I bought mine through the tour operator I booked my flight with, Trailfinders, but like Michael said it might be cheaper just to order it direct online. I've just had a look at that Japan Railways website though, and I'm not sure whether you can puchase it online; you may have to go to a travel agent.
Cool, will definately check it out. Thanks again for all your help
I think it's best bought at the Japan Railways website. I doubt it's much cheaper elsewhere.
Thanks, im pressing the purchase button but nothing seems to be happening its taking me to this page http://www.japanrail.com/index.php?Distributor2=Purchase and am stumped where to go next...
Hmm, seems strange to me as well.
It also says you can go to your 'nearest distributor' whoever that may be for you. Is there a Japan travelspecialist in your city/region? You can contact that and compare prices. I don't think they will charge (much) more, maybe a small fee.