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Japan Rail Pass Now

Japan Rail Pass Now

4.7 from 250 reviews

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Alexander

AlexanderSouth East Queensland, QLD

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A must have for the adventurer

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Great product, not cheap, not available on all Shinkansen express routes. We definitely got the full value out of ours as we went everywhere. Would definitely buy again if returning to Japan.

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Malanie

MalanieGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

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14 Day pass

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Travelled around Yakadaka, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and everywhere in between. There was a long wait at Narita to collect pass however after that it was great. Didnt read the details correctly which state you cannot use the Nozomi Shinkansen which meant our travel times blew out a bit. Also need to book seat on Narita express - was a bit unclear on that too. Next time I would ensure our accommodation is on the JR lines - not alternate subway lines as also needed IC card for subway connections.
It is expensive but if you plan to see a lot of Japan in a short amount of time this is the only way to go!

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Fantastic for travel in Japan

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Although a lot of times we didn't realise we could have used the JR Pass, we found it very helpful for the Shinkansen and local trains when travelling around Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone and Hiroshima. The bullet train in Japan is incredible and saves so much travel time. The JR Pass made it seamless. Just be wary of which trains you can use with the pass, some of the Shinkansen lines you cannot use (this is disclosed on the pass itself though). We also found you could reserve seats on the bullet trains by going into the JR offices with the pass which made travel more comfortable and less stressful.

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Glen

Glen

  • 3 reviews

Must have for those visiting Japan

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Visited Japan recently Tokyo Osaka Hiroshima Hakone and Karuizawa and made good use of the JR Pass which is convenient and cost effective. We got the Green car (1str class) which is great but need to pre booked. ( finding the booking offices were not easy). We also traveled a few trips on the ordinary car some of which had standing room only.

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Expensive but extremely useful

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Since my trip involved plenty of moving from one city to another, and lots of inner city trains, the JR Pass made everything so much easier. We can go pretty much whenever we want to wherever we want. All we had to do is just show up at the station and show the pass. The only issue is the pass only comes in 7 or 14 days time frame, so for a lot of people who does in between like 10 days, it gets a bit tricky cause 7 days is too short and 14 days is too much

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Excellent service.

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Very easy to purchase the Japan Rail Pass from this company. We received the exchange orders within 2 days of ordering with clear instructions and information to get & use the pass in Japan. Highly recommend paying the extra for a Green Car pass if you are travelling throughout the country. A great experience overall.

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Crystal

CrystalMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

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Absolute Must!!! Green Car was worth the Upgrade

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100% have to get this pass! Green Car gives you peace of mind knowing you have a reserved seat in a very comfortable area! Can use it on important (loops) local JR trains

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Great pass...

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A very convenient pass if you are travelling across different cities in Japan. If you just visit one or two cities it is not worthy.you can use all JR system except two types of shinkansen

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Aaron

AaronSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
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Great idea for travellers

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Easy to use on standard JR lines however we did find it difficult to work out exactly what other lines etc we could use it on. Also some stations the gates we could enter/exit were not clear and we had to change direction a few times. Also was a pain that we could not exchange our passes in Narita city as that was where we spent our first night.

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Leigh

LeighGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

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JRRsil Pass great value

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Excellent very valuable making travel easy. We always buy when coming to Japan, six times now and probably coming again next year for a garden Centre conference in Tokyo area

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So easy!

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The coverage provided by the pass is extensive and its really easy to use at the stations. Such a great way to explore Japan. I look forward to returning to Japan and using the pass again

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Peter Barr

Peter BarrCanberra Central 2601, ACT

Your site is hard to use

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The constant pop ups are irritating and of no value (unless your intent is to annoy potential customers, in which case you were successful), the knowledge that someone from Fairfield (and other numerous locations) is also looking at the site is of no value to me, please allow customers to view the site without harassment,
Peter Barr, Canberra.


Peter

PeterSydney, NSW

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Our 1st trip to Japan

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We found the JR pass a convenient and economical way to travel both around Tokyo and then on the Shinkansen network. It also covered some local trains in Kyoto and the sightseeing buses in Hiroshima.
We choose the Green Car option and it was great having a reserved seat and plenty of room.

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Billy Elliott

Billy ElliottSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified customer

Value for money plus convenience.

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A super efficient, incredibly fast, clean, comfortable way to see Japan. The Shinkansen are so well run and reliable and the JR pass makes using them so easy. Adding up the fares just between the major cities we visited came to a saving of about 4000 yen. That's not counting side trips on local JR lines & busses or our trip to Miyajima which included the ferry ride.

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Definitely worth it

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Our trip involved a few long distance Shinkansen journeys which would have pretty much paid for the pass themselves. I actually did not realise how often I would be using it for travel within Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka - you just need to show it to an attendant at the gates and walk through without having to worry about buying tickets every day (only on JR lines of course, it does not cover the subway). All the staff we have encountered at JR booths in the stations have spoken English and as such, we have not had any issues with the language barrier when reserving seats on the Shinkansen. I highly recommend a JR pass if you will be taking a few long distance trains to cover the cost, it has made our trip so much easier.

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Not cheap but very useful

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The purchase of the pass in Australia was very efficient. The booking of train travel when arriving in Japan was great and the wait time to activate worked well at Narita. Changing bookings was not difficult. My only gripe is that I purchased a 14 day pass as I was away 12 days. This was very expensive. Maybe I would have been better to buy a 7 day pass and then pay for some individual train trips.

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Fiona

FionaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

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Easy to use

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JRP is easy to use, always go to the attendant and show the pass. Simple. I would prefer if we were given a map of the lines we could use. I did find a map at one of the stations half way through the trip which helped. Easy to purchase online. Worth every cent. I would not hesitate to buy the JRP again

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Chris

ChrisSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
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Perfect for convenient travel

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From start to finish, it was simple and convenient. Easy to purchase online, straightforward collection from the railpass office at the airport. And simple to use, just by showing the pass at each gate. It was especially useful when using the bullet train.

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John Gomez

John GomezSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
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Amazing service and must have it to enjoy the city

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Great customer service, Save you money and time, Easy to use and worth it every cent you of its price. Very very handy so dont hesitate to buy it one

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A must have pass if you are traveling to multiple cities

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So glad we purchased the Japan Rail pass as it was great value for money. We were able to get to almost every station we needed in Tokyo on JR lines and it was fantastic for travel between cities on the bullet trains. We just got the ordinary pass and it was great. The seats had enough leg room to fit our suitcases in as well. It was very easy to exchange our passes at Narita airport. The lady helping me was very friendly and recommended reserving seats on specific days as it was a national holiday. Reserving seats was also very easy with offices at major stations. I would highly recommend this pass.

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