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using pass with a japanese visa

Using pass with a Japanese Visa

I am visiting a relative that is currently working in Japan, who will be our tour guide. In addition to our rail passes, can I purchase a rail pass for my relative?

Marisa Chavez
Marisa Chavez

Hi there!

I'm afraid the Japan Rail Pass is only eligible for non-Japanese who hold the 'temporary visitor' entry visa (normally granted when you enter Japan on holiday). This stamp is valid for a maximum of 90 days. As your relative is working in Japan she will be there under a different visa, probably a working visa, and therefore will not be eligible for the Rail Pass. You can find out more on eligibility for the Japan Rail Pass here.

Hope this helps!


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