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Explore Japan by train

Discover the beautiful country of Japan with help of a Japan Rail Pass and travel across the country in super-speed on Shinkansen bullet trains. Choose between the standard, best value for the buck pass or the first class version of the JR Pass called a “Green Pass”. Regardless of your choice, you’ll have a great stay in Japan!

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Japan Rail Pass

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Visit Japan and take part of its beautiful nature, many attractions and cozy cities with a JR Pass. A Japan Rail Pass, also called a JR Pass, allows you to travel freely and with unlimited fairs throughout the country with the shinkansen high-speed train, regular trains, the subway and lots of buses. You can even catch the ferry to Miyajima!

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Visit Japan and enjoy all of its beautiful nature, many attractions and cozy cities with a Japan Rail Pass. The pass, also known as a JR Pass, allows you to travel freely and with unlimited fairs throughout the country with the Shinkansen high-speed trains, regular trains, the subway and lots of buses. You can even catch the ferry to Miyajima!

Best value Standard pass

The ordinary pass is the most common option of Japan Rail Pass and allows you to move around painlessly throughout Japan. Your JR Pass must be activated within 90 days from the order date. Order yours today and enjoy Japan!

7 days pass

€ 210 / person

14 days pass

€ 334 / person

21 days pass

€ 426 / person

First class Green pass

Green Pass is the Japan Rail Pass equivalent of business class. Here you get the opportunity to ride with nicer carriages, better chairs, food service on board, shorter waiting times and other amenities to make your trip easier.

7 days pass

€ 280 / person

14 days pass

€ 450 / person

21 days pass

€ 584 / person

50% discount for children between 6 – 11 years. Children under 6 ride for free and do not need a JR Pass. Children from the age of 12 and up are classified as adults.

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Cancer foundation

Together against cancer

Several members of our staff has gone through chemotherapy and defeated cancer. But we all have friends and family who wasn’t as lucky. We’d like to show our support and will donate €2 for each sold Japan Rail Pass to the Cancer foundation, forever.

We stand against cancer and wish to help the future generation by supporting the cancer foundation and their research.

How does it work?



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Step 1

Order your JR Pass from an authorized seller

Getjrpass is an official travel agent and seller of Japan Rail Pass and we double check & issue your Japan Rail Pass directly from our own office. Every JR Pass order is shipped out in a well protected box with UPS Express Shipping.

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Step 2

Receive a JR Pass voucher in the mail

You Japan Rail Pass is shipped out the same day or during the next work day at latest. Your order will normaly reach you within 3-6 work days, depending on where you are located. Note that we are not responsible or can influence the delivery time.

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Step 3

Pack your bags and head to Japan

Book your flight ticket and head to Japan for a fantastic experience with friends as well as family. Japan truly has something for all travelers, regardless of age or interests! What are you waiting for?

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Step 4

Visit your nearest JR office

Visit the nearest JR office and exchange your voucher for a physical Japan Rail Pass. The JR Pass must be redeemed within 90 days of being issued by us and can only be purchased online and outside of Japan.

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Enjoy

Explore Japan with unlimited JR fairs

You are there, your JR pass has been redeemed and endless train journeys await. Explore this amazing country and enjoy your visit. If you want tips on activities and sights, our travel guide is full of them!

“Bought a Japan Rail Pass just before covid hit and had the best trip ever!”
- Victoria Schultz
“We saved hundreds of euros when going to Osaka & Nara”
- Annika Eriksson
“Wish we knew about jr pass during our first visit. They were well worth it!”
- Caroline Holm
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Japanese citizen? IMPORTANT!

Japanese citizens need a certificate from the Japanese Embassy verifying that you have resided outside Japan for at least 10 consecutive years. This certificate must be issued BEFORE you order your JR Pass to be approved in Japan and must be a maximum of 6 months old when you exchange your MCO voucher with JR in Japan.

Children over the age of 12 need their own certificate from the embassy, even if they have never lived in Japan. Children under the age of 12 can have their name inscribed in a parent’s certificate however. Please email us for more information before purchasing if you have any questions.

Standard Pass
vs Green Pass

The “Green” carts on the train are equipped with larger windows, a more quiet environment, newspapers, nicer seats, more legroom and more space for your luggage. All this along with better service, free drinks on some trains and shorter queues.

Some trains also offer their passengers a free ‘oshibori’. A kind of towel that can be either hot or cold depending on the season.

Shinkansen bullet train
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Order your Japan Rail Pass from an
official seller & partner

Getjrpass.com is a part of Flygi AB and issue Japan Rail Passes directly from our office, without any middlemen. We are an official and authorized Japan Rail Pass distributor who ship out your issued MCO’s directly from our office with fast delivery through UPS. Every JR Pass is doublechecked and gently packed in a well-protected box before leaving our office.

What are the benefits of a
Japan Rail Pass?

Shinkansen 320kmh
Super fast!

Move super fast and easily between all of Japan’s cities with the Shinkansen bullet trains. The trains take you between the cities at 320 km/h and are always punctual on top of being well taken care of and clean. A day-trip to cities 500 km away is suddenly a possibility!

