Pass Selection

Booking Details


  • 1. Description

    Unlimited rides on 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!

    Unlimited rides on buses convenient for visiting Ise Jingu Shrine, Toba area and World Heritage listed Kumano Kodo (including Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrines)!

    Download the factsheet here.

  • 2. Eligibility

    So who is eligible for a Japan Rail Pass?

    You're eligible if 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 shownhere. Only people who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a Japan Rail Pass.

    IMPORTANT:Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for aJapan 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 aJapan 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 periods.

  • 3. Eligibility for Saver


  • 4. Discount

  • 5. Validity

    • Please pay attention to the opening hours and the days that the exchange offices are closed. Exchange may take some time if the service counter is busy. Please ensure you leave enough time when visiting the exchange office.
    • Please exchange your MCO for a pass within three months of its issuance (including the date of issuance) and within the pass's period of use. (Example: An MCO issued on October 15 would have to be exchanged by January 14.)
    • Passes will be valid for five consecutive days from the date of first use indicated on the day of the exchange.
    • You will not be able to change the date of first use once it has been indicated on the pass.
    • If your MCO has been lost or stolen or you are unable to produce it for some other reason, no exchange for a pass can be made.

  • 6. Terms and Conditions

    Exchange procedure
    The signer on the order must apply at a Pass Exchange Office and there present the order with the original passport.

    Fill in the application form provided at the office in Japan or in order to speed up this process you can also download the form here and have it ready when you arrive in Japan.

    Specify the first date that you wish the pass to start. This can be any date within one month from the issue date.

    Any alterations made to the exchange order or pass after the exchange, make the document invalid and non-refundable.

    Refund of an Exchange Order
    An Exchange Order can be refunded only at the office where it was issued, within one year of the issue date. The refund will be subject to a 15% cancellation charge and relevant administration charges at the time of cancellation.

    A pass can be refunded only within the validity period (three months from the date the order was issued) and before the first date of use at any Japan Rail Pass exchange office. There will be a 15% (Japan Railways) cancellation charge per pass along with a separate administration fee that the issuing office will charge in addition (this charge will vary from office to office). Please note that the pass is non-refundable on or after the first date of use.

    Duplicate passes and/or Exchange Orders cannot be issued if lost or stolen. Please ensure it's safe keeping.