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Japan Rail is an incredibly economical way to travel throughout Japan, whether for business or leisure. Japan's high speed railway network is extremely convenient and highly efficient. Travellers can rely on frequent service, punctuality, comfort and safety.

JR is an intricate railway network whose total length of about 20,000 km reaches every corner of the four major islands with frequent... about 26,000 departures a day. 

Japan rail passes provide access to some top sightseeing attractions, from Tokyo, Nagano and Mount Fuji in the East, to Beppu's hot spring and Mount Aso in the Southwest, just to name a few. Japan rail travel is also highly popular thanks to its Shinkansen “bullet trains”, where passengers experience high speed travel, while enjoying the convenience of frequent, clean and comfortable service.

There are two types of Japan Rail Pass: Green (for superior - class Green cars), and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 7-day, 14-day, or 21-day Pass.

The Japan Rail Pass is valid on the railways, buses, and ferry boats except for “Nozomi” trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines.