Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass Aug 2017   Updated


Japan has the world’s most convenient and efficient railway network. JR Group railways are proud of their international reputation for frequent service, punctuality, high speed, and safety. Travel by train is also the ideal way to view Japan : you ride comfortable and carefree, as vistas of a nation glide before your window – mountains, forests, lakes, highlands, and the sea.

(Prices are subject to change due to the currency exchange rate.)

Class Days Rate Yen Rate
ORDINARY(Standard Class) 07 DAYS AUD333.00 JPY29,110
14 DAYS AUD530.00 JPY46,390
21 DAYS AUD679.00 JPY59,350
GREEN(Superior Class) 07 DAYS AUD445.00 JPY38,880
14 DAYS AUD720.00 JPY62,950
21 DAYS AUD936.00 JPY81,870

Who is eligible for a JAPAN RAIL PASS?

You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the

entry status of “temporary visitor.


“Temporary Visitor” entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15

days or 90 days for “sight-seeing, etc.” If you apply for a “stay for sight-seeing” when you enter Japan,

entry personnel will stamp your passport as “Temporary Visitor,” as shown below. Only persons who

have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JAPAN RAIL PASS.


Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange

Order, to be turned in for a JAPAN RAIL

PASS, the exchange cannot be made unless

you have “Temporary Visitor” status; if you

enter Japan under any other official status,

such as “Trainee,” “Entertainer,” or “Reentry

Permit,” you cannot change the Exchange

Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS. Please note

that according to strict interpretation of the

Japanese Immigration Law, “Temporary

Visitor” status differs even from other types

of stays that are also for only short time


2. You are a Japanese national living in a foreign country,

a.who is qualified to live permanently in that country, or

b.who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.

Note: Persons meeting conditions a or b above must be required to show proof of same at the point of

purchase of an Exchange Order and obtaining a JAPAN RAIL PASS.


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