Can I use buses with the Japan Rail Pass?

Yes, you’re Japan Rail Pass can be used to board some buses. With a Japan Rail Pass you can catch all buses run by Japan Rail (except Highway buses & some local commuter bus) although it should be noted that Japan Rail doesn’t really have a large bus network. Some of the buses you can use are:

  • JR Bus Tohoku
  • JR Bus Kanto
  • JR Tokai Bus
  • West Japan JR Bus
  • Chugoku JR Bus
  • JR Hokkaido Bus
  • JR Kyushu Bus

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