Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass

The Japan National Rail Pass is for unlimited travel on Japan Rail lines and selected buses and ferries.


Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
07 Day NZD $394 NZD $197
14 Day NZD $629 NZD $314
21 Day NZD $805 NZD $402
Green
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
07 Day NZD $527 NZD $263
14 Day NZD $854 NZD $427
21 Day NZD $1,110 NZD $555

JR Pass Online Booking Form

With 12,400 miles of tracks you can rail almost anywhere in Japan.

  • Unlimited rail travel throughout Japan on the JR lines.
  • Available for a 7, 14 or 21 consecutive day period.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) or Green (1st class) travel.

Nationwide JR Route Map

Shinkansen Map

Important notes:
The JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen lines. (The pass holders must take “HIKARI,” “SAKURA,” “KODAMA,” or “TSUBAME” trains.) If you use a “NOZOMI” or “MIZUHO” train, you must pay the basic fare and the limited express charge, and for a Green Car the Green Car surcharge. In addition, if you use the Gran Class car of the Tohoku Shinkansen, you must pay the limited express charge and the Gran Class car surcharge.
Note also that passengers using JR trains on non-JR lines must pay additional fares and charges for sections traveled on such lines. Some JR trains use the lines of private railways for direct services.

JR West Pass

JR Explore the Kansai area of Japan with the Japan Rail West Pass Kansai.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
01 Day Kansai NZD $29 NZD $14
02 Day Kansai NZD $58 NZD $29
03 Day Kansai NZD $71 NZD $35
04 Day Kansai NZD $85 NZD $42
4 Day Hokuriku Area NZD $67 NZD $33
4 Day San'in Okayama Area Pass NZD $61 NZD $30
5 Day Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area NZD $149 NZD $74
5 Day Kansai Wide Area NZD $122 NZD $61
5 Day Kansai-Hiroshima Area NZD $183 NZD $91
5 Day Okayama-Hiroshima-Yamaguchi NZD $183 NZD $91
5 Day Setouchi Area NZD $230 NZD $115
7 Day Kansai Hokuriku Area NZD $203 NZD $101
7 Day Osaka Tokyo Hokuriku Arch NZD $325 NZD $162
7 Day Sanyo San'in-Northern Kyushu NZD $298 NZD $149
7 Day Sanyo-San'in Area NZD $257 NZD $128

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Can be purchased in Japan, save by purchasing in New Zealand before your departure!
New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR West Pass.

Kansai Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Kansai-Airport Express " Haruka " and local trains with non-reserved seats in the Kansai area ( Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Himeji and ... ).


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  • Available for 1 to 4 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • A Visitor may purchase Kansai Area Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.
  • Not Valid on Bullet Trains " Shinkansen "

Kansai WIDE Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Sanyo Shinkansen ( incl. Nozomi and Mizuho, Shin-Osaka ⇔ Okayama), Limited Express and local trains in the area with non-reserved seats from Kansai Airport to Osaka, Kyoto Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Okayama, Wakayama, Kinosaki-Onsen, Shiga and Tsuruga, Takamaatsu and Iga-Ueno.


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  • Available for 5 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • A Visitor may purchase Kansai WIDE Area Pass ONLY ONCE per visit.
  • Not Valid on " Tokaido Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Tokyo ), " Sanyo Shinkansen " ( Okayama ⇔ Hakata )

San'in Okayama Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Limited Express, Rapid services and local trains in the San'in and Okayama pass areas.


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  • Not valid on Bullet train " Sanyo-Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Hakata )
  • Valid trains : 
    Non-reserved seats on Express Trains " YAKUMO, SUPER HAKUTO(Incl. Kamigori ⇔ Chizu) etc."
    Rapid services, and local trains on JR-West Conventional lines.
  • Offers superb convenience and value for travellers also visiting the Kansai area when used in conjunction with a Kansai WIDE Area Pass.

Kansai Hokuriku Area Pass

Unlimited travel on the Sanyo Shinkansen ( Incl. Nozomi and Mizuho, Shin-Osaka ⇔ Okayama ), Hokuriku Shinkansen ( Kanazawa ⇔ Joetsu-Myoko ), Limited Express and local trains in the area with non-reserved seats.


