Is the Japan Rail Pass Worth Purchasing?

One of the questions I see asked most often on theĀ Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum message boards is whether or not Japan Rail Group’s Japan Rail Pass is good value for money. It’s a great question which you’ll often get a subjective answer to.

There are so many variables and personal preferences/biases which can determine whether or not the pass is right for someone.

In this guide, I’ll share my experience and offer suggestions to those looking to ride the rails in Japan.

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