Order Your JRPass
Order your JRPass
  • Step 1

    Place an order for the JR Pass

    Place an order for the JR Pass

  • Step 2

    Receive the Exchange Order

    Receive the Exchange Order

  • Step 3

    Activate the JR Pass in Japan

    Activate the JR Pass in Japan

  • Step 4

    Enjoy Unlimited Travel

    Enjoy Unlimited Travel

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Mobile Apps to make the most of your Japan Rail Pass

Whether you are a new or frequent traveller in Japan, here are some of the most essential apps to help you make the most of your Japan Rail Pass.

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Help! Lost Property

Losing things on the train is never fun. Luckily Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, and JR has many lost and found offices to try.

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Stowing luggage on the Bullet Train

Once you’ve activated your Japan Rail Pass and boarded your first Shinkansen Bullet Train, you’ll need somewhere to stow your luggage. More info...

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How to use the city bus

Your Japan Rail Pass not only covers travel on the Bullet Train, but on JR buses too. Find out how to use the bus system with or without a pass here.

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Reserving seats & boarding the Bullet Train

Usually you'll find plenty of empty seats on the Bullet Train, but if you're looking into reserving seats here's what you need to know.

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Benefits of prepaid travelcards

Around the big cities a prepaid travelcard could help you save money on your travel (and make things a whole lot simpler!) Here are your choices...

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The best readymeal you'll ever eat

The amazing station bento, or 'ekiben', is the stuff of travellers dreams, don't you dare ride a train without buying one!

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Navigating the Tokyo Metro

Now that's a busy map! Actually, understanding the Tokyo Metro map is easier than you'd expect, we tell you how to decipher it here...

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Utilising station lockers

With an itinerary fit to burst, what should you do with your luggage if you’re hopping from place to place? Station lockers may be your answer...

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Itinerary tip: Mt. Fuji

For many, seeing the snow-capped peak of Japan's no.1 volcano, Mt. Fuji, will be at the top of your list of things to do.

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Plan with the Hyperdia online timetable

Discover how to use the Hyperdia online timetable to calculate train timetables and understand if a Japan Rail Pass is the best choice for you.

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Reserving seats & boarding the Bullet Train

Usually you'll find plenty of empty seats on the Bullet Train, but if you're looking into reserving seats here's what you need to know.

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JR Pass on the Narita Express?

Landing at Narita you can activate your Japan Rail Pass and hop on the N'EX to Tokyo immediately and for free! Click here for more info.

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Mobile Apps to make the most of your Japan Rail Pass

Whether you are a new or frequent traveller in Japan, here are some of the most essential apps to help you make the most of your Japan Rail Pass.

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Benefits of prepaid travelcards

Around the big cities a prepaid travelcard could help you save money on your travel (and make things a whole lot simpler!) Here are your choices...

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14 sample itnerary: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kyushu and Osaka.

Example itinerary for the 14 day JR Pass. From Tokyo going all the way down to Kyushu, visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kyushu, Himeji and Osaka.

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Utilising station lockers

With an itinerary fit to burst, what should you do with your luggage if you’re hopping from place to place? Station lockers may be your answer...

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What to expect from a Green Car Pass

Find out what the difference is between Standard and Green Car travel, during peak season you may wish to invest to ensure travelling in comfort.

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Navigating the Tokyo Metro

Now that's a busy map! Actually, understanding the Tokyo Metro map is easier than you'd expect, we tell you how to decipher it here...

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Activating the JR Pass at Kyoto Station

Kyoto station is the gateway to Kyoto and the rest of the Kansai area. Activating your JR Pass here can be confusing so here is a handy guide.

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Use the Japan Rail Pass on JR Sakura

From 12th March 2011, the Japan Rail Pass is valid on the new Sakura Shinkansen, whisking you from Osaka-Kagoshima in just over 4 hours!

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Use Japan Rail Pass on Hayabusa

From March 2011, the Japan Rail Pass can be used on the new JR East Hayabusa service which takes you from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori in just over 3 hours!

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Can I use my JR Pass with breaks between days?

Recently you've asked us about taking breaks between days once your JR Pass is activated, click here to see what the JR Pass rules are...

