The JR EAST PASS is available exclusively for visitors from abroad who enter Japan under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor”. Both of the below two conditions must be met for purchase and use.
- The pass user must have a passport issued by a country other than Japan.
- The pass user must enter Japan as a temporary visitor and have “Temporary Visitor” stamped in their passport as shown at right.
- The status of temporary visitor is established in Japanese immigration law and permits stays in the country of up to 90 days for purposes such as sightseeing. Visitors desiring to enter Japan for sightseeing will receive a stamp, as shown at right, saying “Temporary Visitor” in their passport by the immigration officer.
- The passport immigration stamp must be presented for confirmation when exchanging for or purchasing a JR EAST PASS in Japan.
- If the above conditions cannot be confirmed as being met, travelers may not be allowed to purchase a pass or redeem an Exchange Order for a pass. Also, please carry your passport when using your pass. It may be required by JR staff for identity confirmation.
- Visitors with dual citizenship in Japan and another country will not be able to use a JR EAST PASS if they entered Japan with their Japanese passport.