What is a Japan Rail Pass?

If you plan to travel a week or more in Japan after the program, consider purchasing a Japan Rail Pass. You must purchase an Exchange Order for a Japan Rail Pass outside Japan. It can save you a lot of money. The Japan Rail Pass is available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day periods. Certain restrictions do apply. For example, you must be a “Temporary Visitor.” If you are a U.S. citizen staying for less than 90 days (and are not entering under a student visa), then you should have no problem obtaining your voucher.

If you will be leaving Tokyo during a weekend or extended holiday, please inform your student coordinators ahead of time with any contact information and itineraries.