So you’re going to Japan, and you’re thinking about the Japan Rail (JR) pass, and you’re probably thinking this is REALLY expensive, is it worth it?
We get that. We thought the same. This post is going to break down the costs of the JR pass vs. paying for the shinkansen (bullet train) on it’s own. Whether or not the JR pass is worth it will really depend on your trip and your travel plans in Japan!
Okay, here we go.
JR Pass Prices:
*All prices are in Yen ($1 USD is about 100 Yen)
As you can see, prices are pretty expensive, with one week of the JR pass costing close to $300 USD. For perspective, here is how much the individual trains cost: