JAPAN/JAPONSKO

JAPAN RAIL PASS

Carrow is an authorised - designated agent for selling and issuing exchange orders for JAPAN RAIL PASS(JR pass) in Czech Republic. 

The second designated agent in Czech Republic which was approved by JR groups.  Therefore we do not buy the passes from anyone but we print out from our printer directly!

***Please note that you have to purchase the exchange order for Japan Rail Pass first and exchange it to the Japan Rail Pass at JR's designated exchange offices.***

 

★5 reasons to buy Japan Rail Pass from Carrow★

①Japanese staff who has deep knowledge of JR lines and frequent user of the JR pass will be in charge. 

②Complimentary advice - which pass should to buy. Even should buy the pass or not. 

③We are authorized agent. There are several NON-authorized agents in Czech Republic which sell the exchange orders for Japan Rail Passes, which means that they have to buy from the third parties(authorized agent). Only authorized agent can print out the exchange order for Japan Rail Pass by their printers. Less person involved = less mistakes and fast action. 

④Our staff can create an itinerary for you(supplement needed*), which train to take and etc. You can print out the itinerary and bring it to JR's ticket office and ask for the seat reservations. Itinerary will be created in English and Japanese therefore station staffs will not have any language barriers! 

⑤Free delivery within city limit of Prague, to your home or office. Also we can send by post(supplement needed**) to anywhere in Czech Republic or even in Europe. No need to come to our office to pick it up!

*Supplement for creating the itinerary - CZK 100/EUR 4+VAT 21% up to 7 days/itinerary. CZK 200/EUR 8+VAT 21% from 8-14 days. CZK 300/EUR 12+VAT 21% from 15-21 days.

**Supplement for shipping(registered mail by Czech post) in Czech Republic is CZK 50 per address. Shipping(EMS) within EU is EUR 12 per address. 

 

You can find all necessary information including pass types and fares regarding Japan Rail Pass at

http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/

 

Please note that the all rail passes will be sold either in CZK(Czech crowns) or EUR(Euro) even though the official rates are in JPY(Japanese yen).

Rates in CZK/EUR are subject to exchange rates which are determined by Carrow and can be fluctuating each day. 

Of course we will advise you the rates in CZK/EUR when you have contacted us(however if you do not purchase on the same day, the rate can be different).

 

Terms and conditions apply as same as mentioned in http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/

 

 

HOW TO USE JAPAN RAIL PASS

THE WAY TO USE THE JAPAN RAIL PASS

 

STEP 1 - IF YOU KNOW WHICH PASS TO PURCHASE

PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST BY EMAIL TO osbm@carrow.cz (WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATION BY PHONE)

PLEASE MENTION:

1) FULL NAME(S) OF PERSON WHO USE THE JAPAN RAIL PASS - SAME AS PASSPORT

2) YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS

3) TYPE OF JAPAN RAIL PASS INCLUDING LENGTH AND CATEGORY(ORDINARY OR GREEN)

4) PAYMENT METHOD - BANK TRANSFER OR CREDIT CARD(VISA/MASTER)

5) DELIVERY ADDRESS IN PRAGUE OR MAILING ADDRESS IN CZECH REPUBLIC OR IN EUROPEAN UNION

STEP 1 - IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHICH PASS TO PURCHASE

PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST BY EMAIL TO osbm@carrow.cz (WE DO NOT ACCEPT INQUIRY BY PHONE)

PLEASE MENTION:

1) FULL NAME(SAME AS PASSPORT) OF PERSON WHO USE THE JAPAN RAIL PASS

2) YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS

3) HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY IN JAPAN AND WHICH CITIES/TOWNS TO BE VISITED

 

THEN, WE WILL REPLY TO YOU WITH OUR BEST SUGGESTION.

 

STEP 2

WE WILL REPLY TO YOU MOSTLY WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY INCLUDING THE ACCURATE RATE IN CZK/EUR.

 

STEP 3 - PAYMENT

IF YOU AGREED OUR RATE, PLEASE PAY THE FULL AMOUNT BY YOUR SELECTED PAYMENT METHOD BEFORE THE DUE DATE.

IN CASE YOU NEED AN ITINERARY FOR YOUR TRAINS, WE CAN CREATE IT WITH A SMALL SUPPLEMENT.

 

STEP 4 - IF YOU LIVE IN PRAGUE AND WANT EXCHANGE ORDER TO BE DELIVERED COMPLIMENTARY

UPON RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT, WE WILL ISSUE THE EXCHANGE ORDER FOR JAPAN RAIL PASS AND CONTACT YOU(MOSTLY BY PHONE) FOR DELIVERY DATE & TIME.

STEP 4 - IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF PRAGUE AND WANT EXCHANGE ORDER TO BE DELIVERED BY POST

 WE WILL ISSUE THE EXCHANGE ORDER FOR JAPAN RAIL PASS AND SEND TO YOU RIGHT AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT.

WITHIN CZECH REPUBLIC WILL BE BY REGISTERED MAIL AND EMS TO EU COUNTRIES.

