Traveling with a Japan Rail Pass

Training I can travel with a Japan Rail Pass?

This passage can transport travelers through the six companies that make up the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), including JR Kyushu, Shikoku JR, JR West, JR Central, JR East and JR Hokkaido. The Japan Rail Pass holders have unlimited access to travel through an extensive rail network in Japan, including Shinkansen 'bullet' trains, limited express trains, express trains and local and fast trains. The only exceptions are the pass is not valid on trains "Nozomi" on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines or Tokyo Monorail.

What is the quality of rail services can I expect in Japan?

Besides the convenience of being able to travel far, travel by train in Japan also has a reputation for frequent service, punctuality, safety and speed.

What Japan Rail Pass validity are available?

Regular class (comparable to standard class) or Green class (comparable to the first class).

    Adult or child rates are available where children 6-11 pay half the adult fare and children aged under 6 travel free if not occupying a seat and accompanied by an adult holding a Japan Rail Pass.

Am I eligible to purchase a Japan Rail Pass?

It is important to note that the Japan Rail Pass can be purchased in Japan, so make sure you arrange your request for exchange before traveling.

Once your package is paid, the customer will receive an exchange order that will eventually change Japan for the real Japan Rail Pass. The voucher must be exchanged for passage within 3 months from the date on which the exchange order was issued. It can be a date in the month following the effective transition date is received. Once the pass has a starting date written on it, the date can not be changed.

I need a seat reservation when traveling with a Japan Rail Pass?

Shinkansen trains 'ball' and express and ordinary express trains have more limited seats in Green class and both regular class reserved and non-reserved seats. To find a seat without reservation, show your card when boarding. However, if you prefer to make a seat reservation, possible without additional payment, visit a travel service center or call the booking office "Midori-no-madoguchi" a JR station in Japan. In one of these sites show your pass and receive a reserved seat ticket before boarding, ensuring him a place on the train of your choice. It is particularly recommended for seat reservation on holidays and during peak hours, such as seat reservations can be difficult to protect.
Here are some examples:

29 December to 5 January (New Year's holiday period is the time to travel the most popular for the Japanese)
April 29 to May 5 (due to holidays, there are large-scale travel throughout Japan for leisure and recreation.)
There are some additional tips that you want to give a Japan Rail Pass holder?

Do not use AutoPlay ticket holder, but show your card at the manned ticket gate. As ACP Rail International is an excellent resource for more details as they describe the seasons Japan exchange houses of the train ticket and provide a detailed map of Japan Railway.

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