A JR EAST PASS is a handy way to travel around Japan, with unlimited rides on some super-fast Shinkansen lines, along with other JR trains and buses. Get the JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) now to explore Tokyo, some nearby prefectures, and the Nagano and Niigata areas at a great deal!
Get your five-day JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) now for unlimited travel around the Nagano and Niigata area via selected railways, including some Shinkansen lines, 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, you wouldn't get the most out of a JR EAST PASS. But if you want to quickly, easily, and comfortably visit multiple prefectures during your trip, a JR EAST PASS will be of great value. 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 from your desired start date, the JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) allows you to travel on any JR East train, selected Shinkansen lines (the Joetsu Shinkansen and part of the Hokuriku Shinkansen), local buses, and even some private railways. Kids aged 6–11 pay the child price, while small children aged 0–5 can travel for free (provided they sit on a parent or guardian's lap), so it’s perfect for solo travelers and families alike. **What do I need to know about the JR EAST PASS?** ・Important! This 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 the Joetsu Shinkansen, as well as some sections of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, during the time period selected. It is not valid for the Tokaido Shinkansen, which is operated 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 bento boxes on many station platforms. ・To utilize your JR EAST PASS, please use the automated ticket gates. ・Your JR EAST PASS cannot be exchanged, or reissued if lost or stolen. ・Two children (ages 0–5) 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 is valid for 90 days from the date it is sent to you. **What routes are covered by the JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)?** [**The coverage map**](https://rakuten-travelexp.net/jr-east-nagano-niigata) indicates the train routes you can use with your JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) Please check this pass's bus coverage area [**here**](https://rakuten-travelexp.net/jr-east-bus-coverage) 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