JR East Pass
The JR East Pass lets you explore the top half of Honshu, Japans main island. This includes almost everywhere north of Tokyo and east of Nagano, including Tokyo, Nagano, Nikko, Niigata, Sendai, Akita and Aomori. The pass is available in flexible 5 day pass (5 days use within a 14 day period). These passes are available in Adult and Child fares.
We aren’t currently selling these passes.
If you are a tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sightseeing:
You must be visiting Japan under the entry status of “Temporary visitor” according to Japan Immigration Law. When you enter Japan for sightseeing, entry personnel will stamp the passport as “Temporary visitor”. Only a person who has a passport bearing this stamp can use a JAPAN RAIL PASS. Please note that according to strict interpretation of the Japanese Immigration Law, “Temporary visitor” status differs even from other types of stays that are also for only short time periods.
If you are a Japanese national living in a foreign country:
You can not use JR East Passes.
- In a rare case when travellers have dual passports (Japanese & Other), unless your valid non Japanese passport is stamped with “Temporary Visitor”, issuance of JR pass will be refused.