Due to the increase in Japan’s consumption tax rate from 8% to 10% starting on October 1, 2019, the base prices for Japan Rail Passes will also see an uptick. As always, the yen to dollar exchange rate will still determine the exact price of the passes every month even after this base increase.
If you will be traveling to Japan within the next three months and are in need of a JR Pass, it is highly recommended that you purchase it before this change. The September rate for a 7-day ordinary pass is currently $274. For the rest of our current rates, please check here.