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Eco-friendly

Travel across Japan with good conscience in a more environmentally friendly option compared to an airplane. Taking the Shinkansen trains is usually much faster than a plane anyways, since you don’t have to wait at the airport before departure.

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Save money

Save both time and money with a Japan Rail Pass. A roundtrip between Tokyo and Osaka will cost you as much as a 7-days standard Japan Rail Pass. Enjoy unlimited fairs on JR’s lines.

Airport

Airport transfer

With the JR Pass, you can easily and inclusively move both to and from the airport. Narita Express, Tokyo Monorail and Haruka Express are 3 of many lines included with your Japan Rail Pass.

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Automatic gates

Avoid clicking around poorly translated ticket machines and instead walk right through the automatic gates at each station with your Japan Rail Pass in hand. A much appreciated new feature included with the JR Pass since late 2020.

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Book a seat

You can always go on any JR train you want, but if you want to be guaranteed a seat, it can be good to pre-book it at the nearest JR office. These are available at all of the country’s major train stations and airports and is a service that’s included with all types of Japan Rail Passes.

Frequently asked questions

We are mainly using UPS for international departures unless other shipping provider is requested. Keep in mind that we only have contract with UPS and Postnord (EMS), and for that reason might request additional payment if another alternativt is requested by the buyer other than UPS and EMS. No additional cost is added to the order if using the normal UPS or EMS alternative included in the shipping cost upon purchase.

We do ship to your hotel in Japan, but we recommend a purchase atleast 2 weeks before your arrival if so due to unexpected delays in the shipping. Keep in mind that we can not deliver to your Airbnb, only hotels with a service desk.

No, in 99.9% of the cases you do not, as the MCO voucher has no physical value and the value of the purchase stays in Japan during the entire time. Your MCO voucher is only an original receipt required to bring to Japan for exchange for a Japan Rail Pass. The passes are shipped as non-value documents, since they can be cancelled if lost in transit.

Sadly no. The original MCO document sent to you by post with UPS has to be brought to Japan in its original form and exchanged for a Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) at your local and nearest JR office.

Bring your MCO voucher along with your passport (and certificate from the embassy if you’re a Japanese citizen) to your nearest JR office and exchange for a Japan Rail Pass. You have 90 days to exchange the voucher for a JR Pass after it has been issued and sent out by Getjrpass.

The metro lines are not owned by JR, but JR owns the subway lines in most major cities such as Tokyo. The subway and Metro is the same thing in Japan, just different names for different lines where about 50% of the lines are owned and handled by JR, allowing you to use them freely during your stay with a Japan Rail Pass. Cities like Tokyo usually need you to combine both a metro and JR line to get to your destination as they cover different parts of the city.

The Japan Rail Pass allows you to travel on MOST lines covered by JR. There are just a few non-included trains, such as Nozami Shinkansen trains on the Tokaido Line and Mizuho trains on the Kyushu Shinkansen lines. These lines are however covered by other Shinkansen trains with similar speed, just slightly more stops along the way.

We recommend all our customers to order their Japan Rail Pass atleast 2-4 weeks before their departure. We can not take any responsible or do anything to effect shipping delays caused by UPS or force majeure. Keep in mind that the Japan Rail Passes can be unissued if lost in transport along the way, and new ones be shipped out. For this reason, spare a few extra days incase anything unexpected happens.

We will send out your order the next work day at latest, but we always try to send out our orders the same day to save the buyer an extra day of transit. Late orders will however be shipped the next work day, as UPS require the order at their pick-up point before 15:00 CET.

Japanese citizens are required to bring a certificate from the embassy as proof that thay been staying aborad for atleast 10 consecutive years. This document has to be issued before we issue the JR Passes and be a maximum of 6 months old when you exchange the MCO’s in Japan. Read more here.

Sadly you are required to have a Temporary Visitor visa to exchange your voucher in Japan, which you won’t be given if you enter Japan on a tourist visa.

Well, compared to multiple fares without one, yes. The price for a roundtrip ticket to Osaka or Kyoto from Tokyo is almost as expensive as a 7 days Japan Rail Pass, which makes the JR Pass very good value for the money if you plan on going anywhere else. The passes can be used on multiple train, subway, buss and boat fairs under JR’s name on top of the Shinkansen lines.

To be eligible for a Japan Rail Pass, you need a 15,30 or 90 days Temporary Visitor Visa. This sticker or stamp is printed in your passport upon arrival. Most tourist will be granted a temporary visitor visa automatically upon arrival, while some need to apply for it before hand. Check with the Japanese Embassy before going to Japan.

If you use any type of automated gate upon arrival at the airport, no stamp or sticker will be given in your passport which is required for a Japan Rail Pass.

Both yes and no. There is a 50% discount for children under the age of 12 and free fares for children under the age of 6. But JR does not offer any senior or similar discounts at this moment. All prices are fixed and set by JR.

The Japan Rail Pass itself is however a very valuable discount it self and allows you to save hundreds of euros on train, boat and buss fares.

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