When do I need to buy a child Japan Rail Pass?
Children under 6 are not required to have a Japan Rail Pass. They can travel free on the trains, but are not entitled to have a seat (that is, they may have sit on a parent’s lap if the train is fully booked). So they can use a seat if it’s unoccupied but they must vacate it if the seat is booked.
This is limited to one child under 6 per parent. If there is more than one child under 6 per parent then a pass is required. If the child is over 6 and 11 years old or under on the date the Exchange Order was issued then a Child Rail Pass is required (which is cheaper than an adult pass).
If you require a seat for a child under 6 we recommend you purchase child Japan Rail Pass. Please contact us to discuss this option.
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