JR Pass is a must buy for a convenient sightseeing travel in Japan. Depending on the type of pass, it enables passengers to use unlimited use of the extensive Japan Railway network including local trains, express trains, shinkansen (bullet trains), some buses and ferries.
It is a pass purely designed for tourists and with the exception of regional passes, it cannot be purchased in Japan.
Japan Rail Pass
Japan Rail Pass allows unlimited rides throughout the country on the wide JR network from Hokkaido all the way down to Kyushu. Bullet train charge as well as local JR trains, and some ferries and buses as well as the Tokyo Monorail are also included. Some restrictions apply. The pass is not valid for Nozomi and Mizuho trains however, there are other services that can be used with JR Pass that substitute these trains.
|Duration/Class of Travel
|Green Class (first class)
|7 day consecutive
|14 day consecutive
|21 day consecutive
Other types of rail passes such as JR Hokkaido Rail Pass, JR East Rail Pass, JR West Rail Pass, JR West Sanyo Area Rail Pass, JR Kansai Rail Pass, JR Kyushu Rail Pass, All Shikoku Rail Pass is available upon request
Link to timetable
To plan your train trip, please click the following link for English timetable: