The Japan Rail Pass (or commonly called “JR Pass”) is a special pass valid for unlimited travel nationwide on transportations operated by Japan Railways (or commonly called JR).
It can be used by foreign tourists only, and offers cost-efficient unlimited use of JR trains for 7 days, 14 days or 21 days.
There are two class types to this pass:
The Green type is valid on green cars (equivalent to first class cars) which offer more spacious and less occupied seats than the regular cars.
While the Japan Rail Pass covers across the nation, there are Regional Japan Rail Passes also available for those who travels within a certain region of Japan.
(*) You can purchase the pass in Japan after arrival but it will be high-priced.
For more information about JR Pass, please check this page.