JR East Pass

JR East Pass
The JR East Pass is an economical and flexible rail pass to travel around Eastern Japan. It is valid for travel on all the 70 railway lines of JR East including 5 Shinkansen Lines. The JR East Pass comes in several variations to meet your itinerary and flexibility : available as a 5 and 10 consecutive day travel passes, and a Flexible 4 day pass. You can also use the JR East Pass to ride the Izu Kyuko Line and the Hokuetsu Kyuko Line.

Price of JR East Pass

Price of JR East Pass
There are two types of JR East Passes: Green (for superior-class Green cars) and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 5 days, a 10 days, a Flexible 4 days pass.
JR East PassOrdinary (coach class)Green (first class)
Period / TypeAdultChildAdultChild
Flexible 5 DaysJPY22,000JPY11,000N/AN/A
  • * JR East Pass is available for any five days within 14 days of issuance, including the day of issuance.
  • * Adult (age 12 and over) / Child (age 6-11)
  • * JR East Pass is not valid for JR buses

Route Maps - JR East Major Route

Route Maps - JR East Major Route
Route Maps - JR East Major Route

How to use JR East Pass?

How to use JR East Pass?
After you arrive in Japan, you turn in the Exchange Order to receive JR East Pass at an applicable exchange office. To find an exchange office, please refer the list of JR East Pass Exchange offices.
How to use reserved seat?
Midori no MadoguchiMost limited express and ordinary express trains have reserved Green car seats and both reserved and non-reserved ordinary car seats. A non-reserved seat can be used simply by showing your JR East Pass. Seat reservations can be made without additional payment.

To make a reservation, apply at any Travel Service Centre or a Reservation Office (MIDORI-NO-MADOGUCHI) at a JR station. There, show your Pass, and obtain your reserved-seat ticket before boarding. Seat reservations cannot be made before you receive the Pass in Japan.

Additional Information
  • If you want to check the price and timetable for a single journey to and from and other destinations, you can check all of them from the Hyperdia website where you simply enter the two cities and press go!

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