- RickyLv 71 十年前最愛解答
Who can buy a 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. You are eligible to purchase a JAPAN RAIL PASS if you 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 "temporary visitor". Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JAPAN RAIL PASS.
Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for a JR Pass, the exchange cannot be made unless you have "temporary visitor" status; if you enter Japan under any other official status, such as "trainee" or "entertainer", you can not change the Exchange Order for a JR Pass. 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.
How to obtain Japan Rail Pass
1. Purchase an Exchange Order before you come to Japan
You need to purchase a JAPAN RAIL PASS Exchange Order from an authorized sales agent in US prior to your arrival in Japan. JTB USA is one of a few authorized sales agents for Japan's National Railway Group and offers a full selection of rail pass options.
* Don't forget that JAPAN RAIL PASS cannot be purchased inside Japan
2. Present your Exchange Order and obtain your JAPAN RAIL PASS after you arrive in Japan
Upon arrival in Japan, you need to turn in the Exchange Order to receive your JAPAN RAIL PASS at an applicable JAPAN RAIL station that has a JAPAN RAIL PASS exchange office.
Japan Rail Pass types and price
There are two types of JAPAN RAIL PASS; Green (for superior-class Green cars), and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 7-day, 14-day, or 21-day PASS.
Japan Rail Pass
Ordinary (coach class)
Green (first class)
* Child: 6 - 11 years old
How to use reserved seat
Shinkansen and most limited express and ordinary express trains have reserved Green car seats and both reserved and non-reserved ordinary car seats.
A non-reserved seat can be used simply by showing your JAPAN RAIL PASS.
To use a reserved seat, apply at any Travel Service Center or reserved-seat ticket office (Midori-no-madoguchi) at a JR station, or at a sales office of a JR-associated travel agency. There, show your JAPAN RAIL PASS, and obtain your reserved-seat ticket before you trip.
* Seat reservations cannot be made outside Japan.
Do not use an automatic ticket-reading gate with a Japan Rail Pass . Please show the Pass at a manned ticket gate. Caution: Please note that during crowded periods you cannot be guaranteed a seat on a specific train. The periods when seat reservations are particularly difficult to secure are as follows.
- y2kstudentLv 61 十年前