Discover Japan by Rail

Covering all four main islands, from the wild and rugged north of Hokkaido down to the far south of Kyushu, Japan’s rail system offers a fast, efficient and comfortable way to see the country.

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Japan Rail offers a number of passes and tickets to foreign visitors for using Japan’s rail system at a considerably discounted costcompared to what the locals pay.

The Japan Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is a multi-use train pass that comes in three durations – 1 week, 2 weeks or 3 weeks and two classes – regular and “green”. For information on eligibility and conditions of use, see our FAQ. Regular Passes Regular passes entitle the holder to travel on local trains and in standard class

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Special Discount Ticket from Tokyo to Kyoto

This special discount ticket available only to international visitors, entitles you to a bargain round-trip (non-reserved seats only) journey on the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Kyoto. When purchasing, you select a tentative departure date. On redemption of the voucher in Japan, you can set the exact date. Return from Kyoto to Tokyo can

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Kyoto Bullet Train + Accommodation

2 Day Overnight Stay in Kyoto including Shinkansen and Hotel ¥24,500 to ¥34,500 † ✔ Round trip Shinkansen (bullet train) tickets from Tokyo to Kyoto ✔ Includes reserved seats on 2nd fastest Shinkansen (not included with JR pass) ✔ Accommodation at the comfortable and convenient Karasuma Kyoto Hotel † – Based on 2 adults sharing 1 room

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