Most convenient, efficient, and economical way to travel on East Japan.

Unlimited rides using JR within the designated area! Select the desired area and enjoy convenient and affordable travel throughout East Japan.

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)
JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)
JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

JR East Pass (Tohoku area)

The JR East Pass (Tohoku area) is a special discounted pass available only to customers visiting Japan (with a short-term visa no longer than 90 days) and holding a non-Japanese passport.
It allows unlimited rides on all JR East train lines in the JR East Pass (Tohoku area) designated area.
Start with a trip from Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to Tokyo, for example, then ride around, and maybe hop aboard the Shinkansen or a limited express to Aomori or Sendai. In addition to JR East lines, the JR East Pass (Tohoku area) allows rides on some non-JR trains in the Izu and Nikko areas. While in Japan, take advantage of this great offer to see a lot more for a lot less.

※ To get more information. Please visit JR East Pass (Tohoku area) website operated by East Japan Railway Company.

JR East Pass (Tohoku area) Map

Price of JR East Pass (Tohoku area)

TypeOrdinary (coach class)
Duration AdultChild
Flexible 5 Days JPY19,000JPY9,500
※ Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11.

Exchange Offices

After you arrive in Japan, you have to turn in your Exchange Order (with your passport) to receive your JR East Pass (Tohoku area) at a valid exchange office in a major JR station.

JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area)

The JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area) is a special discounted pass available only to customers visiting Japan (with a short-term visa no longer than 90 days) and holding a non-Japanese passport.
It allows unlimited rides on all JR East train lines in the JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area) designated area.
Start with a trip from Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to Tokyo, for example, then ride around, and maybe hop aboard the Shinkansen or a limited express to Nagano or Niigata. In addition to JR East lines, the JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area) allows rides on some non-JR trains in the Izu and Nikko areas. While in Japan, take advantage of this great offer to see a lot more for a lot less.

※ To get more information. Please visit JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area) website operated by East Japan Railway Company.

JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area) Map

Price of JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area)

TypeOrdinary (coach class)
Duration AdultChild
Flexible 5 Days JPY9,000JPY4,500
※ Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11.

Exchange Offices

After you arrive in Japan, you have to turn in your Exchange Order (with your passport) to receive your JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area) at a valid exchange office in a major JR station.

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

The JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass is a special discounted pass available only to travellers visiting Japan (with a short-term visa no longer than 90 days) and holding a non-Japanese passport. Within the JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass valid area, this pass allows unlimited rides on the JR Hokkaido Lines and on JR East Lines. Convenient for travel from Narita or Haneda Airport to the general Tokyo region and from New Chitose Airport to greater Sapporo, the pass allows unlimited rides even on the Shinkansen and limited express trains to move around Tokyo and reach such destinations as Aomori and Sendai. Also, this pass can be used on the Hokkaido Shinkansen which will start operation in March 2016! Enjoy travelling on the Shinkansen between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. When travelling around Japan, the JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass is too good to pass up!

※ To get more information. Please visit JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass website operated by East Japan Railway Company and Hokkaido Railway Company.

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass Map

Price of JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

TypeOrdinary (coach class)
Duration AdultChild
Flexible 6 Days JPY26,000JPY13,000
※ Pass prices for children apply from age 6 to and including age 11.

Exchange Offices

After you arrive in Japan, you have to turn in your Exchange Order (with your passport) to receive your JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass at a valid exchange office in a major JR station.

How to use Japan Rail Pass?

How to obtain Japan Rail Pass

Present your Exchange Order and obtain your JR East Pass after you arrive in Japan. You have to turn in your Exchange Order (with your passport) to receive your JR East Pass at a valid exchange office in a major JR station.

How to obtain JR East Pass How to obtain JR East Pass
  • You cannot use an Exchange Order when you travel on JR lines. Turn in your Exchange Order and obtain your JR East Pass at one of a valid exchange offices.
    (Please note the office hours and closing days)
  • Your Exchange Order must be turned in for a JR East Pass within three months of the date the Order was issued.
    (for example, an Exchange Order issued on 15 April would have to be turned in by 14 July)
  • At the time of the exchange you will be asked to fill in a short application form and to show your passport with the Temporary Visitor stamp that you received on entry into Japan. You must show your passport* and this stamp to process the Rail Pass Exchange Order.
  • Without your passport, the pass exchange will not be made. (A photocopy of your passport is also not acceptable because you must show the "Temporary Visitor" stamp in it.)
  • If you are a Japanese national resident in a country other than Japan and with permanent resident status in that country, please show, in addition to your passport, documents testifying to your status.
  • The type of PASS described on the Exchange Order cannot be changed.

How to make seat reservations

There is reserved seating on the Limited Express, Express, Rapid Airport, and Sightseeing trains. Present your Hokkaido Rail Pass at a "Midori-no-madoguchi" (ticket office), and state the date, train name and zone you wish to use and a reserved seat ticket will be issued at no extra charge.

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