When it comes to getting around like a local, nothing beats the convenience of public transport. For tourists, however, it can be a little overwhelming and confusing — not to mention the hassle of fishing for spare change in your pocket every time you need to ride. If you're planning a trip around Japan, do yourself a favor and purchase a JR Rail Pass.
This pass allows unlimited rides on all JR Shinkansen bullet trains, Limited Express trains, local trains, local buses, and other JR-operated transportation. Valid for 7, 14, or 21 consecutive days after the activation date, it's great value for those who want to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major cities in Japan. Take advantage of this great offer to see a lot more for a lot less!
Travel comfortably on Ordinary cars with 2+3 or 2+2 seating layouts
Travel across Japan using most JR-operated transportation
Travel as far as Hokkaido with your JR Pass to visit the beautiful flower fields in Furano
Visit Kanazawa or Takayama using your rail pass, then take a day trip to nearby Shirakawago
Your rail pass includes the JR West Miyajima Ferry that lets you witness this spectacular view
How to Get Your Rail Pass