Are You Eligible For The Japan Rail Pass?:
To get a Japan Rail Pass all you need is a valid ‘temporary visitor’ stamped in your passport. If you are travelling on an Australian passport then for sightseeing purposes then you will automatically receive this when you pass through customers in Japan.
If you are travelling to Japan for other purposes such as to work and study, then you will not be eligible for the JR Rail Pass. You will be allowed to purchase single sector fares.
Japanese Nationals Information:
UPDATE: As of June 1, 2017 the eligibility requirements have changed. Japanese nationals living outside of Japan who meet the conditions below will be able to purchase the Japan Rail Pass.
If you are eligible to those conditions, then you may proceed with your booking.
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You can read more about the Japan Rail Pass requirements here