JR EAST PASS -Tohoku area-

Recommended for travel to Aomori, Akita, Sendai, and other places in the Tohoku area!

Area Covered

Example area covered

Railway companies and lines you can use

  • JR EAST (including BRT*)
  • Tokyo Monorail
  • Izu Kyuko Line
  • Aoimori Railway Line
  • Iwate Galaxy Railway (IGR) Line
  • Sendai Airport Transit Line
  • Reserved seats in ordinary cars of the following express trains with through operations between JR EAST and Tobu Railway lines: Nikko, Kinugawa, and SPACIA Kinugawa trains.
  • You can also use regular trains (including rapid trains) from Shimo-imaichi to Tobu-nikko and Kinugawa-onsen on the Tobu Railway line.
    Between Kurihashi and Shimo-imaichi, you can only use limited express trains that run through to Tobu Railway. **
  • JR buses in the area (exc. highway and some regular bus routes)See bus map hereOpens in a new window
  • BRT refers to a Bus Rapid Transit system.
  • The only limited express trains you can use with the JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) are through trains from JR lines to Tobu Railway lines. You cannot use limited express trains whose first and last stations are Tobu Railway stations.

Please note

  • The JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) cannot be used on the Tokaido Shinkansen. (This is because the Tokaido Shinkansen is run by another company)
  • Gala Yuzawa Station only operates during the winter and spring.​ ​


(12 years and older)
(6 to 11 years old)

How much can I save?

E.g. Trip from Narita Airport to Sendai and Akita via Tokyo Station

The total fare for an adult using the Narita Express (Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station to Tokyo Station), the Tohoku Shinkansen (Tokyo Station to Sendai Station), the Akita Shinkansen (Sendai Station to Akita Station/Akita Station to Tokyo Station), and the Narita Express again (Tokyo Station to Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station) with reserved seats is about ¥41,000.

Using the JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)
lets you use this transport for ¥30,000! You are also free to hop on and off the train in the Tokyo/Sendai/Akita area.

  • During regular periods
  • See the timetable, etc. for the exact fare.

Please note

  • The age of a child is defined as the age on the date of purchase. A passport or other such document is required to prove a child’s age.
  • Children under 6 years old who do not require seat reservations do not need a pass.
  • A separate fee is applicable if you wish to use the Green Car or GranClass.
  • Youth fares (including student discount) are not offered for this pass.
  • While visiting Japan, you can only use one JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) at a time. (You cannot purchase two of the same type of pass if their validity periods overlap)

Validity Period

Five consecutive days from the day of your choice

Pass available for use
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
E.g. You can use a pass between October 2 and 6
Pass not available for use
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
E.g. You cannot use a pass on October 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9