Japan Rail Pass is the most economical means of travelling throughout Japan by JR trains which include the Shinkansen or Bullet Trains. The pass is offered by JR Group which consists of six JR companies. For instance, if you purchase ordinary tickets of the Shinkansen “Hikari” from Tokyo to Kyoto, then to Hiroshima, then back to Tokyo, it will cost you 43,250 JPY in total, while Japan Rail Pass for 7-day validation is 29,650 JPY. You may want to maximize the value of the Pass by using more trains during the 7-day duration. Fees for seat reservation are included. JR Group offers 14-day pass (47,250 JPY) and 21-day pass (60,450 JPY).
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