In order to be eligible for a Japan Rail Pass, you must meet the following condition:
(1) You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor."
Temporary Visitor entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for "sight-seeing, etc."
If you apply for a "stay for sight-seeing" when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport as "Temporary Visitor," as shown below. *In order to receive or use JAPAN RAIL PASS, your passport must bear this stamp or sticker.
(2) You are a Japanese national living outside of Japan who meets the following conditions.
Japan Rail Passes may be denied to applicants that are unable to present the documentation listed above. Therefore, it is very important to check your requirements thoroughly. If you are denied a Japan Rail Pass, you may return your Exchange Order at the overseas travel agency you purchased it from with are fund, however, fees will apply.
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