JR(Japan Railways), a Japanese representative railroad company, is selling special discount tickets for foreign tourists.

These tickets are special tickets which only an overseas tourist can purchase.

You can get on a JR trains usefully and very cheaply if you use these tickets well.

Because there are many kinds of special discount tickets, we summarized those information.


JR-All

JAPAN RAIL PASS

JAPAN RAIL PASS, a joint offering of the six companies comprising the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is the most economical means of travelling throughout Japan by rail.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

[JR Route Map]

[Shinkansen (Bullet train) Route Map]

[Fare]

Type
Green Car
Ordinary Car
Duration
Adult
Child
Adult
Child
7-day
¥39,600
¥19,800 ¥29,650
¥14,830
14-day
¥64,120
¥32,060
¥47,250
¥23,620
21-day
¥83,390 
¥41,690
¥60,450
¥30,220

[How to purchase]

You must purchase your JAPAN RAIL PASS before coming to Japan.

[Make a seat reservation]

・Seishun 18

Seishun 18 allows unlimited rides on local and rapid JR trains (excluding reserved seats) throughout Japan from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south. 

 This ticket package includes five days worth of travel for only 2,370 yen per day.

[Website]

[Fare]

12,050 yen

[Validity periods/Sales dates]

  Validity periods Sales dates
Spring March 1 to April 10, 2020 February 20 to March 31, 2020
Summer July 20 to September 10, 2020 July 1 to August 31, 2020
Winter December 10, 2019 to January 10, 2021 December 1 to December 31, 2020

[Attention]

It is not valid on Shinkansens and limited express trains.

The price for the Seishun 18 is the same for adults and children.

It has the validity periods and sales dates.

JR-Hokkaido

[Special discount tickets information of JR Hokkaido]

HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS

HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS holders may ride all JR Hokkaido trains (excluding Hokkaido Shinkansen) within the valid period.

[Website]

[Fare]

Type Adults Children
3-days 17,400 yen 8,700 yen
Flexible 4-days 23,480 yen 11,740 yen
5-days 23,480 yen 11,740 yen
7-days 25,710 yen 12,850 yen

[Attention]

There is an extra charge for the sleeping car and carpet car.

The JR Hokkaido bus routes available to pass holders are limited.

There is an extra charge for boarding the Twinkle Bus.

JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Within the JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass valid area and the valid period, this pass allows unlimited rides on the JR Hokkaido Lines (Southern Hokkaido) and on JR East Lines (Tohoku area).

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

jr-tohoku-southhokkaido

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 19,750 yen 9,870 yen
Sales within Japan 20,790 yen 10,390 yen

[Validity period]

Flexible Five Days

(After arrivving in Japan, select any five days in the 14-days period starting on the day of issue.)

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Within the JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass valid area and the valid period, this pass allows unlimited rides on the JR Hokkaido Lines (Southern Hokkaido) and on JR East Lines (Kanto and Tohoku areas).

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

jr-east-southhokkaido

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 26,900 yen 13,450 yen
Sales within Japan 27,930 yen 13,960 yen

[Validity period]

Flexible Six Days

(After arrivving in Japan, select any six days in the 14-days period starting on the day of issue.)

SENDAI AREA/MARUGOTO PASS

Sendai AREA/MARUGOTO PASS is a discounted ticket pass when you visit Sendai shi, Miyagi prefecture.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

sendai-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Area pass (1 day) 1,320 yen 660 yen
Marugoto pass (2 days) 2,720 yen 1,350 yen

 


JR-East

[Special discount tickets information of JR East]

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

It allows unlimited rides on all JR East train lines in the JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) designated area.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

jreast-eastpass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 19,350 yen 9,670 yen
Sales within Japan 20,360 yen 10,180 yen

[Validity period]

Flexible Five Days

(After arrivving in Japan, select any five days in the 14-days period starting on the day of issue.)

JR EAST PASS (Nagano/Niigata area)

It allows unlimited rides on all JR East train lines in the JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) designated area.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

jreast-eastpass-nagano

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 17,310 yen 8,650 yen
Sales within Japan 18,330 yen 9,160 yen

[Validity period]

Flexible Five Days

(After arrivving in Japan, select any five days in the 14-days period starting on the day of issue.)

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

The JR TOKYO Wide Pass is good for unlimited rides using reserved seats on ordinary cars on Shinkansen, limited express and other trains in the valid use area.

This pass makes it easy to visit popular tourist destinations such as Mt. Fuji, Izu and Karuizawa, GALA Yuzawa.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

jr-tokyowidepass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan 10,180 yen 5,090 yen

[Validity period]

Three consecutive days

JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Please refer to here.

