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 an 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 offer train passes valid within their respective areas at lower price than a full Japan Rail 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 rail passes at this time.
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* The price is per adult passenger. Child pass is priced at a 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!
Although Japan Rail Pass is great for travelers who wants to jump from one city to another often in a short period of time, it may not be economical for travelers who wants 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 Japan.
If that is your case, Shinkansen-Tickets.com booking specialists are here to assist and book Shinkansen tickets for you online.
Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
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 dedicated unreserved cars. 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