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jr pass for thai citizens?

jr pass for thai citizens?

we will be travelling to japan shortly, for 12 days. my wife holds a thai passport and according to a very recent bi-lateral agreement between both countries will not require a visa to enter japan. however, the jr website (under 'eligibility') sort of indicates that thai citizens do require something like a 'visitor' visa in order to use a jr pass..... can you clarify this for us? thank you!!!


Hi there!

The JR Pass does require anyone that wishes to make use of it to enter Japan under a tourist visa. Many countries have an agreement with Japan that specifies that these nationalities are exempt from having to apply for a visa before entering Japan (also knows as visa waiver program), instead your visa is stamped in your passport the moment that you pass trough immigration.

As a Thai passport holder you will now receive a 15 day tourist Visa upon entering Japan, which will allow you to make use of the JR Pass.

I hope this helps!

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