Provided by: JR-East

[For Tourists & Expats] JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) – 5-Day Pass

Provided by: JR-East


A JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) is the ultimate way to travel Japan, with unlimited rides on the super-fast Shinkansen, along with other JR trains and buses. A great value ticket for exploring Japan at high speeds, get your JR EAST PASS now!


  • Includes Tokyo Monorail, JR Bus, and selected other lines as well as all JR trains in the area
  • Incredible value — unlimited travel around Tokyo and northern Japan!
  • Use your JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) on 5 consecutive days from your desired date
  • Available exclusively for overseas tourists and foreign residents of Japan
  • Convenient printable e-voucher for easy exchange — buy before or after arriving, and exchange for your pass within 3 months

Key Information

Important Information

• Note that your e-voucher is only valid for 3 months from the day it is issued • The passenger information can be changed only within the day your ticket is issued for free, else there will be an extra fee charged (10% of the price) • The JR EAST PASS is only available to foreign nationals with a non-Japanese passport, including foreign residents of Japan. An original, valid passport belonging to the person who is using the rail pass must be presented at the time of purchase/exchange of the pass. Copies of passports and other substitute documents are not accepted • JR EAST PASSES do not guarantee a seat if traveling during peak times without a seat reservation • JR EAST PASSES cannot be exchanged, and cannot be reissued if lost or stolen Conditions for Use: 1. Valid only for the person whose name appears on the pass – must be a foreign national with a non-Japanese passport 2. You must carry your passport at all times while using the pass, and be prepared to present it to conductors or station attendants if requested. 3. Valid for use on: all JR trains including Shinkansen (not including the Tokaido Shinkansen); the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system; Tokyo Monorail; JR Buses in the coverage area. - Not valid on JR East expressway buses, or certain local bus routes. - When using JR East services that extend through lines operated by companies other than JR Rail, JR Bus, and other partner lines, you must pay separately any fares or charges for travel on such sections, with some exceptions. 4. The pass itself doesn't ensure specific seating options. To obtain a reserved-seat ticket at no additional cost, present your pass at the ticket office of a JR East station, or use a JR East Reserved Seat Ticket Vending Machine. Certain trains require a reserved-seat ticket. Additional fares apply to travel in GranClass or Green Cars, private compartments on Shinkansen or limited express trains, sleeper cars, and DX Green Cars. An extra charge must be paid in advance to ride local trains requiring a numbered ticket or liner ticket. Japan Rail does not allow changing to reserved seating or sleeping car after boarding. 5. The pass can only be used within its validity period, which cannot be changed. 6. The pass cannot be exchanged for other kinds of pass or ticket. 7. The pass cannot be reissued in the event of loss or theft. 8. Exchange Orders can only be refunded by the travel agency from which you purchase them, and any application for refund must be made before the start of the JR EAST PASS validity period. Any refund will be for the value of the pass in the currency you used to place your order. 9. Once you have started using the pass the validity period cannot be extended, nor can any refund be given, even if trains or other transportation services are suspended or delayed for any reason. JR East will not bear additional costs due to changes in your route, such as alternative transportation or accommodation charges. 10. In addition to these conditions, you must obey JR East's regulations, terms and conditions, and the laws of Japan while using the pass. 11. Violation of these conditions may result in the invalidation and confiscation of the pass, as well as a penalty equal to twice the basic fares and charges for all transportation for which the pass was used. 12. The official terms and conditions of the pass are written in Japanese, and the text of the Japanese version shall be given priority of interpretation, in the event of questions regarding transportation conditions that may arise regarding conditions that are written in other languages. 13. No person may hold more than one JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) of the same type at one time The details above are current as of May 2022, and are subject to change. Please confirm the latest terms and conditions with a JR attendant.


Get your JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area) 5 Days pass now for unlimited travel around East Japan (Tohoku area) by the legendary Shinkansen (bullet trains) for a fixed price! ◆ Do I need a JR EAST PASS for my trip to Japan? That depends on what you intend to do while visiting Japan. If you plan to spend most or all of your time in just one city, a JR EAST PASS would not represent the best value. But if you want to quickly, easily and comfortably visit several of the main cities in Japan during your trip, then buying the JR EAST PASS makes a lot of sense. When you’re not familiar with the Japanese rail network, getting around by train might seem like a challenging prospect. With the JR EAST PASS, everything becomes so much simpler. Valid for 5 consecutive days, this JR EAST PASS allows you to travel on any JR East train as well as local buses and many other affiliated lines. Kids aged 6–11 pay the cheaper child price, while those aged up to 5 can travel for free (without a seat), so it’s perfect for family groups. Shinkansen are renowned not only for their speed but their luxury, reliability, and punctuality. And, with the JR EAST PASS, virtually the entire network is at your fingertips. ◆ What do I need to know about the JR EAST PASS? - Important! The JR EAST PASS is only available to foreign nationals with a non-Japanese passport, including foreign residents of Japan. An original, valid passport belonging to the person who is using the rail pass must be presented at the time of purchase/exchange of the pass. Copies of passports and other substitute documents are not accepted. - Your JR EAST PASS will allow you unlimited travel on Shinkansen during the time period selected, except the Tokaido Shinkansen, which is owned by a different company than JR East. - A JR EAST PASS doesn't guarantee a seat. Luckily, advance seat reservations do not cost you any extra. Advance reservations are highly recommended, especially at peak times. - Food and drink: all Shinkansen offer at least a trolley service, but you can also purchase tasty sushi boxes on many station platforms. - You can pass through automated ticket gates with your JR EAST PASS. Occasionally, you may also need to present your passport. - Your JR EAST PASS cannot be exchanged, or reissued if lost or stolen. - Two children (aged up to 5) can travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult rail pass holder, assuming they do not occupy a seat, but a third child, or a child aged 6–11, will require a child rail pass. - The date you select on our calendar is your preferred date to receive the exchange order for the pass. The exchange order has a lifespan of 90 days from sending. ◆ What routes can I travel with a JR EAST PASS? The JR EAST PASS provides big savings for long-distance rail travel over a short period. If you only use it for urban transportation in one city, it won't provide good value for money. The following coverage map indicates the routes you can use with your JR EAST PASS: Remember that you will not be able to travel on the Tokaido Shinkansen heading south from Tokyo, or certain routes not owned by Japan Rail.

How it works

1. Book an Exchange Order on Rakuten Travel Experiences 2. Receive your e-voucher within 72 hours (always sent before your selected start date) 3. At a JR EAST Travel Service Center (available at major airports and stations), exchange your e-voucher for the pass itself within 90 days of receiving your e-voucher 4. Select your desired start date during the exchange of your pass. The start date must be within 1 month from your pass exchange date 5. Use for 5 consecutive days from your selected date 6. To use, just insert your pass in the automatic ticket gates at the station. Don't forget to collect it after — your pass cannot be reissued if it is lost or stolen 7. Use only within the designated area covered by the pass. Extra fees will be charged for use outside the coverage area

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