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Japan Rail Passes for children

We've contacted Japan Rail and found out useful information that'll come in handy if you're planning on travelling around Japan with young children.

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Buying non-JR rail tickets

In addition to the JR network, Japan has lots of smaller privately owned lines where you will need to purchase tickets, find out how here.

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Use your JR Pass on Sleeper Trains

Recently we received an email asking about Japan Rail Pass validity on Sleeper Trains, and the opportunities for pre-booking. We tell you more here...

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Exchange Order validity period

Why do I purchase an Exchange Order and not a 'Japan Rail Pass', and how long do I have to validate it?

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Do you pass the eligibility test?

Who is eligible for a Japan Rail Pass? Are you a tourist, entertainer, student or apprentice? We have all the info you need right here.

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Japanese dates on the JR Pass

Read this if you don't want to feel a wave of panic every time you read your Japan Rail Pass expiry date!

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JR Pass on the Narita Express?

Landing at Narita you can activate your Japan Rail Pass and hop on the N'EX to Tokyo immediately and for free! Click here for more info.

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How to use the city bus

Your Japan Rail Pass not only covers travel on the Bullet Train, but on JR buses too. Find out how to use the bus system with or without a pass here.

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Pocket Wifi in Japan

We tried Pocket Wifi in Japan, here's what you need to know about getting your own.

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Activating the JR Pass at Nagoya Station

Nagoya is one of the busiest stations in Japan, let us be your guide to activating the JR Pass.

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Activating the JR Pass at Osaka Station

Here is how to activate the JRPass in Osaka.

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Activating the JR Pass at Shin-Osaka Station

The Shinkansen station for Osaka!

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Activating the JR Pass at Narita Airport

Here's how to activate the JR Pass at Narita Airport.

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7 day sample itinerary: Tokyo - Kyoto - Nara

Visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara with the 7 day JR Pass.

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14 sample itnerary: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kyushu and Osaka.

Example itinerary for the 14 day JR Pass. From Tokyo going all the way down to Kyushu, visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kyushu, Himeji and Osaka.

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Traditional Japan

Highlights of Japanese culture and tradition visited with the JR Pass.

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Resort Shirakami train

Resort Shirakami train and Japan Rail Pass.

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The best Apps for traveling in Japan with your JR Pass

Find our recommended mobile Apps right here!

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Which lines does the JRPASS cover?

Are you confused about which lines your Japan Rail Pass covers? Here are simple rules to check your destinations are covered by Japan rail pass!

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Which lines does NOT the JRPASS cover?

The JRPASS covers only Japan railway (JR) transports. Non JR lines such as subways, Tokyo metro and other company lines.

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Tohoku and Hokkaido with the JRPass

Explore north of Tokyo using the JR Pass. Visiting Tohoku and Hokkaido.

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Using Google maps to get a sneak peak of Japan

Sneak peak with Google Street View.

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Night Trains using the JR Pass: the Sunrise express and Hamanasu trains.

Learn about night trains using the Japan Rail Pass.

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Visit Shikoku with the JR Pass

We have selected the best places in Shikoku to visit with the Japan Rail Pass.

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Family trip with the Japan Rail Pass: Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

Family trip to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. That is fun for everyone.

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Visit Kinosaki Onsen with the Japan Rail Pass

Combine an Onsen visit with a traditional Ryokan stay at Kinosaki Onsen.

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Visiting the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup with the JR Pass.

Learn how to access the stadiums for the FIFA Club World Cup with the Japan Rail Pass.

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JR Pass and the Hokkaido Shinkansen

Learn all about the Hokkaido Shinkansen and the Japan Rail Pass validity.

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Visit the Kyoto Railway museum

Explore over 140 years of railway history from steam trains to the latest technology regarding high speed Maglev trains.

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Unlimited data with our Pocket WiFi in Japan

Unlimited internet access and high speed data with our Pocket WiFi in Japan.

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Expert Guide to Regional Japan Rail Passes

Let us help you find the best Japan Rail Pass for your trip to Japan.

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5 Do’s and Don’t using the Japan Rail Pass.

Visiting Japan for the first time? The rail system can seem doubting at first. Here are 5 mistakes you can avoid by simply reading the article.

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