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  • Valid on : 
    Non-reserved seats " Sanyo Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Okayama ),
    " Hokuriku Shinkansen " ( Kanazawa ⇔ Joetsu-Myoko ).
    Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines.
  • Not Valid on : 
    " Hokuriku Shinkansen " ( Joetsu-Myoko ⇔ Tokyo )
    " Tokaido Shinkansen " ( Shin-Osaka ⇔ Tokyo )
    " Sanyo Shinkansen " ( Okayama ⇔ Hakata )

Other Pass

Hokuriku
Area


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Kansai - Hiroshima
Area


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Hiroshima - Yamaguchi
Area


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Sanyo - San'in
Area


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Okayama-Hiroshima-
Yamaguchi Area

Okayama-Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass
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Osaka - Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass

Unlimited use of ordinary car reserved seat on Hokuriku Shinkansen ( Tokyo to Kanazawa ), Limited Express, and local trains ( incl. Rapid service, non-reserved seat on " HARUKA " ) and Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.


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  • Available for 7 consecutive days travel.
  • Can be use IR Ishikawa Railway between Kanazawa and Tsubata to access the JR Nanao Line, Ainokaze Toyama Railway between Toyama and Takaoka
  • Not Valid on " Tokaido Shinkansen " and " Sanyo Shinkansen "

 

JR East Pass

Travel throughout Tokyo & Eastern Japan with the JR East Pass.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
05 Day Flex Nagano Niigata NZD $230 NZD $115
05 Day Flex Tohoku Area NZD $257 NZD $128

 

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Nagano Niigata Area Destination : Narita / Haneda Airport to Tokyo, Nikko, Nagano, Niigata
Tohoku Area Destination : Narita / Haneda Airport to Tokyo, Nikko, Aomori, Sendai, Morioka, Akita

New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East Pass.

Unlimited travel on local, limited express and express trains including Shinkansen trains on the following rail company lines:
Nagano, Niigata AreaTohoku Area
JR East Lines, Izu Kyuko Line, Tokyo Monorail
Hokuetsu Express
Echigo TOKImeki Railway: Arai-Naoetsu
Aoimori Railway
Iwate Galaxy Railway (IGR)
Sendai Airport Transit
The following limited express trains that directly run between the JR East lines and Tobu Railway lines: the Nikko, the SPACIA Nikko, the Kinugawa, and the SPACIA Kinugawa.
The pass can be used for travel on local and rapid trains between Shimo-imaichi and Tobu-nikko/Kinugawa-onsen on Tobu Railway Lines. Between Kurihashi and Shimo-imaichi Stations, the pass may be used only on limited express trains that connect directly with Tobu Railway Lines.*

> Nagano, Niigata area Map

> Tohoku area Map


Note:

  • The JR EAST PASS is not valid for the Tokaido Shinkansen as that is operated by a different rail company.
  • GALA Yuzawa Station is in operation only in winter and spring.
  • Special operating intervals and trains may be in service to meet the needs in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
  • The JR EAST PASS is valid for JR buses.
  • The JR East Pass can be used on the Narita Express for direct access from Narita Airport to Tokyo.
  • New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East Pass.

Valid:
Flexible 5-day pass: you can use the pass on any 5 days within a 14-day period starting with the date of purchase or exchange in Japan. You do not have to determine your 5 travel dates at the time of purchase or exchange.

 

JR Hokkaido Pass

Explore the Island of Hokkaido in Japan by Rail

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day NZD $223 NZD $111
04 Day Flex NZD $298 NZD $149
05 Day NZD $298 NZD $149
07 Day NZD $325 NZD $162
5 Day Flex JR Tohoku South Hokkaido NZD $257 NZD $128
6 Day Flex JR East-South Hokkaido NZD $352 NZD $176

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Hokkaido Pass Destination: Hakodate, Niseko, Noboribetsu, Sapporo, Otaru, Asahikawa, Kushiro and Abashiri
New Zealand Residents traveling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR Hokkaido Rail Pass.

The Hokkaido Rail Pass is valid for all train lines of the Hokkaido Railway Co. and selected JR Hokkaido Bus lines.
Excluding Bus Routes: Sapporo to Asahikawa, Monbetsu, Hiroo, Obihiro, Erimo, Shin Sapporo-Atsubetsu Stadium, JR Shiroishi Sta.-Sapporo Dome, Shin Sapporo-Sapporo Dome & irregular lines.
The Hokkaido pass offers the following durations:

  • 3 day consecutive pass
  • 5 day consecutive pass
  • 7 day consecutive pass
  • 4 day flexi pass (over a 10 day period)

JR Hokkaido Pass no longer covered the rides on following Hokkaido Shinkansen line of “Hayabusa” or “Hayate”.
Kikonai-Goryokaku (As this JR line will be owned by private train line of “Dounan isaribi” line JR Hokkaido pass no longer valid on this line).

Services of Hokkaido Shinkansen line will end their service.

