Explore the qualifications for obtaining a JR (Japan Rail) Pass and unlock unlimited travel on Japan's extensive railway network.

Using Japan Rail Pass as a Non-Japanese Passport Holder

The Japan Rail Pass is available for non-Japanese nationals visiting Japan on a tourist visa (Temporary Visitor status). To be eligible, travelers must present their passport, stamped with a temporary visitor visa, which permits a stay of up to 90 days for tourism, family visits, or other short-term purposes.

The pass offers unlimited travel on most Japan Railways (JR) trains, buses, and ferries, including Shinkansen bullet trains, limited express, and local trains. Enjoy seamless travel throughout Japan while saving time and money with the Japan Rail Pass. If you have questions about eligibility, please feel free to contact us through our contact form.

Japan Rail Pass Eligibility for Japanese Citizenship Holders

The Japan Rail Pass, primarily designed for foreign visitors, offers unlimited travel on Japan's vast railway network. However, Japanese citizens can also benefit from the pass under specific conditions:

  • Japanese citizens living abroad with a valid proof of residence outside Japan for at least 10 consecutive years can qualify for the Japan Rail Pass. They must provide documentation confirming their long-term residency, such as a valid visa, permanent residence card, or Certificate of Overseas Residence from the Japanese embassy or consulate in their country of residence.

To obtain the Japan Rail Pass, eligible Japanese citizens must purchase an Exchange Order (Voucher) from an authorized sales agent outside Japan, like us. Japanese citizens who are eligible to purchase JR Pass can then exchange the order for a Japan Rail Pass at designated JR Pass exchange offices in Japan, where they will need to present their valid documentation for verification.

Please note that eligibility requirements may change, and it's essential to check the latest information from the official Japan Rail Pass website or contact a local Japanese embassy or consulate before making any plans.