Travel Smarter With JR EAST PASS

Journey beyond the beaten path and see eastern Japan for less

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  • Available to all foreign passport holders - including residents of Japan!
    Example routes

    Get inspired

    Find something unique in Japan's Tohoku, Nagano and Niigata areas and let JR EAST PASS get you there

    *This model course is a sample
    *Please check in advance for the latest information on prices and facilities
    *This is a reference price based on the assumption that the fare and charges are for one adult in a Ordinary Car reserved seat.
    *The price of reserved seats varies upon seasons.
    *Fare rates are subject to change.


    JR EAST PASS is a special travel pass available to all foreign passport holders (including foreign residents of Japan)

    The pass allows unlimited rides on all JR East train lines in JR EAST PASS designated area*.

    For example, take the train from Narita Airport or the monorail from Haneda Airport to the heart of Tokyo and explore at your leisure, before boarding the Shinkansen (bullet train) for Tohoku, Nagano or Niigata.

    * The areas you can travel to depend on the pass type.

    • Save money and explore more of Japan for less
    • Save time and travel faster with the Shinkansen (bullet train)
    • Secure your seat in advance for additional peace of mind *Ordinary car only - excludes Green Cars and GranClass trains
    • Unlimited Travel around East Japan with just one ticket

    Travel with JR EAST PASS in 3 simple steps

    • Purchase your pass online.

      Become a member to purchase the pass online in advance.

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    • Pick-up your JR EAST PASS

      Bring your passport and either your credit card (used to purchase) or purchase confirmation email (printout or smartphone version accepted) to a JR EAST Travel Service Center or any other pick-up location in Japan to receive the Pass.

    • Enjoy unlimited travel around East Japan

      Unlimited travel on eligible trains within the respective JR EAST PASS area. Reserve your seat in advance online or at any station.

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    Choose the right pass for you or find inspiration on how to use them:

    • Available to all foreign passport holders - including residents of Japan!
    • Unlimited consecutive five-day travel on designated lines in your chosen region
    • Used by many travelers to Japan
    • JR EAST PASS Tohoku area

      Five-day unlimited rides through Tokyo & Tohoku.

      • Adult 20,000 yen
      • Child 10,000 yen
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    • JR EAST PASS Nagano, Niigata area

      Five-day unlimited rides through Tokyo, Nagano & Niigata.

      • Adult 18,000 yen
      • Child 9,000 yen
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