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               Kansai Area Pass: a good way to travel Kansai Metropolitan Area
               Sanyo Area Pass: Extensive and economical through Sanyo area
Who can buy a Japan Rail Pass?

The JAPAN RAIL PASS is a special ticket that is available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sight-seeing. You are eligible to purchase a JAPAN RAIL PASS if you meet one of the following two conditions:

1. You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing under the entry status of "temporary visitor" ( ).* Japanese living abroad cannot use this pass.

"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 JAPAN RAIL PASS.

Caution: 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.

How to obtain JR West Rail Pass

1. Purchase an Exchange Order before you come to Japan

You need to purchase a JR WEST RAIL PASS Exchange Order from an authorized sales agent in Malaysia prior to your arrival in Japan. Japan Travel Bureau (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.  is one of a few authorized sales agents for Japan's National Railway Group and offers a full selection of rail pass options.

* Don't forget that JR WEST RAIL PASS cannot be purchased inside Japan

2. Present your Exchange Order and obtain your JR WEST RAIL PASS after you arrive in Japan

Upon arrival in Japan, you need to turn in the Exchange Order to receive your JR WEST RAIL PASS at an applicable JAPAN RAIL station that has a JR WEST  RAIL PASS exchange office.

Items to Remember at time of use

Please Keep in Mind the Following When Using the JR-West Rail Pass:
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You must show your passport with exchanging the ticket voucher for the JR-West Rail Pass. The voucher exchange and the starting date for the rail pass must be within three months from the date of voucher issue (starting with the day of issue).
The JR-West Rail Pass is only valid for the person whose name is on the pass. The pass cannot be transferred to another person.

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Refunds for ticket vouchers and JR-West rail passes:  A ticket voucher may be returned to the place of issue for a refund up to one year from the date of issue. Processing charges will be deducted from the amount refunded. JR-West rail passes can be refunded at the location where the pass was obtained, but only prior to the starting date of the pass. A processing fee of 10% of the amount of the pass (in Japanese yen) will be deducted from the amount refunded. The minimum processing fee is 210 yen, regardless of the amount of the refund. Absolutely no refunds will be made after the starting date of the pass.

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No changes can be made to the information on ticket vouchers or JR-West rail passes.

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Lost or stolen ticket vouchers and JR-West rail passes cannot be reissued.

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Other usage conditions may be subject to the passenger transport regulations established by the West Japan Railway Co. (JR-West) as well as to the laws of Japan. The ticket voucher is also subject to the rules and regulations of the company that issued the voucher.

Excursion Pass for the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe-Nara-Himeji Area .

This pass allows unlimited use of the ordinary-class cars (including rapid-service and special rapid-service trains) when traveling in the Kansai area to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Himeji, and the many other famous sightseeing locations of the area.

Kansai Area Pass Description
One-day and four-day (consecutive days) passes are available.
These passes allow unlimited travel, within the designated area, using non-reserved seats in ordinary-class cars on local trains operated by JR-West (including rapid-express and new rapid-express trains).
This pass can not be used for Shinkansen trains. When boarding limited-express and express trains other than Shinkansen trains, a ticket for the additional charges for these trains must also be purchased separately.

Kansai Area Pass Adult Child
1-Day Pass 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
2-Day Pass 4,000 yen 2,000 yen
3-Day Pass 5,000 yen 2,500 yen
4-Day Pass 6,000 yen 3,000 yen
* Child: 6 - 11 years old

Excursion Pass for the Osaka-Okayama-Hiroshima-Hakata Area.

This pass can be used in the ordinary-class cars for 500-Series "Nozomi" and other Sanyo Shinkansen trains (reserved or non-reserved seats) while traveling in the Sanyo area to such famous sightseeing locations as Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Hakata.

Sanyo Area Pass Description
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Four-day and eight-day (consecutive days) passes are available.

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These passes allow unlimited use, within the designated area, of the following trains are transportation services operated by JR-West. "Nozomi", "Hikari", and "Kodama" Sanyo Shinkansen super express trains, "Haruka" limited express trains, ordinary-class cars on local trains (reserved and non-reserved seats), and the Miyajima ferry line in Hiroshima.

* When using reserved seats, you must obtain a reserved seat ticket (at no extra charge) from a JR-West ticket office "Green Window" or a TiS travel center prior to boarding the train.

Sanyo Area Pass Adult Child
4-Day Pass 20,000 yen 10,000 yen
8-Day Pass 30,000 yen 15,000 yen

* Child: 6 - 11 years old

JR WEST RAIL PASS ORDER
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Type of Classes: Kansai Area
Pass Period:
Number of Travelers (Adult):
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Type of Classes: Sanyo Area
Length of Pass:
Number of Travelers (Adult):
Number of Travelers (Child)*:
Need to receive pass by:
Start to use pass from:

Please enter each individual traveler's name for who need a JR pass below. The name should be the same as the name on the passport. Also, please provide the age of the child.
*Children under six are free, so do not enter their name. However, please include their names in the order if you wish to get seats for children under six.

 Adult Fare: (Age of 12 and over) - Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr.
 Child Fare: (Age 6-11, or under age 6 who needs a seat) - Mstr. Miss.

Companion I
Prefix:
First & Middle Name:
Last name:
Age (if child):
Companion II
Prefix:
First & Middle Name:
Last Name:
Age (if child):
Companion III
Prefix:
First & Middle Name:
Last Name:
Age (if child):
Companion IV
Prefix:
First & Middle Name:
Last Name:
Age (if child):

If the number of companions is more than 5, please enter their information here. Also, you can put any comments here.

 
 
 
 
 
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