Japan Rail Pass of Malaysia

The Japan Rail Pass is a special pass available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing.

Eligibility

1.Foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor”.

OR

2.Japanese national living in a foreign country,

a. who is qualified to live permanently in that country, or

b. who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.

Japan Rail Pass types and prices

There are two types of Japan Rail Pass:

Green – for superior class Green cars
Ordinary – for coach class cars

TypeGreenOrdinary
Duration Adult Child Adult Child

7-day

¥ 37,800

¥ 18,900

¥ 28,300

¥ 14,150

14-day

¥ 61,200

¥ 30,600

¥ 45,100

¥ 22,550

21-day

¥ 79,600

¥ 39,800

¥ 57,700

¥ 28,850

Note:

  1. The above are yen (¥) prices for a Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order, the actual cost in local currency are calculated at the time the Exchange Order is issued.
  2. Child prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11.
  3. Prices are subject to change.

Where to buy the Japan Rail Pass?

A Japan Rail Pass cannot be purchased inside Japan

You must purchase an Exchange Order from an authorized sales office or agent before you come to Japan.

After you arrive in Japan, you go to an applicable JR station that has a Japan Rail Pass exchange office to turn in the Exchange Order together with your passport to receive your Japan Rail Pass.

Japan Rail Pass

Authorized Japan Rail Pass sales agents in Malaysia:

VenueAddressTelephoneFaxKinds of PASS
FOLLOW ME JAPAN -Malaysia Suites 11.02&11.03 Level 11 Menera Haw Par, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA 603-2072-3868 603-2078-8002 N, W, H, K, KN
Japan Travel Bureau (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. Unit 16.05-16.07 Level 16, AMODA BLDG, 22 JALAN IMBI, 55100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 603-2141-9991 603-2142-5344 N, E, W, H, K, KN
J-Horizons Travel (M) Sdn.Bhd. Lot L4-C, Level 4, The Weld No.76, Jalan Raja Chulan 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 603-2161-0922 603-2161-4719 N, E, W, H, K, KN
Japan Travel Bureau (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. Unit 16.05-16.07 Level 16, AMODA BLDG, 22 JALAN IMBI, 55100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 603-2141-9991 603-2142-5344 N, E, W, H, K, KN
H.I.S. Travel (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. Suite 1206,12th Floor,Central Plaza,34,Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur 603-2148-8000 /603-2141-9626 03-2141–9593 N,E,W,K, H, KN
H.I.S. Travel (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd.
Penang Branch Branch
C/O Traders Hotel Penang, Magazine Road, 10300 Penang 604-261-3032 / 604-261-1313 604-261-1958 N,E,W,K, H, KN
H.I.S. Travel (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd.
Kota Kinabalu Branch
The Magellan Sutera (Lobby Level) 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard Sutera Harbour 88100 Kota Kinabalu Sabah 6088-216-171 6088-216-131 N,E,W,K, H, KN

Note:
Agents are also authorized to sell other JR passes, together with the Japan Rail Pass.

N - JR Nationwide Pass
W - JR West Pass
E - JR East Pass
H - JR Hokkaido Pass
K - JR Kyushu Pass
KN - JR Kyushu Northern Pass

Validity

This pass is valid for all JR Group railways’ Shinkansen “bullet trains” (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on “NOZOMI” trains), limited express trains, express trains and rapid or local trains. (With some exceptions)

The Japan Rail Pass is valid for local lines of JR bus companies and some of JR highway bus services. This pass is also valid for the JR Miyajima ferry.

 

Validity Period

  • The validity period of a Japan Rail Pass is the consecutive 7, 14 or 21 days beginning on the date the Pass is first used.
  • Within 3 months from the date the Exchange Order was issued, you must turn in your Exchange Order to obtain your Japan Rail Pass. At that time, you have to specify the date that you want to start using the Pass. It can be any date within one month from the date the Pass is received.
  • Once the Pass has a starting date written on it, the date cannot be changed.

Seat Reservations

You can make seat reservations on those trains with reserved seats without additional payment. (The Japan Rail Pass is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on “NOZOMI” trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen.)

Just go to any Travel Service Center or a Reservation Office at a JR station, or to the sales office of a JR-associated travel agency. Show your Japan Rail Pass and you will be given a reserved-seat ticket.

Note:

During crowded periods, there will be no guarantee of seats on specific trains.

Busy Periods:

  • December 28 to January 6
    This is the Japanese New Year holidays whereby Japanese have their vacations and return to hometown areas.
  • April 27 to May 6
    The “Golden Week” consists of consecutive holidays in a week and many travel thoughout Japan for vacations.
  • August 11 to August 20
    The period is for traditional travel to hometown, also called the Obon season.