There are many things to love about Japan, from the food to the living tradition to the ultra-modern streets of fast-paced Tokyo. Of course, there are also the trains. Sleek and punctual, they whisk passengers from one corner of the country to the other in comfort and style.
Regular visitors will know about the Japan Rail Pass, an affordable, all-you-can-ride ticket that grants access to the many Japan Rail-associated trains, including the famous bullet train, the shinkansen. However, prices have recently increased—and by quite a lot.
Is the Japan Rail Pass still worth it?
What Is the Japan Rail Pass?
The Japan Rail Pass is a time-limited pass that allows you to ride most (but not all) JR trains in Japan. Tickets come in seven, 14 and 21-day variants for either regular or first class (Green Car) seats. Prices start at ¥50,000 for seven days for adults for the regular car and ¥70,000 for the Green Car. There are also child prices, which are half of the adult cost for each level. (Children are defined as those 11 years or younger.)
Note that these prices went into effect on October 1, 2023, and are significantly higher than the previous tickets. More on this later.
How Do You Get the Japan Rail Pass?
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