  • Limited Express Train of “Hakucho” (Shin-aomori- Hakodate)
  • Limited Express Train of “Super Hakucho” (Shin- aomori- Hakodate)
  • Express Train “Hamamasu” (Aomori - Sapporo)

 

JR Tohoku South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Unlimited use of trains operated by JR Trains in the Tohoku  (Fukushima, Miyagi, Yamagata, Akita, Iwate
and Aomori Prefectures) region and JR Hokkaido trains in Southern Hokkaido except for Goryokaku and Kikonai Station (as far as Sapporo) on 5 days of your choice within a 14 day period.
Only the following non-JR trains lines lines can also be used with JR East Tohoku Hokkaido Rail Pass,

  • All trains along the Iwate Ginga Railway and Aoimori railway between Morioka and Aomori.
  • Sendai Airport Transit

In the designated area, you can use all type of JR East (including Bus rapid transit
and JR Hokkaido trains, including Shinkansen (except Tokaido Shinkansen),
limited express trains local trains (except some "liner" trains). Seat reservation can be made for free.

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> JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass Map

 

 

 

JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Unlimited use of trains operated by JR Trains in the Kanto (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki Prefectures) and Tohoku (Fukushima, Miyagi, Yamagata, Akita, Iwate and Aomori Prefectures) region and JR Hokkaido trains in Southern Hokkaido (as far as Sapporo) on 6 days of your choice within a 14 day period.
Only the following non-JR trains lines lines can also be used with JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass,

  • Limited express trains between Shinjuku and Tobu-Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen and local trains between Tobu-Nikko, Shimo-Imaichi and Kinugawa Onsen.
  • All trains along the Izukyu Line between Ito and Izukyu-Shimoda on the Izu Peninsula.
  • All trains along the Iwate Ginga Railway and Aoimori railway between Morioka and Aomori.
  • Tokyo Monorail between central Tokyo and Haneda Airport.

In the designated area, you can use all type of JR East (including Bus rapid transit and JR Hokkaido trains, including Shinkansen (except Tokaido Shinkansen), limited express trains local trains (except some "liner" trains). Seat reservation can be made for free.

 

JR Central Area Tourist Pass

Explore Japan's amazing tour destination with unlimited rides of JR trains and other transportation..

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day Mt. Fuji Shizuoka NZD $61 NZD $30
05 Day Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist NZD $237 NZD $118
05 Day Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist NZD $149 NZD $74
05 Day Takayama-Hokuriku Area NZD $189 NZD $94

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Tourist pass destination : Areas around Shirakawa-go, Alpine route, Kumano Kodo, Mt. Fuji

This ticket is not available in Japan, please purchase an Exchange Order before leaving Japan.
New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR Tourist Pass.

The pass offers you unlimited access for five days to limited express trains of conventional lines and ordinary trains running between specific tour destination such as Shirakawa-go, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route, Kumano Kodo and Mt. Fuji. You can also use reserved seats for up to four times.

 

Mt. Fuji-Shizuoka Area Pass

Unlimited travel on JR trains, a ferry line and buses running in Mt. Fuji and Shizuoka area. 
Available services:
Train - Tokaido Main Line, Gotemba Line, Minobu Line, Izu Hakone Railway
Bus - Fujikyuko Bus, Tokai Bus, Izuhakone bus, Shizutetsu Justline, Entetsu
Ferry -  S-Pulse Dream Ferry
Bullet train (shinkansen), sleeper train, and limited express without non-reserved seating is not valid with this
pass.

MtFuji Shizuoka Area Pass
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  • Available for 3 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • maximum of four seat reservations
  • Not valid for bullet train, sleeper train, and limited express without non-reserved seating.

 

Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Pass

Unlimited rides on JR conventional lines between Nagoya-Gero-Toyama, and between Shinano-Omachi
-Matsumoto-Nagoya. Use of transportation within the marvelous Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is also included. 
Available services:
Train - any non-reserved seats of JR between Nagoya to Toyama (via Tokaido/Takayama lines) & Shinano-
Omachi to Nagoya (via Oita/Shinonoi/Chuo Main lines), Dentetsu-Toyama and Shinano-Omachi within Alpine Route
Bus - buses included in Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

MtFuji Shizuoka Area Pass
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  • Available for 5 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • During busy season (mid April to mid May, mid August, early October), much congestion is expected.
  • maximum of four seat reservations
  • Not valid for bullet train, sleeper train, and limited express without non-reserved seating.


Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Pass

Unlimited travel on JR trains, buses around Osaka, to Ise Jingu Shrine and World Heritage Kumano Kodo.
Available services:
Train - Non-reserved seating on JR, Ise tetsudo, and Wakayama Electric Railway, between Nagoya station -
within Osaka City
Bus - Mie Kotsu Buses (limited lines), Kumano Kotsu Buses

Ise Kumano Wakayama Area Pass
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  • Available for 5 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • maximum of four seat reservations
  • Bicycle rental at Wakayama Station is included (for 12 and over)
  • Not valid for liners, Kintetsu lines, reserved seats of 'Haruka Airport Express', Bullet train, or sleeper trains.

 

Takayama-Hokuriku Area Pass

Unlimited travel on JR trains, buses from Nagoya to Osaka, Kansai Airport through Hokuriku Area.
World Heritage Shirakawa go and more on the way!
Available services:
Train - Non-reserved seating on JR between Nagoya - Toyama, Kanazawa-Kyoto, and Osaka City area,
the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Toyama-Kanazawa station, Toyama Chiho Railway
Bus - Nohi Bus, Hokutetsu Bus, Kaetsuno Bus

Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass
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  • Available for 5 consecutive days travel.
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • maximum of four seat reservations
  • Nohi Bus, Toyama Chiho Railway, and Hokutetsu Bus require reservation.
  • Not valid for reserved seats of 'Haruka Airport Express' or Tokaido Shinkansen.

JR Pass Online Booking Form

JR Kyushu Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Kyushu Rail Pass covers the island of Kyushu in West Japan.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
03 Day NZD $203 NZD $101
05 Day NZD $244 NZD $122
3 Day Northern Kyushu NZD $115 NZD $57
3 Day Southern Kyushu NZD $94 NZD $47
5 Day Northern Kyushu NZD $135 NZD $67

JR Pass Online Booking Form

Kyushu Pass Destination: Fukuoka, Beppu, Mt. Aso, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Saga, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Oita and other places in Kyushu area

The Kyushu Island Rail pass is ideal for travelling to places like Nagasaki, Suizenji Park, Kagoshima and Obi Castle.
It also includes travel on the Kyushu Shinkansen and limited express trains, but excluding the Sanyo Shinkansen (Fukuoka - Osaka, Operated by JR West). The Northern Kyushu version of the pass is not valid south of Oita and Kumamoto (The Northern Kyushu version will become valid on trains between Kumamoto and Misumi).

  • Available for a 3 or 5 consecutive day period
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
Seat reservations can be made for free.
From April 2015, a maximum number of free seat reservations will be introduced as follows:
(Both Northern Kyushu & Kyushu Rail Pass)
  • Up to 10 free seat reservations can be made with the 3-day pass
  • Up to 16 free seat reservations can be made with the 5-day pass

Note: Non-Japanese citizens who are visiting Japan for the purpose of sightseeing and traveling on a short-stay visa.

  1. You must hold a passport issued by a country other than Japan.
  2. You must reside outside Japan and are visiting Japan on a short-stay visa.

*New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR Kyushu Pass.

JR All Shikoku Pass

Explore the Island of Shikoku in Japan by Rail.

Economy
Duration Adult (12+) Child (6-11)
02 Day Kagawa Mini Rail & Ferry NZD $54 NZD $27
03 Day NZD $115 NZD $57
04 Day NZD $127 NZD $63
05 Day NZD $135 NZD $67
07 Day NZD $162 NZD $81

JR Pass Online Booking Form

All Shikoku Pass Destination: All Shikoku Area
New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR Shikoku Pass.

All Shikoku Rail Pass

Unlimited travel on trains, bus, and ferry around All Shikoku region. 

Available services:
Train - Non-reserved seats on all JR Shikoku lines (travel to North from Kojima station is excluded),
Tosa Kuroshio Railway, Asa Kaigan Railway, Iyo Railway, Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad, Tosaden
Kotsu lines
Bus - Shodoshima Olive Bus
Ferry - Shodoshima Ferry between Takamatsu and Tonosho

All Shikoku
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  • Available for 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • If you travel beyond the valid area of the rail pass, you will be required to pay the fares and charges specified by the railway company concerned for the sections traveled.
  • Seats can be reserved online.
  • Not valid for Sunrise Seto, Botchan Train, other ferry service, other bus lines service, or travelling to the North from Kojima station.


Kagawa Mini Rail & Ferry Pass

Unlimited travel on JR trains, railroads, ferry and a bus service in Kagawa Prefecture with handy price.

Available services:
Train - Yosan line, Kotoku line, Dosan line, All Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad lines
Bus - Shodoshima Olive Bus
Ferry - Shodoshima Ferry between Takamatsu and Tonosho

Kagawa
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  • Available for 2 consecutive days
  • This pass offers Economy (2nd class) travel only.
  • If you travel beyond the valid area of the rail pass, you will be required to pay the fares and charges specified by the railway company concerned for the sections travelled.
  • Not valid for Sunrise Seto, other ferry services, or other bus lines services

Ticket can be exchanged from the Warp Takamatsu branch, Warp Plaza at Sakaide Station, or Takamatsu Station JR reservation office after hour.

