JAPAN RAIL PASS Purchase Conditions

JR Pass (covered whole Japan) / JR Kyushu Pass

JR Pass (covering all Japan) / JR Kyushu Pass are available for individuals who are visiting Japan for sight-seeing purposes and are compli-
ant with with either of the conditions listed below.
Please read the conditions below to confirm if you are eligible.

  • Those who meet Condition 1
    You are eligible to purchase and if you agree to the purchase conditions, you
    are able to continue to place your order.
  • Those who meet Condition 2
    You are eligible to purchase but upon agreeing to the purchase conditions
    you must also turn in a separate Eligibility Confirmation form.

Condition 1.
You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from
abroad for sight-seeing under the entry
status of "temporary visitor"

"Temporary visitor" entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for "sight-seeing, etc." If you apply for a "stay for sight-seeing" when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport "temporary visitor". Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JR Pass.
* If you hold both a Japanese passport and a passport of another country (Dual Citizenship), please be sure to enter Japan with the non-Japanese passport and obtain the "temporary visitor" stamp to be eligible to exchange.


Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for a JR
Pass, the exchange cannot be made unless you have "temporary
visitor" status; if you enter Japan under any other official status, such
as "trainee" or "entertainer", you can not change the Exchange
Order for a JR Pass.
Please note that according to strict interpretation of the Japanese
Immigration Law, "temporary visitor" status differs even from other
types of stays that are also for only short time periods.
When you exchange to JR Pass, you must submit the original Exchange Order. A copy is not acceptable.

I agree to the Purchase conditions of
the above pass, continue to order.

Condition 2.
You are a Japanese national living in a foreign

From March 31, 2017, the Japan Rail Pass will no longer be sold to any Japanese citizen. The voucher will still be exchangeable within the validity period of three months. Vouchers won't be exchangeable after June 30, 2017 anymore.
As of 3PM PST on Friday, March 31, we will no longer be accepting orders placed for Japanese nationals. Please place the orders before the deadline, as orders placed by those individuals after 3PM will not be issued.

*If placing an order for multiple people and any 1 of those travelers meets condition 2,
please read and confirm the following before proceeding to order.

(a) who is qualified to live permanently in that country.
(b) who is married to a non-Japanese residing in a country other than Japan.

If you meet (a) or (b) of Condition 2, you are able to place an order through our online system, however, you will also need to fax or mail a copy of the document that makes you eligible. After your order has been placed, one of our branch agents will contact you by phone or email during business hours.
Please be advised that until we receive a copy of the necessary documents we will not be able to fully process your voucher.
We advise that you send in your order at least 2 weeks before your departure date to allow for necessary shipping.


Persons meeting conditions (a) or (b) above are required to show proof at the point of purchase of an Exchange Order and at the time of exchanging to a JR Pass.
In the case of (b), you will need following the documents,
- Proof that the individual planning to use the pass is living outside of
- Proof that said individual is married to a foreign national
- Proof that spouse is living outside of Japan
In the case that the documents in compliance for (a) or (b) are presented as electronic data, the pass may be denied if the clerk is unable to verify the compliance

I agree to the Purchase conditions of
the above pass, continue to next step.

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