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Getting the best Japan Rail Pass for your trip can be hard, but don’t have to. Are you a couple, a group of friends or a family who visit Japan for the first time and want to travel as easy as possible? Then the Standard Pass is for you. Are you a returning visitor who used Japan Rail Pass in the past? Why not try out the Green Pass and enjoy more free amenities along your journey across Japan. The trains are pretty spacious and clean overall and regardless of what you choose, you’re welcome on the same trains and lines.

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Standard Pass

The standard Japan Rail Pass is by far the best value for the buck and allows you to freely move around in Japan with everything from shinkansen bullet trains, normal trains, metro lines, busses and even boats… with unlimited fairs! A very well recommended alternative for the first time visitor.

  • Best value
  • Easy to use
  • Cheaper
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Green Pass

The green pass is equal to a first class ticket of the standard Japan Rail Pass and basicly include the same things, but comes with a few extra luxury features onboard. It’s a train pass for those who’d like some extra space, bigger seats, free emenities and better service on board.

  • First class
  • Free amenities
  • Spacious

Benefits of a Japan Rail Pass



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Avoid chaos

Buy a Japan Rail Pass and save yourself a lot of clicks on poorly translated machines like the travelers in the picture next to this, and instead walk right past all the controls and ticket machines. Your JR Pass can be used for the automatic gates at each track and station. Save both time and energy with a JR Pass!

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Airport transfer

A Japan Rail Pass can be activated directly at some of Japan’s major airports and save you hundreds of euros. The JR Pass includes all of JR’s routes to and from the airport. Among others, N’EX Narita Express from Narita Airport to Tokyo, Tokyo Monorail from Handea Airport to Tokyo and Haruka Express from Kansai Airport to Osaka and Kyoto. There are also a number of other alternatives to Shinagawa, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro.

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Train & subway

Use your JR Pass for much more than just high-speed trains. Travel painlessly and free of charge with Japan Railways’ other means of transportation. Your JR Pass works on regular trains, the Shinkansen express train, the JR metro, commuter trains as well as on some buses and boats.

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Seat booking

It is free to just go on all trains, but all trains have some carriages for travelers with pre-booked seats. You’ll always be able to ride the train, regardless of whether you have booked a seat or not. But to avoid having to stand up on longer and more popular routes if all seats are occupied, we recommend a visit to the nearest JR office and free of charge pre-book a seat on the train the day before.

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Green cars

Green Pass provides access to Japan Railways’ equivalent of business and first class, “Green Car”. Take advantage of wider and more comfortable seats, more legroom, fewer passengers per carriage and access to a number of different amenities. What is available varies from line to line.

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Daytrips

Move quickly by high-speed trains and enjoy the entire country at 320 km/h. Jump on a Shinkansen bullet train and experience a new city every day. A train pass for the whole country and endless opportunities in one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Important information

Green Pass provides access to Japan Railways’ equivalent of business and first class, “Green Car”. Take advantage of wider and more comfortable seats, more legroom, fewer passengers per carriage and access to a number of different amenities. What is available varies from line to line.

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