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jr pass for non citizen residents

JR Pass for non citizen residents

Will my daughter who is a US citizen and is currently living in Japan teaching english be eligible for a JRPASS if I purchase one for her prior to our visit to Japan to see her? We will be tourist for 2 weeks

jaderoselee
jaderoselee

Hi there,

Unfortunately only those who enter Japan under a tourist visa are eligible for use of the JR Pass. Other visa types, do not qualify.

Also see:
http://www.jrpass.com/japan-rail-pass-eligibility

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi,
Your only hope for your daughter would be to get a JR Kanto Area Pass for the region around Tokyo. She could still save a lot of money with it though, on numerous day trips out from Tokyo.

Best of luck.

Toraneko
Toraneko

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