Japan Rail Pass FAQ

Below are the most common questions we get asked about Japan Rail Passes.  Click on the question and an answer will pop up in a new window/tab.

Most Popular JR Pass Questions

How can I receive my Japan Rail Pass?

Does it cost extra to reserve seats on the Japan Rail Pass?

Can I book my seats on the Japan Rail Pass before I get to Japan?

Can I buy a Japan Rail Pass in Japan?

What’s the best Japan Rail Pass?

How do I book seats with the Japan Rail Pass?

Do you have any special advice about using the Japan Rail Pass?

Does the Japan Rail Pass let me use the famous bullet trains (shinkansen)?

What’s the difference between a Green and an Ordinary Japan Rail Pass?

Should I buy a Japan Rail Pass or individual train tickets?

More Japan Rail Pass Questions

Who’s eligible to buy a Japan Rail Pass?

What types of JR Passes are there?

Can you email me the Japan Rail Pass?

Can I use the Japan Rail Pass to travel on local trains and city metro systems?

Can I use buses with the Japan Rail Pass?

Can I use ferries with the Japan Rail Pass?

When do I need to buy a child Japan Rail Pass?

What types of bullet trains are there?

What are the advantages of booking a Japan Rail Pass with JTB?

Are Japan Rail Pass prices seasonal?

Which is better: the Japan Rail Pass or flying?

Is there a limit to how many Japan Rail Passes I can get?

How long does the Japan Rail Pass last?

Does the Japan Rail Pass have a sleeper fare option?

Are Japan Rail train announcements and station signs in English?

If I use the Japan Rail Pass will I be pushed onto overcrowded trains?

When exactly can I book tickets on the Japan Rail Pass?

I have my Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order, now what?

I noticed a mistake on my Japan Rail Pass, what should I do?

What can I do with an unused Japan Rail Pass?

What can I do if my Japan Rail Pass is lost or stolen?

Can I extend my Japan Rail Pass?

Where do I put my bags on Japan Rail Pass bullet trains?

Can I store my bags at Japan Rail stations?

What is considered good manners when traveling on Japanese transport?

 

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