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Rail Passes

A large variety of rail passes exists in Japan, providing unlimited travel in a certain area, or a round trip to plus unlimited travel in a given region. Some of the best rail passes available are introduced below:

Nationwide

Japan Rail Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on almost all JR trains nationwide, including bullet trains, limited express trains, local trains, some JR buses and the JR ferry to Miyajima.
Duration: 7, 14 or 21 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Must be purchased outside of Japan.
Price:
7 days    29,110 yen
14 days    46,390 yen
21 days    59,350 yen
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Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Tourist Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel along the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (including Nozomi), selected local transportation and admission to a few sightseeing spots.
Duration: 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Must be purchased outside of Japan.
Available for use from October 2014 through June 2015.
Price: 35,000 yen
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JR Seishun 18 Kippu    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on local and rapid (kaisoku) JR trains nationwide.
Duration: Any 5 days within the period of validity.
Conditions: Only available seasonally. Can be shared by several people.
Price: 11,850 yen
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Hokkaido

JR Hokkaido Rail Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on all trains, including limited express trains and most buses, operated by JR Hokkaido and JR Hokkaido Bus.
Duration: 3, 5 or 7 consecutive days or 4 flexible days within a 10-day period
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
3 days    15,430 yen
5 days    20,060 yen
7 days    22,630 yen
Flexible 4 days    20,060 yen
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JR Hokkaido Free Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on all trains, including limited express trains and most buses, operated by JR Hokkaido and JR Hokkaido Bus.
Duration: 7 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available during peak travel seasons.
Price:
7 days    26,230 yen
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Kanto / Tohoku

JR East Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on trains operated by JR East (Kanto, Koshinetsu and Tohoku regions), including shinkansen (except Tokaido Shinkansen), limited express trains and local trains.
Duration: 5 flexible days within a 14 day period
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
5 flexible days    22,000 yen
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Kanto

JR Kanto Area Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on JR trains and selected non-JR lines in the Kanto Region.
Duration: 3 consecutive calendar days
Conditions: Only available to holders of non-Japanese passports.
Price: 8,300 yen
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Tobu Nikko Free Pass    click here for details
Type: Tobu offers several types of free passes for Nikko. All consist of 1) a round trip to Nikko by Tobu train and 2) unlimited travel on Tobu buses and trains in the Nikko region.
Duration: 2, 3 or 4 days
Conditions: Only available to holders of non-Japanese passports.
Price:
2 Day Nikko Pass    2,670 yen
All Nikko Pass    4,520 yen
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Odakyu Enoshima Kamakura Free Pass    click here for details
Type: 1) Round trip to Fujisawa by Odakyu Railways and 2) unlimited travel on the Enoden train between Fujisawa and Kamakura and the Odakyu Line between Fujisawa and Enoshima.
Duration: 1 day
Price:
From Shinjuku    1,470 yen
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Kamakura Enoshima Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on the Enoden trains, the Shonan Monorail and the JR trains between Kamakura, Ofuna and Fujisawa.
Duration: 1 day
Price: 700 yen
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Hakone / Izu / Mt.Fuji

Hakone Free Pass    click here for details
Type: 1) Round trip to Hakone by the Odakyu Line and 2) unlimited usage of most trains, cablecars, ropeways, boats and buses in the Hakone area.
Duration: 2 or 3 days
Price:
2 days (from Shinjuku)    5,140 yen
3 days (from Shinjuku)    5,640 yen
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Fuji Hakone Pass    click here for details
Type: 1) Round trip to the Mount Fuji region by Odakyu Railways and Fujikyu highway bus and 2) unlimited usage of designated trains, cablecars, ropeways, boats and buses in Hakone and the Fuji Five Lakes region.
Duration: 3 days
Conditions: Only available to foreign visitors.
Price:
From Shinjuku    7,400 yen
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Ito Free Passes    click here for details
Type: A round trip to the Izu Peninsula by Odakyu and JR and unlimited use of local buses in the Ito area.
Duration: 2 days
Price:
Ito Free Pass (from Shinjuku)    4,400 yen
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Chubu

Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited use of JR trains between Nagoya and Takayama and between Osaka and Kanazawa and of buses between Takayama and Kanazawa.
Duration: 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Must be purchased outside of Japan.
Available for use from October 2014 through June 2015.
Price: 10,500 yen
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JR Aozora Free Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited usage of local and rapid JR trains around Nagoya on a Saturday, Sunday or national holiday.
Duration: 1 day (Saturday, Sunday or national holiday)
Price:
Aozora Free Pass    2,570 yen
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Kansai

See also our separate page about passes for the Kansai Region.

