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JR EAST RAIL PASS

5 days 5days
Tohoku Area Pass
Coach Class
¥19000 ¥9500
Nagano,Niigata Area Pass
Coach Class
¥17000 ¥8500

* The age limitations for Children is determined by the day of exchange. We may ask for the child's passport or other proof of age. Children under age 6 do not require a reil pass unless you wish to make seat reservation for them.
* While traveling in Japan, each visitor may have one JR EAST PASS at a time. (A new pass may not be purchased if another one is still in use.)

What is the JR East Rail Pass? Who can buy?

The JR East Pass is an economical and flexible rail pass to travel around Eastern Japan. Travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing can purchase.

What is the JR East Rail Pass?
The JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area or 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 (Tohoku area or 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. In addition to JR East lines, the JR EAST PASS(Tohoku area or 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.
Who can buy the JR East Rail Pass?

The JR East Pass is a special discounted pass available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing. You must hold a passport issued by a foreign government and entering Japan as a “Temporary Visitor”, which is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law. The JR East Pass allows unlimited rides on all JR East train lines. Start with a trip from Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to Tokyo, for example, then ride around, and may be hop aboard the Shinkansen or a limited express to Sendai or Nagano. In additional to JR East lines, the JR East Pass 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.

"Temporary visitor" entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for "sightseeing, etc.". If you apply for a "stay for sight-seeing" when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport "temporary visitor". Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JR East Pass.

* Japanese living abroad can not use this pass
Visitors with dual citizenship in Japan and another country will not be able to use a JR EAST PASS if they entered Japan with their Japanese passport.


Caution:
Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for a JR East Rail Pass, the exchange cannot be made unless you have "temporary visitor" status; if you enter Japan under any other official status, such as "trainee" or "entertainer", you can not change the Exchange Order for a JR East 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.
When you exchange to JR East Rail Pass, you must submit the original Exchange Order. A copy is not acceptable.


How to obtain? How to use?

Purchase an Exchange Order before you leave for Japan and exchange the voucher in Japan. You are able to purchase the voucher through the JTB USA website.

3.Let's use the JR East Rail Pass!
After you arrive in Japan, take your Exchange Order to an exchange location.
Your passport is required.
You will receive your JR East Pass upon confirmation of eligi- billity.
Select any five days within 14 days of issuance, including that day, when you want to use the JR EAST PASS. You do not have to designate your five days of use when purchasing.

JR East Pass Validity

Flexible five-day pass: you can use the pass on any five days within a 14-day period starting with the date of exchange in Japan. You do not have to determine your 5 travel dates at the time of purchase or exchange. For example, if you purchase your pass or get it by exchange on August 1, you can show the pass at a station on any five days between August 1 and August 14 and it will be stamped as valid for use on the day.

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Click below for more information.
https://sado-niigata.com/pass/




How to make a reservatioin

Seating can be limited, so please make your reservations early. If no reserved seating is available, you may use the non-reserved seating. JR East does not refund the difference between the price of a reserved and a non-reserved seat in these situations. Once you have successfully exchanged your Exchange Order for a JR East Pass there are 2 ways for you to make a seat reservation.


Make a reservation at a Station:
Visit a JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) or Travel Service Center (View Plaza), located in most major JR East stations, and present your JR EAST PASS to reserve a seat.


Make an Online Reservation:
Some JR East Shinkansen and limited express seats can be reserved online.



Other Usage conditions

*The JR EAST PASS is valid on ordinary cars. To ride on Green Cars, GranClass, individual compartments, Liners or sleeper cars, an additional purchase is required, such as a limited express or sleeper ticket. See the station staff for further details.


Refunds:
Refunds can be made for Exchange Orders within one year of issuance if not redeemed. Please contact JTB USA regarding a refund of your Exchange Order, fees may apply.

Lost Exchange Order will not be reissued.
JR East Pass is non-transferable. Only the person whose name is on the pass may use it. Travelers must carry their passports when using the JR East Pass as they my be asked to present it for identification purposes.



More Information about the JR Pass

If you have questions, please contact your local JTB branch or call the phone number below.

JTB Reservation Center : (800)223-6104
Office hour : 9:00 - 20:30 Eastern Time (Mon-Fri)
E-mail : reservation@jtbusa.com

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