Translated by Masahisa Matsunuma
Tailor-Made Holidays In Japan With Japan Rail Pass
The perfect way to travel in Japan - this helpful pass will make railway adventures even more convenient.
Written by OnoYasuhiro
Planning a holiday trip to Japan? Don't tell me that you are planning to stay in only one area because of Japan's high transportation costs. Let me introduce you to the Japan Rail Pass (JRP) which helps you to save money while traveling around Japan.
What is the JRP?
Photo by:Antonio Tajuelo
The JRP is a special railway pass offered by the six companies (JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu) that make up the Japan Railways Group. With the pass, you can freely board trains and buses on these JR Group lines.
The JRP is recommended if you want to:
- visit multiple cities
- travel mainly by local train and shinkansen (bullet train)
1. You are an international tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sightseeing as a temporary visitor.
2. You are a Japanese national living outside Japan and
a: you hold permanent residency status in your country of residence, or
b: you are married to a non-Japanese person residing outside Japan.