on arrival and are eligible for the JR Pass. If you need help trying to plan your journey you can use our Online Timetable & Planner page here. If you’re looking for inspiration to get the most out of your trip then be sure to check out some of our Sample Itineraries.
- You Get Unlimited Travel
- You Save Money
- Easy To Use
- 7, 14, and 21 day options
- Travel In Style
- Hotel Discounts
Our Customers TESTIMONIALS!
“We’ve traveled many places in our time and I must say the whole experience with Japan Rail Pass Now was fantastic. I’ve never seen such an efficient network of trains which actually run on time!”
“The JR Pass allowed me to travel Japan with complete flexibility and freedom. I had no real plans when I arrived in Tokyo and the pass allowed me to make travel decisions as I went.”
“Me and some friends headed snow boarding in Hakuba. We decided after to visit more of the country on the Japan Rail network. The pass made it an ease and we all had such a good time.”
“The whole trip was simply amazing. I hadn’t done a lot of research before my trip and with the flexibility of the pass it allowed me to change things as I went. It was safe, reliable and great value for money”.
Why Japan Rail Pass Now?
- We are Australia’s No.1 Choice for the Japan Rail Pass
- Japan Rail Pass Specialists
- All orders shipped and delivered in Australia
- Payments charged in Australian dollars
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee