A 5-Day 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 for tourists and foreign residents now. Not sure where to buy a JR East Pass? Book with Rakuten Travel Experiences and earn points at the same time!
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 coverage map**](https://rakuten-travelexp.net/jr-east-tohoku) 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.
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