Important Notice

1. This website uses a credit card authentication service which ensures a high degree of online security.
You can pay for any of your products on this website with your credit card once an online authentication has been completed.
We are only accepting Visa and MasterCard, although there is an option on the payment page.

2. People who have both their Japanese passport and written proof - obtained from the embassy or legation of Japan in the foreign country where they live - that they have been living legally in the country for 10 consecutive years or more. 
New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East, West, Shikoku, Hokkaido or Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Rail Passes.

3. Rail Passes can be picked up the same day they are ordered or issued immediately from your nearest branch during business hours.
JR Pass costing fluctuates depending on the status of the exchange rate. For more information please consult with Travel Japan Staff.

4. Email requesting your photo page of passport will be sent after your order.
The name on the pass should be same with the name on your passport. In order to decrease a tendency of accident, we are requesting your passport photo to check.

The JAPAN RAIL PASS is a special ticket that is available only to travellers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sight-seeing. To be eligible to purchase a JAPAN RAILPASS you must meet one of the following two conditions.

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 RAILPASS.

There are 15 types of Japan Rail Pass!

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* An Exchange Order must be presented in Japan within 3 months from date of issue.
This must be done at a JR Station that has a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Office.

 

Caution:

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.
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*Examples of the "Temporary Visitor"
entry status stamp
    
   Caution:
       If you visit Japan with an Exchange Order (H.I.S. Exchange Order) to be exchanged in for
       a JAPAN RAIL PASS, the exchange cannot be made unless they have "temporary visitor"
       status: to enter Japan under any other official status, such as "trainee" or "entertainer" or
       "Re-entry Permit," will make the pass invalid. 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 periods.

New eligibility requirements for sales of an Exchange Order for JAPAN RAIL PASS starting June 1, 2017

People who have both their Japanese passport and written proof—obtained from the embassy or legation of Japan in the foreign country where they live—that they have been living legally in the country for 10 consecutive years or more

*You must present both your passport and proof of eligibility to purchase an Exchange Order in a country other than Japan, and to exchange your Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS in Japan.
*You cannot use a photocopy of your passport to purchase an Exchange Order or to exchange your Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS.
*You can purchase an Exchange Order and exchange it for a JAPAN RAIL PASS only if your stay in the country for 10 consecutive years or more is verified by such written proof.


■Acceptable written proof

(1)Copy of your Overseas Residential Registration issued by the embassy or legation of Japan in the foreign country where you live (limited to an Overseas Residential Registration with a date of acceptance at least 10 years earlier)

(2) Certificate of Overseas Residence issued by the embassy or legation of Japan in the foreign country where you live (limited to a Certificate of Overseas Residence with a date at least 10 years earlier as the date on which your address (or place of temporary residence) was established as your present address)

(3) As a special case limited to the USA, Brazil, and Canada, the Permanent Resident Card issued by these 3 countries can be used as written proof until further notice (limited to a Permanent Resident Card confirming your stay in the relevant country for 10years or more).

*In regard to (1), if a single copy of your Overseas Residential Registration verifies that any family members living with you in the country have stayed for 10 consecutive years or more, such a document is valid for those family members.

* Concerning children (under 12 years of age) whose stay in the country is less than 10 years at the time of purchase of an Exchange Order, if a single copy of the Overseas Residential Registration stated in (1) verifies that they live together with the applicant whose stay in the country is 10 consecutive years or more, and if they also use the JAPAN RAIL PASS together with that applicant, their eligibility requirements are satisfied.

*The copy of the Overseas Residential Registration and the Certificate of Overseas Residence are only valid for 6 months after the date of issue.

*You cannot use a photocopy of your written proof to purchase an Exchange Order or to exchange your Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS.

*Definition of “10years or more”: At the time of purchase of an Exchange Order, a date in the same month 10 years earlier or before is valid.(Example) In the case of the purchase of an Exchange Order on June 1, 2017, a date any time in June 2007or earlier is valid.
(A date between June 1 and June 30, 2007 is deemed as “June 2007” and valid.)

*You can purchase an Exchange Order and exchange it for a JAPAN RAIL PASS only if you can present any one of the written proof described in the above (1) to (3).

Note: New Zealand Residents travelling on a Japanese Passport are not allowed to purchase JR East, West, Shikoku, Hokkaido or Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Rail Passes.