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JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

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Travel aboard Japan’s many bullet trains during your next vacation with the JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata area). With this pass you can travel between Tokyo and destinations around the central area of the mainland like Nagano and Niigata. Lastly, you can enjoy unlimited trips per day with this 5 day flexible pass.

Where can the pass be used?

Unlimited travel throughout the JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) including 4 Shinkansen Super Express Lines (also known as the Bullet Trains).


Anyone who possesses a passport issued by a country other than Japan. Note: Type of visa will not be checked.

Pre-booking time

3 Months



Children between the ages of 6 to 11 pay a reduced rate.


Infants 0-5 travel free.

Types & Validities

5 consecutive days

From the date of purchase, the pass voucher must be exchanged in Japan within 3 months. On the date of exchange in Japan, the user will need to select a start date within 1 month from that date. The user then has 5 consecutive days to use their pass as of the start date.

Note: This pass has been changed from a flexible pass, any 5 consecutive days within the 14-day period from issuance, to a consecutive pass.

Unlimited rides within the pass area on ordinary car reserved seating on local (including rapid), express, and limited express (including Shinkansen) trains on all lines of the JR East, Izu Kyuko, Tokyo Monorail, Hokuetsu Express, and Echigo Tokimeki Railway (between Naoetsu and Arai stations), in addition to ordinary car reserved seating on the Nikko, Spacia Nikko, Kinugawa, and Spacia Kinugawa limited express trains operated jointly by JR East and Tobu Railway. The pass can also be used on some JR East bus services.

Seat Reservations

Making Seat Reservations
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 (Nagano, Niigata area) to reserve a seat.
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Additional Details

How to Exchange your E-ticket
JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) has to be collected at one of exchange offices in East Japan within 3 months from the travel date in the PNR. