Can I buy Japan Rail Pass in Japan? Yes, but it’s trial basis and cost more.
Japan Rail Pass is now being sold at a limited number of locations in Japan as a trial run and will continue until March 31st, 2018. Below is a list of Stations and Airports where you can purchase.
Stations you can buy JR Pass
Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Takamatsu and Hakata
Airports you can buy JR Pass
New Chitose Airport, Narita Airport, Haneda Airport and Kansai Airport.
Those who visit Japan from abroad under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor” (*) Tourists
* JAPAN RAIL PASS is available only to a person holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan (not available to Japanese nationals living outside Japan). Passport must be present to purchase.
Buying your Japan Rail Pass in US before your departure can be 10% to 20% cheaper than purchasing upon your arrival to Japan.
For two people traveling 2 weeks with the pass, you will save $108 ($59 x 2) with which you can enjoy a nice dinner for two. Even if you pay the $9.50 Fedex fee you are still saving about $98. In addition to the savings, you can enjoy the peace of mind of having your Japan Rail Pass Voucher in advance. Not only that, but you will have access to the extended list of lcoations that have an exchange office to exchange your overseas voucher, in comparison to the limited number of stations you can visit to purchase on site.
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