questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

children 5 years old

Children 5 years old

The Child's price ticket seems to apply to ages 6-11? What about children under 6? Thank you.


Hi there,

Children under 6 travel for free on JR trains (on most transport in Japan, under 6 travel for free). Please note that these children have to be travelling with a fare paying adult, and will need to sit on their lap if the train becomes busy.

We have a blog post on using the Japan Rail Pass with children seats here.

Hope this helps!

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