How to use Japan Rail Pass

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STEP 1 – PURCHASE EXCHANGE ORDER FOR JAPAN RAIL PASS FROM US

PLEASE USE OUR ORDER FORM.

STEP 2 - YOU WILL RECEIVE THE EXCHANGE ORDER FOR THE JAPAN RAIL PASS FROM US.

 

PLEASE CHECK IF EVERYTHING IS OK OR NOT. THEN, TAKE IT TO JAPAN. 

STEP 3 - ARRIVAL IN JAPAN AND EXCHANGING TO JAPAN RAIL PASS

PLEASE GO TO THE NEAREST OR CONVENIENT DESIGNATED JAPAN RAIL PASS EXCHANGE OFFICE.

YOU HAVE TO BRING:

1) THE EXCHANGE ORDER WHICH YOU BOUGHT FROM US

2) YOUR PASSPORT

YOU HAVE TO TELL THE STAFF:

1) YOUR STARTING DATE OF USING THE JAPAN RAIL PASS

 

STEP 4 - SEAT RESERVATION IS FREE OF CHARGE 

 

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO CREATE AN ITINERARY(DATE, TIME AND WHICH TRAINS TO TAKE) BEFORE VISITING THE JR TICKET OFFICE.

GO TO THE ANY JR TICKET OFFICE AND MAKE SEAT RESERVATIONS BY SHOWING YOUR JAPAN RAIL PASS AND YOUR ITINERARY.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO RESERVE THE SEATS OF SANYO SHINKASEN BETWEEN SHIN-OSAKA AND HAKATA. GREEN CAR PASS HOLDER MUST RESERVE YOUR SEATS BEFORE RIDING THE TRAINS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL STATIONS ARE EQUIPPED WITH TICKET OFFICE(YOU CANNOT RESERVE BY AUTOMATIC TICKET MACHINE).

STEP 5 - TAKING THE TRAIN

 

GO TO ANY JR STATION AND TO THE ENTRANCE GATE WHICH STAFF IS LOCATED.  GET THE STAMP OF FIRST USE.

JAPAN RAIL PASS HOLDER CANNOT USE THE AUTOMATIC GATE. PLEASE USE THE STAFF LOCATED GATE ALL THE TIME.  STAFF LOCATED GATES ARE LIMITED AND SOMETIMES BUSY. PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO GET ON YOUR TRAIN.