questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

what can i not use the pass for??

What can I not use the pass for??

Can I see a map anywhere which route is not covered or which trains is not covered by my rail pass?
I got the email with the booklet when I ordered my pass and i've looked through that but I still feel slightly lost as I would like to know more specific what I can't use and if there is other transport options for those routes.


Hi there,

We have a great interactive map to show you all lines that are covered and all lines that may require extra fees.

You can also find the exact coverage of the JR Pass here.

Let me know if there's a specific route which you have concerns about and I would be more than happy to look it up for you!


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