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Posted on 2019年3月13日 (水) in Life


The Japan Rail Pass

"The Japan Rail Pass" is very cheap tickets for foriegn travelers, and is valid for all of JR railways, JR buses, and JR ferry boats.

Railway means 鉄道(てつどう) in Japanese, and ticket means 切符(きっぷ) in Japanese. So save money using the Japan rail pass for your trip and don't lose money such as ""means iron but divides ""(gold) and ""(lose).

Price List of the Japan Rail Pass


2nd Class Seats
PeriodsAdultChild
7 days29,110 Yen14,550 Yen
14 days46,390 Yen23,190 Yen
21 days59,350 Yen29,670 Yen

Cautions.

  1. You must show exchage or sales officers your passport with "Temporary Visitor" entry status stamp. Don't use se an automated Immigration gate in Japan.
  2. The JAPAN RAIL PASS cannot be used for travel on NOZOMI and MIZUHO trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen lines.
  3. You can echange or buy the ticket at Exchage and Sales Offices at its map.

Examples of JR Ticket Prices for Japanese Travelers

The following Price List for 1 way and 1 adult person until Sep. 30, 2019
Total price is discount 200 Yen at off season, and exta charge 200 Yen at on season. Please check the following section.
City - City (Train)DistancesNormal
Ticket
Express Ticket
(Normal Season)
Totals
Tokyo - Nagoya (Hikari)366.0
km
6,260
Yen
4,620
Yen
10,880
Yen
Tokyo - Kyoto (Hikari)513.6
km
8,210
Yen
5,390
Yen
13,600
Yen
Tokyo - Osaka (Hikari)552.6
km
8,750
Yen
5,390
Yen
14,140
Yen
Tokyo - Kanazawa450.5
km
7,340Y
en
6,780
Yen
14,120
Yen
Tokyo - Niigata333.9
km
5,620
Yen
4,950
Yen
10,570
Yen
Tokyo - Sendai351.5
km
5,940
Yen
5,260
Yen
11,200
Yen
Tokyo - Morioka535.3
km
8,420
Yen
6,320
Yen
14,740
Yen
Tokyo - Aomori713.7
km
10.150
Yen
7,200
Yen
17,350
Yen
Tokyo - Hakodate862.5
km
11,880
Yen
11,130
Yen
23,010
Yen
Narita Airport Station - Osaka635.6
km
9,610
Yen
1,700
Yen
5,390
Yen
16,900
Yen
Narita Airport Station - Morioka614.5
km
9,610
Yen
1,700
Yen
6,320
Yen
17,630
Yen
In over 601km case, the Japan Rail pass is cheaper than normal ticket, and 2 way normal ticket is 10% discount for ticket fee.

Full Moon Green Pass for Married Couple

The green pass means that 1st class seat is valid for Japanese and foriengn travelers. But the following special conditions exist for buying the pass.
  • 2 married persons
  • Period: from Oct. 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
  • Normal pass: 88 years old combining ages of 2 persons
  • Silver pass: 88 years old combining ages of 2 persons, and each person over 70 years old
  • You can by the pass at major JR stations and travel vendors in Japan

Price List for 2 persons for round trip

1st Class Seats
PeriodsNormal PassSilver Pass
5 days82,800Yen77,800Yen
7 days102,750Yen97,750Yen
12 days127,950Yen122,950Yen

Prices of Reservation Seats by Colors

For details, please access Express Train Tickets in Japanese.
Seat Resevation FeeOn Season500+200 Yen
Normal Season500 Yen
Off Season500-200 Yen

Calendar for Seat Reservation Fee by the above colors

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Tokyo Olimpic days
Bold and Underline Numbers: National Holidays or Happy Mondays

If you can read Japanese, please access our blog of JR運賃割引早わかり.



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