Show your framed My Travel Photo and collect Shinkansen Badges.Show your framed My Travel Photo and collect Shinkansen Badges.

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Note: Gift quantities are limited.
May 16, 2016 to March 31, 2018
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What is Japan Travel Guide?

It’s an app with lots of coupons for sightseeing. It’s also loaded with lots of information about Japan from the must-see big sights to great finds off the beaten path.

  • Multilingual and easy to use!
    The Japan Travel Guide app is compatible with English, Chinese (simplified or traditional), Korean and Thai, and is user-friendly.
  • Search for Japanese tourism information by activity.
    Use the handy activity search feature to look for shopping, eating, entertainment and other locations.
  • Push notifications provide seasonal sightseeing information
    Get recommended sightseeing information on your smartphone. Latest hot information is provided with push notifications to let you know what’s going on.
  • Loaded with great features!
    The app is loaded with great ready-to-use features, including a 2D barcode translator, a favorites function and an app content search function.

Benefits

Frame your pictures with the My Travel Photo feature and collect Shinkansen badges!
  • My Travel Photo

    My Travel Photo

    Select a picture frame to enhance your favorite sightseeing picture.

    Your original framed snapshot is immediately ready for sharing on social media.

  • Shinkansen Badges

    Shinkansen Badges

    Show your framed My Travel Photo at a designated JR East station to receive a Shinkansen badge!

    With five designs in all, collect them as memorabilia of your trip.

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How to participate

※このキャンペーンは訪日外国人旅行者を対象としています。日本人は参加できません。

  1. 1Sign up

    • STEP 1
      Download the Japan Travel Guide app. Google Play App Store
    • STEP 2
      Complete the user registration

    You’re ready to go!

  2. 2Use the My Travel Photo feature to frame a snapshot.

    • STEP 1
      Choose the frames you want for the photos you like!
    Recommended!
    Share your original framed My Travel Photo on Facebook or Twitter.
    Note:
    • The frame does not have to be the same as your pass. Pick any design you want.
    • Snaps do not have to be of yourself.
  3. 3Collect the Shinkansen badges

    Show the My Travel Photo you framed in 2 at a designated location and receive a specially designed Shinkansen badge.

    Five designs in all

    Click on a badge to enlarge the picture

    Notes:
    1. Badges are limited to one of each design per person.
    2. Badge quantities are limited.
    3. Gifts are subject to change.

    Where to get your Shinkansen badges

    Click the badge icon to see detailed gift information.

    Where to get your Shinkansen badges E6 Akita Shinkansen E5 Tohoku Shinkansen E3 Yamagata Shinkansen E4 Joetsu Shinkansen E7 Hokuriku Shinkansen
    Notes:
    • Badges are limited to one of each design per person.
    • Badge quantities are limited.
    • Gifts are subject to change.
    • Some gift distribution locations may close for the end-of-year and New Year holiday season.
    Badge AE6 Akita Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Kakunodate station / "Kakunodate Ekimaegura" Kakunodate Tourist Association
    Hours of operation October 1, 2016 to April 19, 2017: 9:00 to 17:30
    April 20 to September 30, 2017: 9:00 to 18:00
    October 1, 2017 to April 19, 2018: 9:00 to 17:30
    Where to find it In front of the station
    Badge BE6 Akita Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Akita Station / Tourist Information Center Akita City
    Hours of operation April to October: 9:00 to 19:00
    November to March: 9:00 to 18:00
    Where to find it In front of the Central Exit ticket gate
    Badge CE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Hirosaki Station / Hirosaki City Tourist Center
    Hours of operation 8:45 to 18:00
    Where to find it 1F, Central Exit
    Badge DE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Shin-Hanamaki Station / Tourist Information Center
    Hours of operation May to October: 9:00 to 18:00
    November to April: 9:00 to 17:30
    Where to find it Inside the station
    Badge EE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Morioka Station / Iwate / Morioka regional Tourist Information Center
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 17:30
    Where to find it In front of the South Exit ticket gate
    Badge FE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Hiraizumi Station /
    HIRAIZUMI TOURIST INFORMATION [Through March 2017]
    HIRAIZUMI TOURISM ASSOCIATION [From April 2017]
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 16:00 [Through March 2017]
    8:30 to 17:00 [From April 2017]
    Where to find it Inside the station [Through March 2017]
    In front of the station [From April 2017]
    Badge GE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Hachinohe Station / Hachinohe General Tour Information Plaza
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 19:00
    (Note: 9:00 to 17:00 on December 30 and on January 1 and 2)
    Where to find it 2F, East Exit
    Badge HE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Aomori Station / Aomori City Tourist Information and Exchange Center
    Hours of operation 8:30 to 19:00
    Where to find it In front of the East Exit ticket gate
    Badge IE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Sendai Station / Sendai Tourist Information Center
    Hours of operation 8:30 to 19:00
    Where to find it 2F, inside Travel Service Center / View Plaza
    Badge JE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Naruko-Onsen Station / Naruko Onsen Information Center
    Hours of operation 8:30 to 18:30
    Where to find it Inside the station
    Badge KE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Aizu-Wakamatsu Station / Aizu Wakamatsu Station Tourist Information Center [From April 2017]
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 17:30 [From April 2017]
    Where to find it In front of the ticket gate [From April 2017]
    Badge LE5 Tohoku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Nikko Station / JR Nikko Station Tourist Information Center
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 17:30
    Where to find it Outside the ticket gate
    Badge ME3 Yamagata Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Yamagata Station / Yamagata City Tourism Information Center Yamagata Station Tourist Information
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 17:30
    Where to find it In front of the ticket gate
    Badge NE3 Yamagata Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Shinjo Station / Mogami Information Center (Yumeria)
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 18:00
    Where to find it Within the "Yumeria", linked to the station
    Badge OE4 Joetsu Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Niigata Station / Tourist information Center by Bandai Exit (Station Front)
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 19:00
    Where to find it 25m from the Bandai Exit ticket gate (In front of the Bandai Exit Bus Terminal)
    Badge PE4 Joetsu Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station / Tourist Information
    Hours of operation 8:00 to 18:00
    Where to find it In front of the ticket gate, inside the "Visitor Center"
    Badge QE4 Joetsu Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Takasaki Station / VISITOR CENTER
    Hours of operation 9:00 to 20:00
    Where to find it In front of the Central Exit ticket gate
    Badge RE4 Joetsu Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location Jomo-Kogen Station / Minakamitown Tourism Association
    Hours of operation 8:30 to 17:30
    Where to find it 30m from the East Exit, on the left
    Badge SE7 Hokuriku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Iiyama Station / Iiyama Station Tourist Information Center
    Hours of operation 8:30 to 18:00
    Where to find it 1F
    Badge TE7 Hokuriku Shinkansen
    Distribution station and location JR Nagano Station / Nagano City Tourist Information Center
    Hours of operation April to October: 9:00 to 19:00
    November to March: 9:00 to 18:00
    Where to find it Outside the Shinkansen ticket gate
    Note:
    • May be closed during the year-end and New Year holiday season.
    • Business hours are subject to change without notice.

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