I love the Japan Rail Pass, and have been using it for past few years. For just in case you don’t know what the JR Pass is, the pass allow you to conduct UNLIMITED Japan Rail (JR) travel. You can use SHINKANSEN or bullet train and travel from Hokkaido to Kyushu islands. Very nice.
Whenever I purchase the JR ticket, I did order through a travel agent before. Of course they are nice but I wanted to save shipping and handling fees this time.
So, I tried purchasing the JR pass via official website of Japan Rail Pass.
The process is very clear and easy.
Since I am a Japanese national living overseas for over 10 years, the process is bit trickier than non-Japanese nationals.
But still, I felt easy enough, and the support was excellent.
After ordering the pass, I immediately received an e-mail confirmation.
They needed to verify if I am eligible to use the JR Pass (as I am a Japanese national), so, I sent some documents via e-mail.
One day after submitting my documents, the JR pass was quickly sent out, and two days later, I did receive the JR Pass. The shipping was only $12 and the envelope arrived in 2 days. Excellent!
In the envelope, there are several instructions on how to use, and where to activate the JR pass.
I am very satisfied.
If you are planing to buy the JR Pass, why don’t you access to the website and purchase one. I highly recommend.