Kansai Thru Pass / Surutto Kansai Ticket    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on non-JR trains, subways and buses in the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe).
Duration: 2 or 3 days
Conditions: Foreign visitors can purchase this ticket anywhere, while residents of Japan can purchase it only outside of the Kansai region, except during certain periods in spring, summer and autumn, when it can also be purchased inside the Kansai Region.
Price:
2 days    4,000 yen
3 days    5,200 yen
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JR Kansai Area Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on local and rapid (kaisoku) JR trains in the region around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Himeji.
Duration: 1, 2, 3 or 4 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
1 day    2,060 yen
2 days    4,110 yen
3 days    5,140 yen
4 days    6,170 yen
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JR Kansai Wide Area Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on local, rapid, limited express JR trains in the Kansai Region and the Sanyo Shinkansen between Osaka and Okayama.
Duration: 4 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
4 days    7,200 yen
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Kintetsu Rail Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on local, rapid and express trains and up to three rides on limited express trains on the Kintetsu railway network. A "wide" version additionally includes airport access.
Duration: 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Must be purchased outside of Japan or at Kansai Airport or Central Japan Airport.
Price:
Regular    3,800 yen
Wide    5,860 yen
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Koyasan World Heritage Ticket    click here for details
Type: 1) Round trip to Koyasan by Nankai train and cablecar and 2) unlimited usage of Nankai buses on Koyasan.
Duration: 2 days
Price:
From Namba (Osaka)    2,860 yen
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Western Japan

JR Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on JR trains in the Kansai Region and along the Sanyo Coast as far as Hiroshima, including non-reserved seats on shinkansen and limited express trains.
Duration: 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
Outside Japan    13,000 yen
Inside Japan    14,000 yen
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JR Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Rail Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on the Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen and other JR trains on Shikoku, on Kyushu, along the Sanyo Line, in central Osaka and between Kansai Airport and Osaka. The Northern Kyushu Version does not include Southern Kyushu.
Duration: 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
All Kyushu Version    25,720 yen
Northern Kyushu Version    22,640 yen
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Chugoku

JR Sanyo Sanin Area Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on JR trains in the Chugoku Region and parts of the Kansai Region, including non-reserved seats on shinkansen and limited express trains.
Duration: 7 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
Outside Japan    19,000 yen
Inside Japan    20,000 yen
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JR Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on JR trains in Hiroshima and Yamaguchi Prefectures, including non-reserved seats on shinkansen and limited express trains.
Duration: 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
Outside Japan    11,000 yen
Inside Japan    12,000 yen
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JR Sanyo Area Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on the Sanyo Shinkansen and the local Sanyo Line, local JR trains in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, and the JR trains to Kansai Airport.
Duration: 4 or 8 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
4 days    20,570 yen
8 days    30,860 yen
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Shikoku

All Shikoku Rail Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on all trains in Shikoku, including local and express trains by JR and private railway companies.
Duration: 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
2 days    6,300 yen
3 days    7,200 yen
4 days    7,900 yen
5 days    9,700 yen
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JR Shikoku Free Kippu    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on the JR trains in Shikoku, including limited express trains.
Duration: 3 consecutive days
Price:
3 days    16,140 yen
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Kyushu

Kyushu Rail Pass    click here for details
Type: Unlimited travel on the trains in Kyushu, which are operated by JR Kyushu, including the Kyushu Shinkansen and limited express trains, but excluding the Sanyo Shinkansen. The Northern Kyushu version is limited to northern Kyushu.
Duration: 3 or 5 consecutive days
Conditions: Not available to residents of Japan. Can be purchased outside or inside of Japan.
Price:
All Kyushu 3 days    14,400 yen
All Kyushu 5 days    17,480 yen
Northern Kyushu 3 days    7,200 yen
Northern Kyushu 5 days    9,260 yen
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