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Japan Rail Passes

Exchange rate for April 20th 2017 to April 26th 2017: 1 USD = 112.39 JPY

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Japan Rail Pass prices are updated every Thursday for the current exchange rates.
Japan Rail purchase is by cash or check only.

JR Pass CoverWhen traveling in Japan the best way to get around is to take advantage of the superb Japan Rail System. Japan Railways is the number one system and covers the entire country. From a few days to a few weeks, whenever and wherever you travel in Japan the Japan Rail Pass is likely to be the most convenient and cost effective method of travel. The Japan Rail passes are only available to travellers visiting Japan with tourist (temporary visitor) visas. You must order your rail pass before you leave on your trip. You can not purchase the pass once in Japan.

Sales of the Japan Rail Pass exchange orders to Japanese nationals living overseas who meet some specific conditions will end on March 31, 2017. (In Japan, exchange orders must be turned in to receive the the Japan Rail Pass by June 30, 2017.)

After purchase you must validate your Japan Rail Pass within three months of purchase before it can be used. You can do this at any Japan Rail Pass Exchange Office, located in major JR Stations throughout the country, including those at Narita Airport (Tokyo) and Kansai International Airport (Osaka). You will need to show your passport when validating your JR Pass.

Green WindowA non-reserved seat (except for "NOZOMI" trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen) can be used simply by showing your validated Rail Pass when walking through the manned ticket barrier before you board the train. Seat reservations can be made without additional payment.To make a reservation, go to any Travel Service Center or a Reservation Office ("midori no madoguchi") at a JR station, or to the sales office of a JR-associated travel agency. There, show your PASS, and obtain your reserved-seat ticket before boarding. ("NOZOMI" and certain other train may require the payment of an additional charge.)