 

STEP 5 - YOU WILL RECEIVE THE EXCHANGE ORDER FOR THE JAPAN RAIL PASS

PLEASE CHECK IF EVERYTHING IS OK OR NOT. THEN, TAKE IT TO JAPAN. 

 

STEP 6 - ARRIVAL IN JAPAN AND EXCHANGING TO JAPAN RAIL PASS

PLEASE GO TO THE NEAREST OR CONVENIENT DESIGNATED JAPAN RAIL PASS EXCHANGE COUNTER.

YOU HAVE TO BRING:

1) THE EXCHANGE ORDER WHICH YOU BOUGHT FROM CARROW

2) YOUR PASSPORT

YOU HAVE TO TELL THE STAFF:

1) YOUR STATING DATE OF USING THE JAPAN RAIL PASS

 

STEP 7 - SEAT RESERVATION IS FREE OF CHARGE 

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO CREATE AN ITINERARY(DATE, TIME AND WHICH TRAINS TO TAKE) BEFORE VISITING THE JR TICKET OFFICE.

GO TO THE ANY JR TICKET OFFICE AND MAKE SEAT RESERVATIONS BY SHOWING YOUR JAPAN RAIL PASS AND YOUR ITINERARY.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO RESERVE THE SEATS OF SANYO SHINKASEN BETWEEN SHIN-OSAKA AND HAKATA. GREEN CAR PASS HOLDER MUST RESERVE YOUR SEATS BEFORE RIDING THE TRAINS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL STATIONS ARE EQUIPPED WITH TICKET OFFICE(YOU CANNOT RESERVE BY AUTOMATIC TICKET MACHINE).

 

STEP 8 - TAKING THE TRAIN

GO TO ANY JR STATION AND TO THE ENTRANCE GATE WHICH STAFF IS LOCATED.  GET THE STAMP OF FIRST USE.

JAPAN RAIL PASS HOLDER CANNOT USE THE AUTOMATIC GATE. PLEASE USE THE STAFF LOCATED GATE ALL THE TIME.  STAFF LOCATED GATES ARE LIMITED AND SOMETIMES BUSY. PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO GET ON YOUR TRAIN.  

Visit Japan

Are you planning to visit Japan?  Package tours's dates do not fit you?  

Don't want to travel with other tourists? Looking for special experiences in Japan?  Or looking for a travel agency which can arrange your hotels, transportation and etc. in Japan?  

Carrow does not sell tours with fixed dates but we can arrange your stay in Japan. 

Carrow will create your itinerary and offer you the tour according to your request; including hotels in each cities, coaches, Japan Rail Pass and tourist guides.  If you are worried to travel in Japan, you can book your native language speaking tour escort who can meet you before departing Europe.  

Just book your whole holiday in Japan via Carrow!

Our exclusive site for tailor made tour in Japan - www.evolutionjapantour.com

★5 reasons to book your holiday in Japan via Carrow★

①English/Czech speaking Japanese staff based in Prague who has deep knowledge of Japan will be in charge. 

②We coorperate with Japanese travel agency - Cox & Kings Japan which will handle your booking and charge you directly. Staffs of Cox & Kings Japan live and work in Japan which means that they have all updated information or hot news regarding travelling in Japan.

③No stress for tourist who never been to Japan. You do not have to contact several suppliers. Just book through us and we can support you for any kind of arrangements in Japan. We suggests the best hotels according to your budget. 

④If you do not have an exact itinerary/schedule, our staff can create sample plans with rates and then you can choose it.  Of course, the inquiry is not binding and it is free of charge. 

⑤We are the authorized agent for selling exchange order for Japan Rail Pass. Which means we can advise which pass to buy according to your itinerary. Complimentary delivery of Japan Rail Passes within city limit of Prague, to your home or office. Also we can send by post(supplement needed) to anywhere in Czech Republic or even in Europe. No need to come to our office to pick it up!

*Please note that the all rail passes will be sold either in CZK(Czech crowns) or EUR(Euro) even though the official rates are in JPY(Japanese yen).

Rates in CZK/EUR are subject to exchange rates which are determined by Carrow and can be fluctuating each day. 

Of course we will advise you the rates in CZK/EUR when you have contacted us(however if you do not purchase on the same day, the rate can be different).

 

We can arrange:

Hotels - throughout Japan. From luxurious 5 stars to Shukubo(monastery inn). According to your budget and your itinerary.

Official licensed tour guides in each cities or a single official licensed tour guide during your whole stay.

Transportation - Sedan, minivan, minibus and large coach. Not only airport transfers but also excursions or long distance transfers.

Train tickets - Japan Rail Passes(we are the authorized agent)

Dining - Reservation at Michelin star(including 3 stars) restaurants.

Tickets for cultural and sports events - Kabuki, Sumo, baseball and etc.

Cooking lessons / Tea ceremony / Geisha / Watching sumo training and etc.

Bicycle tours / Hiking tours

 

PLEASE KINDLY SEND YOUR INQUIRY TO osbm@carrow.cz

We will respond to your email within 1 working day.