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Please refer to here.

Hokuriku Arch Pass

This pass include unlimited use of ordinary car reserved seat on Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo to Kanazawa), limited express, and local (including rapid service) trains (non-reserved seat on “HARUKA”) and all Tokyo Monorail lines within the free usage area.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

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[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 24,440 yen 12,220 yen
Sales within Japan 25,460 yen 12,730 yen

[Validity period]

7 continuous days

N’EX TOKYO Round Trip Ticket

The N’EX TOKYO Round Trip Ticket provides great savings for round-trip travel in Ordinary Car reserved seats on the Narita Express, operating between Narita Airport Terminals 1 and 2·3, and major stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

About 33% OFF!!

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

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[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan 4,070 yen 2,030 yen

[Validity period]

14 days

Tokyo 1-Day Ticket

The Tokyo 1-Day Ticket allows unlimited rides on local and rapid JR East trains (excluding reserved seats) within the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo as well as on the subways, the Nippori-Toneri Liner, Tokyo Toei streetcars and the Toei Bus system.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

tokyo-1day-ticket

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan 1,600 yen 800 yen

[Validity period]

1 day

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass 

The Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass allows unlimited rides on local and rapid JR East trains (excluding reserved seats) within the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

tokunai-pass-en

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan 760 yen 380 yen

[Validity period]

1 day

Yokohama-Minatomirai Pass

The Yokohama-Minatomirai Pass allows unlimited rides on local and rapid JR East trains (excluding reserved seats) on the Negishi Line between Yokohama and Shin-Sugita Stations as well as on the Yokohama Minatomirai Line.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

yokohama-minatomirai-pass-en

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan 530 yen 260 yen

[Validity period]

1 day

Kamakura-Enoshima Pass

The Kamakura-Enoshima Pass allows unlimited rides in the Kamakura/Enoshima area on JR, Enoshima Electric Railway and the Shonan Monorail.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kamakura-enoshima-pass-en

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan 710 yen 350 yen

[Validity period]

1 day

JR-Central

[Special discount tickets information of JR Central]

Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket(One-Way)

The Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket is a limited-time offer for passengers traveling on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

We recommend using it in combination with a JR pass (such as the Hokuriku Arch Pass) for inexpensive, convenient travel.

This ticket can be used from JR Nagano/Shinano-Omachi Station to Dentetsu-Toyama Station on the Toyama Chiho Railway, or from Dentetsu-Toyama Station to JR Shinano-Omachi Station/Nagano Station. (Not valid for round-trip travel or partial trip round-trip travel)

[Website]

www.jrtateyama.com
 
Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket (one-way)
http://www.jrtateyama.com/e/
Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket(one way)

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

img_area

[Sales Period]

Sales Period Usable Period
Apr. 13 to Nov. 5, 2020 Apr. 15 to Nov. 10, 2019

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan ¥9,800 ¥4,900

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass

This pass allow unlimited rides on JR conventional lines running between Nagoya – Gero – Takayama – Toyama, and between Shinano-Omachi – Matsumoto – Nagoya!

In addition, it allow unlimited use of transportation within the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (between Toyama – Tateyama – Murodo – Daikanbo – Kurobe Dam – Shinano-Omachi).

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

takayama-matsumoto-en

[Sales Period]

Sales Period Exchange Period Usable Period

Feb. 1 to Nov. 6, 2020

Mar. 15 to Nov. 6, 2020 Apr. 15 to Nov. 10, 2020

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 17,830 yen 8,910 yen
Sales within Japan 18,850 yen 9,420 yen

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

This pass allow unlimited rides on JR conventional lines running between Nagoya, Gero, Takayama - Toyama, and linking Kansai-airport, Osaka City area, Kyoto, Kaga-Onsen - Kanazawa, and “Hokuriku Shinkansen” running between Kanazawa - Toyama!

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

takyama-hokuriku-en

[Pass]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 14,260 yen 7,130 yen
Sales within Japan 15,280 yen 7,640 yen

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass

This pass allow unlimited rides on the following JR conventional lines.

JR conventional lines running between Nagoya, Matsusaka, Shingu, Kii-Katsuura, Shirahama, Wakayama and Kansai Airport, linking Taki, Iseshi and Toba, and connecting Kansai Airport, Osaka City Area, Nara, Kameyama and Nagoya, as well as Wakayama Electric Railway line between Wakayama and Kishi!

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

ise-kumano-wakayama-en

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 11,210 yen 5,600 yen
Sales within Japan 12,220 yen 6,110 yen

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Mt. Fuji-Shizuoka Area Tourist Pass Mini

Unlimited rides on JR conventional trains convenient for a tour around the World Heritage Mt. Fuji!

