Am I Eligible for the 7 Day JR pass?
I will be visiting Japan as a tourist from 9-17 September. I would want to purchase a 7 day JR pass though I am unsure if I am eligible. By the way I am from Philipines but working in UAE and the Japanese Embassy in UAE had given me a multiple visa with a temporary category (validity date: from 4th August 2016 to 4th August 2019).
Who is NOT eligible?
The Japan rail pass will NOT be activated in Japan if the passenger is a visa holder of any other entry status or visa type regardless of duration.
Examples of non-eligible visa
Multiple entry visa (Include Temporary Visitor Visa Multiple Entry status)
Our itinerary is below:
9 Sept -Arrival at Narita Airport and travel to Osaka by Nozomi Trains
Can you please help to check and advise immediately if I can purchase the 7 day JR pass? I don't have much time because my flight will be this coming 8th September. And can you please advise if purchasing the 7 days JR pass is worth it with our travel itinerary?
Thank you and will wait for your soonest response.
I am afraid that a multiple entry visa is generally NOT honoured for the JR Pass and generally only single entry visa's qualify.
Therefore I would not risk it and just buy normal rail tickets.
Hope this helps,
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