Japan Railway Pass | Japan National Tourism Organization

Japan Railway Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is a special pass available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing. For more information, please visit the Japan Rail Pass official website.

Eligibility

1.Foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of ‘Temporary Visitor’.

OR

2.Japanese national living in a foreign country,
a. who is qualified to live permanently in that country, or
b. who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.


Japan Rail Pass types and prices

There are two types of Japan Rail Pass:

  • Green – for superior class Green cars
  • Ordinary – for coach class cars

 

Type Green Ordinary
Duration Adult Child Adult Child
7-day ¥ 38,880 ¥ 19,440 ¥ 29,110 ¥ 14,550
14-day ¥ 62,950 ¥ 31,470 ¥ 46,390 ¥ 23,190
21-day ¥ 81,870 ¥ 40,930 ¥ 59,350 ¥ 29,670

For up-to-date information about the Japan Rail Pass, please visit the Japan Rail Pass official website.

Note:

  1. The above are yen (¥) prices for a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order, the actual cost in local currency are calculated at the time the Exchange Order is issued.
  2. Child prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11.
  3. Prices are subject to change.

Japan Rail Pass and Other JR Passes
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/transportation/discount/railways.html


Where to buy the Japan Rail Pass?

A Japan Rail Pass cannot be purchased inside Japan

You must purchase an Exchange Order from an authorized sales office or agent before you come to Japan.

After you arrive in Japan, you go to an applicable JR station that has a Japan Rail Pass exchange office to turn in the Exchange Order together with your passport to receive your Japan Rail Pass.

Authorized Japan Rail Pass sales agents in Malaysia:

Agent Office Address Phone
JAL overseas offices Ban Choon Tong (Perak Travel Agency) sdn. (Ipoh) 10, Hala Pasar Baru 30300, Ipoh, Perak, MALAYSIA Japanese:
1-800-81-5609English/Chinese:
1-800-81-3366
Tropical Travel Sdn. Bhd. (Johore) 246-247 2nd Floor, Johore Tower, Jalan Gereja, 80100, Johore, Bahru, MALAYSIA
JAL KUALALUMPUR Lot N14-N16, 4th Floor, Mezzanine Level Main Terminal Building Kuala Lumpur International Airport 64000 KLIA, Sepang, Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia
Ban Choon Tong (Perak Travel Agency)Sdn Bhd(Penang) 51-7-F2 Menara Bhl Bank Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
JTB Corp.’s authorized travel agents JTB Inc., (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. (Kuala Lumpur) Unit 16.05-16.07, Level 16, Amoda 22, Jalan IMBI, Kuala Lumpur 55100 MALAYSIA TEL 03-2142-7711FAX 03-2142-5344
JTB Inc., (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. (Penang) Unit 16C, Level 16, Wisma Boon Siew No.1, Penang Road 10000, MALAYSIA TEL 04-2636788FAX 04-2630788
KNT(kintetsu international) authorized travel agents H.I.S. Travel (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. Suite 1206, 12th Floor, Central Plaza, 34, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur,MALAYSIA TEL (03) 2141-9626FAX (03) 2141-9593
H.I.S.TRAVEL(MALAYSIA)SDN BHD (Kota Kinabalu) The Magellan Sutera (Lobby Level)
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard Sutera Harbour
88100 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
TEL (60) 088-216171FAX (60) 088-216131
H.T.T.TRAVEL(M)SDN.BHD. Suites 11.02 & 11.03, Level 11, Menara Haw Par, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA TEL (03) 2072-2866FAX (03) 2078-8002
Nippon Travel Agency’s authorized travel agents APPLE VACATIONS & CONVENTIONS SDN BHD.(KANAN HOLIDAY SDN BHD.) 4th Floor Wisma Apple, No. 42-2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia TEL 603 2141 1818FAX 603 2148 6595
Sunrise Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd. Unit 4.05 Level 4 Amoda Building No22 Jalan Imbi 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia TEL 03 2141 8022FAX 03 2148 2943
Holiday Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd. A-0-1, Block A,No.1 Jalan Seri Utara 1, Sri Utara, Off Jalan Ipoh, 68100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia TEL 03 6286 6288FAX 03 6286 6200
Toptour Corporation’s authorized travel agents SANKEI TRAVEL KUALA LUMPUR c/o Tlm Leisure&Convention.Bhd Unit B-0-11,Block B,1F,Megan Phileo Ave, 12 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,50450,Kuala lumpur TEL 03-2715-2899FAX 03-2162-1899
JALPAK Group’s authorized travel agents J-Horizon Travel [M] Sdn.Bhd.Kuala Lumpur Office THE WELD(shopping Centre,4th Floor)LOT L4-C,LEVEL4,THE WELD,NO.76,JALAN RAJA CHULAN 50200 KUALA LUMPUR TEL 60-3-2161-0922FAX 60-3-2161-4719
J-Horizon Travel [M] Sdn.Bhd.Mont’ kiara Office NO.15-1-9, 1st Floor, Shoplex at Mont’ Kiara, Jalan 1/70 C, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA TEL 60-3-2094-0922
FAX 60-3-2094-5922
WENDY TOUR SDN. BHD. Suite 1306-B, 13th Floor Central Plaza 34 Jln Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia TEL 03-21452312FAX 03-21454517
WENDY TOUR SDN. BHD. Unit 1.2, 1st Floor, Kompleks Asia City, Jalan Asia City, 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia TEL 088-248131FAX 088-239364

For up-to-date information about the Japan Rail Pass, please visit the Japan Rail Pass official website.


Validity

This pass is valid for all JR Group railways’ Shinkansen ‘bullet trains’ (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on “NOZOMI” trains), limited express trains, express trains and rapid or local trains. (With some exceptions)

The Japan Rail Pass is valid for local lines of JR bus companies and some of JR highway bus services. This pass is also valid for the JR Miyajima ferry.

Validity Period

  • The validity period of a Japan Rail Pass is the consecutive 7, 14 or 21 days beginning on the date the Pass is first used.
  • Within 3 months from the date the Exchange Order was issued, you must turn in your Exchange Order to obtain your Japan Rail Pass. At that time, you have to specify the date that you want to start using the Pass. It can be any date within one month from the date the Pass is received.
  • Once the Pass has a starting date written on it, the date cannot be changed.

 


Seat Reservations

You can make seat reservations on those trains with reserved seats without additional payment. (The Japan Rail Pass is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on ‘NOZOMI’ trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen.)

Just go to any Travel Service Center or a Reservation Office at a JR station, or to the sales office of a JR-associated travel agency. Show your Japan Rail Pass and you will be given a reserved-seat ticket.

Note: During crowded periods, there will be no guarantee of seats on specific trains.

Busy Periods:

  • December 28 to January 6
    This is the Japanese New Year holidays whereby Japanese have their vacations and return to hometown areas.
  • April 27 to May 6
    The ‘Golden Week’ consists of consecutive holidays in a week and many travel thoughout Japan for vacations.
  • August 11 to August 20
    The period is for traditional travel to hometown, also called the Obon season.