Here is an article on comparison of Japan Rail Pass and single Shinkansen ticket.
This article explains and compares Japan Rail Pass and single Shinkansen ticket purchased. Which is better and cost-effective for your travel in Japan. It all depends on your style of travel. In some instances, Japan Rail Pass and single Shinkansen ticket can be wisely mixed. Continue reading to find your answer.
Japan Rail Pass is offered to non-Japanese tourist entering with "temporary visit" stamps on their passport upon entry to Japan. The pass is suitable for travelers who often ride trains for longer than 7-days.
The islands of Japan are served by 5 separate Japan Railways Group (JR) companies: JR-HOKKAIDO, JR-EAST, JR CENTRAL, JR-WEST, and JR-KYUSHU. Each company offers train passes valid within their respective areas at a lower price than a full Japan Rail (JR) Pass. If your trip is limited to a certain area, local passes might fit your needs better.
NOTE: Our website, Shinkansen-Ticket.com does not sell any passes.
For Japan Rail Pass information in details: Official Japan Rail Pass Website >
|Duration (Consecutive Days)
|Normal Reserved Seats
* The price is per adult passenger. A child pass is priced at half of adult's.
Unfortunately, you can not buy Japan Rail Pass while you are in Japan*. You have to buy it before coming to Japan. This is to prevent residents of Japan to take advantage of the pass. If you are already in Japan, book Shinkansen tickets easily from us now!
*There are few places that you can buy Japan Rail Pass in Japan temporarily.
Although Japan Rail Pass is great for travelers who want to jump from one city to another often in a short period of time, it may not be economical for travelers who want to explore fantastic Japanese cities in depth by staying many days in each city.
Furthermore, group/family travelers who need to reserve seats in the same space for sure are recommended to use Shinkansen-Tickets.com to securely book seats before arriving in Japan.
If that is your case, Shinkansen-Tickets.com booking specialists are here to assist and book Shinkansen tickets for you online.
Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.
Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.
Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.
Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who
Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines.
You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.)
The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.
For further information and photos, please visit official page at http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ticket/types.html