The Japan Rail (JR) Pass is a special pass valid for unlimited travel on Japan Railways (JR) transportation, including all JR trains, Shinkansen bullet trains (except Nozomi and Mizuho service, limited express trains, express trains and rapid or local trains), JR bus company local lines (JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokal Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Kyushu Bus), JR Miyajima ferry and Tokyo Monorail. See full terms and conditions below.
The Japan Rail Pass is available only to overseas visitors that enter Japan as a temporary visitor. This includes sightseeing, visiting relatives, inspection tours, conferences and meeting or other activities during a short stay (up to 90 days) in Japan. Japanese nationals living overseas may also purchase the Japan Rail Pass if they 1) qualify to live permanently in that country or 2) are married to non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.
You require an exchange coupon in final documentation before departing Australia, as you will need to exchange this for your actual Rail Pass in Japan. Your exchange coupon must be exchanged within 3 months from when the exchange coupon is issued.
Please read our full terms and conditions below before purchasing!
Order your pass online by credit card and receive an order summary upon completion. *If you are departing Australia within 7 days, please call us instead. *Names must be as per passport.
Passes are issued within 24 hours of receiving your order and will be available for collection the following business day from JTB Sydney or Melbourne offices. Please allow up to 3 days for delivery if you have requested the passes to be sent to you. Delivery fees apply.
Get your 'Temporary Visitor' visa stamp in your passport at immigration at the airport in Japan.
Transfer your exchange coupon for your actual Rail Pass at an exchange office in Japan.