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Which are the bus and ferries lines available with the Japan Rail Pass?

bus and ferry lines

Did you know that besides trains, the Japan Rail Pass also gives you access to some buses and ferries ?
Take a JR bus with Japan Rail Pass
Your Japan Rail Pass gives you access to the JR local bus lines (JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokai Bus, JR Shikoku, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Kyushu Bus). Pass validity for particular routes is subject to change.
Please note that the Japan Rail Pass is not valid for travel on express bus routes operated by JR bus companies.

Here is a list of the most useful ones for travelers in Japan :
  • Samani-Erimo Misaki (Cape Erimo) 
  • Aomori station - Aomori airport 
  • Hachinohe/Aomori- Towada Lake 
  • Morioka-Ryusendo 
  • Tateyama-Awa Shirahama 
  • Naganohara Kusatsuguchi-Kusatsu Onsen-Shirane Kazan 
  • Yokokawa-Karuizawa 
  • Kyoto-Ryoanji-Takao-Shuzan
The Japan Rail Pass is also valid for the JR Miyajima Ferry (Please note that the JR Hakata-Pusan ferry to Korea is not included).
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