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I don't know about an online resource for these places, but I actually found them pretty easy to find in bigger cities. While walking around I often saw them, even randomly in Shanghai. What I would do is, copy this photo onto your phone and then show it to locals, or even better your hotel reception. Even without speaking any English, people were always ...


The excellent answer by @PeterHahndorf has inspired me for a viable solution: The ticket office in the picture he provides reads "火车票代售点" i.e. railway ticket selling point. Searching for this (the Chinese phrase!) on baidu maps gives a good selection of such offices, including the one I had found. Screenshot of searching for "火车票代售点" in ...


Good idea to check with your hotel receptionist about where to find the nearest railway ticket agency if you live in a hotel in China which is allowed to host foreigners.


I got the JR Pass online from If you buy two 14-day standard passes, shipping is free. For 7-day passes, I think you have to buy two to qualify for that discount.

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