JAPAN RAIL PASS, a joint offering of the six companies comprising the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is the economical and convenient means of traveling throughout Japan by rail.

There are two types of PASSes: PASS for Green Cars and PASS for Standard Cars. Each type can be purchased for 7 days, 14 days or 21 days.

When using a “NOZOMI” or “MIZUHO” Shinkansen bullet train on the Tokaido, Sanyo, or Kyushu Shinkansen lines, there are certain conditions, such as possessing a special ticket issued only to JAPAN RAIL PASS holders.

Only when purchasing a JAPAN RAIL PASS online
from the official website can reserved seats
be booked prior to picking up your ticket.

Traveling around Japan by train

As of April 2024

“I have specific areas that
I want to visit,
but I will only be in Japan for a few days…”
For such visitors, limited-area passes are available!