When it comes to choosing the best alternative to travel in Japan, the JRPass is the cheapest and most comfortable way. With this pass we will access JR’s transport system throughout Japan with the exception of Nozomi and Mizuho Shinkansen.
You can choose between the JR Pass Standard, or the JR Pass Green which grants you access to first class. Once you proceed to your purchase, a voucher will be sent. You will have to go to the exchange office (See the Offices here) to redeem it for your JR Pass. You must bear in mind that you have a maximum of 3 months to use your Japan Rail Pass with which you will be able to travel during the period of time you have chosen, which can be 7, 14 or 21 days.
Don’t forget that if you wish to reserve a seat, an option recommended during high tourism season, you can apply for it at the JR box office.
JR or Japan Railways is a group of transport companies located in Japan. In addition to local trains and Shinkansen (Bullet Train), it also has a network of buses, monorails and ferries.
The pass that you receive is just a voucher to redeem at the JR offices. It cannot be used to travel until it is redeemed. It is not necessary to exchange the pass for the same day, if you wish, you can go to the office and tell them that you are going to start using it on the date you want, they will mark your pass with the start date and from that day you can use it.
Yes, the maximum purchase date of the JR Pass is 3 months before the date of use. You can buy it until 24 hours before your trip always taking in consideration the time it may take to send it to your place of reception.
Yes, except on certain trains. The Green Pass gives you access to Green cars with their respective privileges.