Buying a (*) Days JR Pass if you are going to travel a lot through Japan
Some people go to to a destination in japan and will stay around that destination, others will want to travel through Japan from tip to toe.
Japan’s rail way’s (JR) can be a reliable but expensive way to travel through Japan, do not underestimate it since it can go up to 10’000 yen (100$) for a trip from Tokyo to Kyoto.
That why JR has invented a pass specifically for tourists that allows you to travel through Japan for a specific amount of Days with an exact cost and without extra charges (except if you want to use the Red Shinkansens).
The price of the pass depends on website but mostly it will be around this:
Example prices from http://www.jrpass.com/
When you buy this pass then all you have to do it activate it in the first JR station and then your days start counting. They will stamp the end date on it.
Enjoy unlimited use of the fastest rail ways of Japan! I wish you the best of luck.
Remember to order the JR Pass in your country! Since you are not able to buy it in Japan!