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Japan Rail

The Japan Rail Pass offers an incredibly convenient and economical way for unlimited travel throughout Japan by rail, buses and ferries. It is also the ideal way to see Japan, as vistas of a nation glide past your window – mountains, forests, lakes, highlands and the sea. You can purchase the Japan Rail Pass from TBi.

2 classes of Japan Rail Pass:
  • Ordinary.
  • Green (for superior-class Green cars).

Each is available as a 7-day, 14-day, or 21-day Pass.

Type Ordinary Green
Duration Adult Child Adult Child
7 days JPY 29,650 JPY 14,820 JPY 39,600 JPY 19,800
14 days JPY 47,250 JPY 23,620 JPY 64,120 JPY 32,060
21 days JPY 60,450 JPY 30,220 JPY 83,390 JPY 41,598
Note:
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11.
  • Pass must be utilized within 3 months from the date of the Exchange Order issued.
  • Prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuation.
For more details & the applicable exchange rate please contact us.
Eligibility for Japan Rail Pass:
  • For tourist staying in Japan for a short amount of time.
  • For Japanese nationals living outside Japan.
Shinkansen or the Bullet Train:

Japan is very proud of its high-speed train system, the Shinkansen or the Bullet Train, which is known and admired throughout the world.

The Shinkansen connects most of the major cities on the main islands of Honshu and Kyushu. With maximum running speeds of over 300 km/h, Shinkansen provides more conveniences and safety to both commuters and travelers.

The ride on the Shinkansen is more like an airplane trip without some of the hassles. Cost wise, the bullet train is fairly similar to flying within Japan, but with the advantage of starting and ending your journey right in the city centers.

Most popular routes of the Shinkansen or Bullet Train:
  • Kagoshima-Chuo to Shin-Yatsushiro
  • Hakata-Fukuoka to Osaka
  • Osaka to Tokyo
  • From Tokyo:
    • Tokyo to Nagano.
    • Tokyo to Takasaki.
    • Tokyo to Niigata.
    • Tokyo to Fukushima.
    • Tokyo to Yamagata.
    • Tokyo to Sendai.
    • Tokyo to Shinjo.
    • Tokyo to Akita.
    • Tokyo to Morioka.
    • Tokyo to Hachinohe.

Please Note: Japan Rail Pass is not valid on NOZOMI trains (Shinkansen or the Bullet Trains). This is the newest and the fastest train.

Other Japan Rail Passes:
  • Japan Rail Hokkaido Pass
  • Japan Rail East Pass
  • Japan Rail West Pass: JR West Sanyo Pass & JR West Kansai Pass
  • Japan Rail Kyushu Pass
Important:
  • Avoid rush hours: In major cities, avoid travelling during the morning and evening rush hours (approx. 7.30 to 9.30am and 5 to 8pm)
  • Seat Reservations: On peak travel days and especially during Golden Week, Obon and the New Year holidays, trains can get booked out several days in advance. For peace of mind seat reservations are always recommended, especially when traveling in groups and preferring to sit together. On a few shinkansen trains along the Tohoku Shinkansen (Hayabusa, Hayate and Komachi) seat reservations are mandatory.

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