The train is the best way to explore in Japan. Because it’s so reliable, punctual and fast. Japan Rail Pass gives you the unlimited travel with very small restriction. They operate Shinkansen (=Bullet train) that is the high speed trains, Overnight trains, Limited express trains throughout in Japan. They also operate the local train and the commuter trains throughout in Japan as well. JR Group also operate buses and ferries.
This website JPRail.com is unofficial website. JPRail.com does not have any connections with Japan Railways. But this website explains you how to use Japan Rail Pass and assists you to use Japan Rail Pass to its maximum! When I started to handle this website, I did not expect travellers to use the rail passes other than Japan Rail Pass. But the reality is completely different. Readers are looking for other rail passes and discounted tickets. So I started to write about other rail passes, like JR East Pass, Hokkaido Rail Pass, Tokyo Metro Pass, Kyoto City Pass and many other rail passes.
If you have any questions about Japan Rail Pass or rail travel in Japan, don’t hesitate to leave your response. If you cannot find any information in regards to the rail travel that you are looking for, please leave your comment on Forum page. I am very happy to give you some advice. But I am not your personal travel agent. Please don’t ask me to make your travel plan. In my understanding, planning is the first step of your travel and it is lots of fun!
If you like this site, I always welcome your help and motivate me to keep writing very useful post for Japan Rail Pass users.
Thank you very much for visiting JPRail.com. I hope this website helps you to enjoy the travel by rail in Japan!
Administrator and Webmaster, JP Rail.com
Takeshi Shimomura (下村猛)