JAPAN NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION Singapore Office

TRANSPORTATION

Japan Rail Pass of Singapore

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

¥ 38,880

¥ 19,440

¥ 29,110

¥ 14,550

14-day

¥ 62,950

¥ 31,470

¥ 46,390

¥ 23,190

21-day

¥ 81,870

¥ 40,930

¥ 59,350

¥ 29,670

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 Singapore (Updated as of 2 April 2014) :

VenueAddressTelephoneFaxKinds of PASS
All Nippon Airways* 80 Robinson Road #18-01, Singapore 068898 6323-4333 6224-6627 N, W, H, K
Apple Vacations Singapore Pte Ltd No. 26 Upper Cross Street Singapore 058336 6533-5161 6533-5261 N, H, E, W, S, K
BIG S' Holiday Pte Ltd No.1 Rochor Canal Road, #03-22 Sim Lim Square, Singapore 188504 6338-1333 6338-8729 N
Commonwealth Travel Service Corporation Pte Ltd • 133 New Bridge Road, #03-04 to 06 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
• 1 Park Road, #03-04 to 06 People's Park Complex, Singapore 059108
6532-0532 6532-0235 N, H, W, K
Diners World Travel Pte Ltd 7500E Beach Road, #02-201 The Plaza, Singapore 199595 6292-5522 6294-1863 N, E, W, H, K
H.I.S International Travel Pte Ltd 100, Tras Street, #17-02,
Amara Corporate Tower, Singapore 079027
6222-1230 6224-7129 N, H, E, W, K
Japan Airlines**

16 Raffles Quay, #38-01/02, Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581

800-852-3688 6224-8870 N, H, W, K
JTB Pte Ltd, ION Orchard 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-29, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 6595-0600 6737-5701 N, H, E, W, S, K
Misa Travel Pte Ltd

Block 531A, Upper Cross Street, #03-106 Hong Lim Complex, Singapore 051531

6538-0318 6536-5895 N, H, W, K
NTA Travel Singapore Pte. Ltd 141 Middle Road, #04-05 GSM Building, Singapore 188976 6338-1985 6338-8539 N, W, H, K
PriceBreaker

• Chevron House #02-25 
• Great World City #02-09
• HarbourFront Centre #03-16
• Parkway Parade #01-68
• Plaza Singapura #04-13A
• Tampines 1 #04-31 

6317-2888 6317-2811 N, W, H, K
Prime Follow Me Japan
16 Raffles Quay, #B1-14D
Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581
6221-4250 6226-7293 N, W, H, K, S
Sankei Travel Service (S) Pte Ltd

16 Raffles Quay, #B1-17
Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581

6222-6600 6222-6601 N, H, W, K

* In this case, you must book a ANA Group flight.

** In this case, you must book an JAL Group flight.

Please Note (1):
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
S - All Shikoku 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.
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