Unlimited rides on a ferry line where you can look up at Mt. Fuji on Suruga Bay and buses convenient for visiting World Heritage listed Miho-no-Matsubara, Mishima Skywalk, Shuzenji Onsen, Hamamatsu Flower Park and the Five Lakes of Mt. Fuji!

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

fuji-shizuoka-jp

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 4,570 yen 2,280 yen
Sales within Japan 5,080 yen 2,540 yen

[Validity period]

Three consecutive days


JR-West

[Special discount tickets information of JR-West]

Kansai Area Pass

 Kansai Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kansa-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Sales within Japan Sales outside Japan
Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
1 day 2,400 yen 1,200 yen 2,300 yen 1,150 yen
2 days 4,800 yen 2,400 yen 4,600 yen 2,300 yen
3 days 5,800 yen 2,900 yen 5,600 yen 2,800 yen
4 days 6,800 yen 3,400 yen 6,600 yen 3,300 yen

Kansai WIDE Area Pass

Kansai WIDE Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kansai-wide-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 9,200 yen 4,600 yen
Sales within Japan 10,200 yen 5,100 yen

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Kansai-Hiroshima Area Pass

Kansai-Hiroshima Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kansai-hiroshima-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 13,700 yen 6,850 yen
Sales within Japan 14,700 yen 7,350 yen

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Sanyo-San’in Area Pass

Sanyo-San’in Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

sanyo-sanin-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 19,400 yen 9,700 yen
Sales within Japan 20,400 yen 10,200 yen

kansai-hokuriku-area-pass

[Validity period]

Seven consecutive days

Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass

Kansai-Hokuriku Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kansai-hokuriku-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 15,270 yen 7,630 yen
Sales within Japan 16,290 yen 8,140 yen

[Validity period]

Seven consecutive days

Hokuriku Area Pass

Hokuriku Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

hokuriku-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 5,090 yen 2,540 yen
Sales within Japan 5,600 yen 2,800 yen

[Validity period]

Four consecutive days

San’in-Okayama Area Pass

San’in-Okayama Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

sanin-okayama-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 4,580 yen 2,290 yen
Sales within Japan 5,600 yen 2,800 yen

[Validity period]

Four consecutive days

Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass

Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

hiroshima-yamaguchi-area-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 11,200 yen 5,600 yen
Sales within Japan 12,200 yen 6,100 yen

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Okayama-Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass

Okayama-Hiroshima-Yamaguchi Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

okayama-hiroshima-yamaguchi

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 13,700 yen 6,850 yen
Sales within Japan 14,700 yen 7,350 yen

[Validity period]

Five consecutive days

Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Pass

Sanyo-San’in Northern Kyushu Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

sanyo-sanin-kyushu-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales outside Japan 22,400 yen 11,200 yen
Sales within Japan 23,400 yen 11,700 yen

[Validity period]

Seven consecutive days

JR-Shikoku

[Special discount tickets information of JR-Shikoku]

ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass

ALL SHIKOKU Rail Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

shikoku-pass

[Fare]

Type  Sales within Japan Sales outside Japan
Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
3 days 9,000 yen 4,500 yen 9,500 yen 4,750 yen
4 days 10,000 yen 5,000 yen 10,500 yen 5,250 yen
5 days 11,000 yen 5,500 yen 11,500 yen 5,750 yen
7 days 13,000 yen 6,500 yen 13,500 yen 6,750 yen

Kagawa Mini Rail & Ferry Pass

Kagawa Mini Rail & Ferry Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kagawa-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan 4,000 yen 2,000 yen

[Validity period]

Two consecutive days


JR-Kyushu

[Special discount tickets information of JR-Kyushu]

ALL Kyushu Area Pass

All Kyushu Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kyushu-all

[Fare]

Type  Sales within Japan
Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
3 days 15,280 yen 7,640 yen
5 days 18,330 yen 9,160 yen

Northern Kyushu Area Pass

Northern Kyushu Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kyushu-north

[Fare]

Type  Sales within Japan
Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
3 days 8,660 yen 4,330 yen
5 days 10,190 yen 5,090 yen

Southern Kyushu Area Pass

Southern Kyushu Area Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

kyushu-south

[Fare]

Type  Sales within Japan
Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
3-days 7,500 yen 3,750 yen

Fukuoka Wide Pass

Fukuoka Wide Pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map.

[Website]

[Services and routes covered by this pass]

fukuoka-wide-pass

[Fare]

Type Adults
(12 and older)
Children
(6 – 11)
Sales within Japan ¥3,060 ¥1,530

[Validity period]

Two consecutive days

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