When touring around Japan, like in Tokyo, “transportation” should be the largest part of your travel cost besides meals and accommodation, so you may want to have “discount tickets” to save the cost. But, there are too many kinds and too complicated, right? FUN! JAPAN Team have checked through all of them to clear the air for you! Let’s choose the best ones to fit your schedule and preferences!

“JAPAN RAIL PASS”, the Only Railway Ticket Covering the Whole Japan

  • Price: 29,110- 81,870 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 7, 14, or 21 continuous days
  • Area: Across Japan (except Okinawa)
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Not applicable to “NOZOMI” & “MIZUHO” of Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen
    • Japanese citizenship holders living in overseas can purchase under conditions

“JR TOKYO Wide Pass”- trips to Mt. Fuji, Izu, and Karuizawa

  • Price: 10,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 3 continuous days
  • Area: Kanto area, including Tokyo and its neighboring areas
  • Remarks:
    • Tokaido shinkansen and JR bus are not included
    • Foreign residents in Japan can also purchase this ticket

“JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass” for trips to Sapporo and Tohoku region

  • Price: 26,000- 27,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: Any 6 days within 14 days from the date of issue
  • Areas: JR East Japan’s Kanto area (Narita airport, Nikko, Izu, Karuizawa, etc.), Tohoku area (Sendai, Morioka, Yamagata, Akita, Aomori, Hirosaki, etc.), and JR Hokkaido’s Donan area (Hakodate, Sapporo, Otaru, Shin Chitose airport, etc.)
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Tokaido shinkansen and JR bus are not included

“JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)” to Tour Around the Tohoku Region

  • Price: 19,000- 20,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: Any 5 days within 14 days from the date of issue
  • Area: JR East Japan’s Kanto area (Narita airport, Nikko, Izu, Karuizawa, etc.) and Tohoku area (Sendai, Morioka, Yamagata, Akita, Aomori, Hirosaki, etc.)
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Tohoku , Akita, Yamagata, Joetsu, Hokuriku shinkansen, and JR bus in the target area are not included

“JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)” for Trips to Nagano & Niigata

  • Price: 17,000- 18,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: Any 5 days within 14 days from the date of issue
  • Area: JR East Japan’s Kanto area (Narita airport, Nikko, Izu, Karuizawa, etc.), Nagano (Karuizawa, Matsumoto, etc.), and Niigata (Joetsu Myoko, GALA Yuzawa, etc.)
  • Remarks
    • No hop on and hop off at Tobu Railway stations (which are not JR stations)
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Tokaido Shinkansen is not included

“Kansai-Hiroshima Area Pass” for trips in Osaka and Hiroshima area

  • Price: 13,500- 14,500 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 5 continuous days
  • Area: JR West Japan’s Kansai area, Tottori area (partial), Okayama, Hiroshima, and Kagawa (partial)
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa.
    • Not applicable to- Sanyo shinkansen (between Hiroshima and Hakata), Tokaido shinkansen (between Shin Osaka and Tokyo), Kyushu shinkansen (between Hakata and Kagoshima Chuo)
    • Applicable to “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” (free seating)

Kansai WIDE Area Pass

  • Price: 9,000 - 10,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 5 continuous days
  • Area: Kansai area, Okayama, and Takamatsu-shi (Kagawa)
  • Remarks: :
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Not applicable to- Sanyo shinkansen (between Okayama and Hakata), Tokaido shinkansen (between Shin Osaka and Tokyo), Kyushu shinkansen (between Hakata and Kagoshima Chuo)
    • Applicable to Sanyo shinkansen (Between Shin Osaka and Kagoshima Chuo), “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” (free seating)

“Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass” to Tour Around Osaka and Kanazawa

大阪府から金沢市まで周遊したいなら、「Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass」
  • Price: 15,000- 16,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 7 continuous days
  • Area: JR West Japan’s Kansai area, Okayama (partial), Fukui, and Toyama
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Not applicable to- Hokuriku shinkansen (between Joetsu Myoko and Tokyo), Tokaido shinkansen (between Shin Osaka and Tokyo), Sanyo shinkansen (between Okayama and Hakata)
    • Applicable to “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” (free seating)

 “Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass” to Tour Around from Osaka & Nagoya to Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Toyama, and Gifu

  • Price: (Adult) 14,000 - 15,000 yen
  • Validity: 5 continuous days
  • Area: Osaka (partial), Kyoto, Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama, Gifu, and Nagoya (partial)
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Use of reserved seats on ordinary trains of JR conventional lines are free of charge up to 4 times!
    • Free hop on and hop off of Hokuriku shinkansen between Kanazawa and Toyama(free seats) 

“Setouchi Area Pass” to Tour Around the Setouchi Area

瀬戸内エリアを周遊したいなら、「Setouchi Area Pass」

  • Price: 17,000- 18,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 5 continuous days
  • Area: JR West Japan’s Kansai area, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Ehime (partial),Kagawa (partial), Fukuoka/ Hakata. Also applicable to Kansai airport and Fukuoka airport.
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Applicable to “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” (free seating)
    • Not applicable to- Tokaido shinkansen (between Shin Osaka and Tokyo), Kyushu shinkansen (between Hakata and Kagoshima Chuo) 

“Sanyo-San’in Area Pass” to Tour Around Kansai area, Sanyo & San’ in areas

  • Price: 19,000- 20,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 7 continuous days
  • Area: Sanyo area (Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi), Sanin area (Tottori and Shimane), Kansai area and Ehime area (partial) 
  • Remarks: :
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa
    • Not applicable to- Tokaido shinkansen (between Shin Osaka and Tokyo), Kyushu shinkansen (between Hakata and Kagoshima Chuo)
    • Applicable to Sanyo shinkansen (between Shin Osaka and Hakata) and “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” (free seating)

 “Sanyo-San‘in Northern Kyushu Pass for Sanyo, San’in areas and One Step Further to North Kyushu

  • Price: 22,000- 23,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 7 continuous days
  • Area: Sanyo area (Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi), San’in area (Tottori, Shimane), Kansai area, Ehime area (partial), Kitakyushu area (Oita, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Saga, and Nagasaki)
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa.
    • Applicable to “Hello Kitty Shinkansen”
    • Not applicable to Kyushu bus and Sanyo shinkansen (between Shin Osaka and Tokyo)
    • Not applicable in some sightseeing trains

“Hokuriku Arch Pass” for Tokyo, Kanazawa, Toyama, Kyoto, and Osaka

東京、金沢市、富山県、京都府、大阪府を周遊したいなら、「Hokuriku Arch Pass」
  • Price: 24,000 - 25,000 yen (adult)
  • Validity: 7 continuous days
  • Area: JR East Japan’s Kanto area (Narita airport, Nikko, Izu, Karuizawa, etc.), Niigata and Nagano, Hokuriku (Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui), and Kansai area (Kansai airport, Osaka, and Nara, etc.)
  • Remarks:
    • Only for foreign tourists who entered Japan with a temporary visitor visa.
    • Cannot be used in Sanyo shinkansen and Tokaido shinkansen

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