The Japan Rail (JR) Pass is a special pass valid for unlimited travel on Japan Railways (JR) transportation, including all JR trains, Shinkansen bullet trains (except Nozomi and Mizuho service), limited express trains, express trains and rapid or local trains, JR bus company local lines (JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokal Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Kyushu Bus), JR Miyajima ferry and Tokyo Monorail. See full terms and conditions below. You require an exchange coupon in final documentation before departing Australia, as you will need to exchange this for your actual Rail Pass in Japan. Your exchange coupon must be exchanged within 3 months from when the exchange coupon is issued. Please read the full terms and conditions below before purchasing!
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Everything You Need to Know about the Japan Rail (JR) Pass
Order your pass online by credit card and receive an order summary upon completion. **If you are departing Australia within 7 days, you will not be able to order online. Please call us instead to discuss your best option to obtain the pass. *Names must be as per passport.
Passes are issued within 24 hours of receiving your order and will be available for collection the following business day from JTB Sydney or Melbourne offices. Please allow up to 3 days for delivery if you have requested the passes to be sent to you. Delivery fees apply.
Get your 'Temporary Visitor' visa stamp in your passport at immigration at the airport in Japan. *If you use an automated gate, no stamp will be applied to your passport. Either use a manned automated gate or ask a clerk to apply the stamp to your passport.
Transfer your exchange coupon for your actual Rail Pass at an exchange office in Japan.
Transfer your exchange coupon for your actual Rail Pass at an exchange office in Japan. You can start using your JR pass the day you exchange it OR select a date for the first day of use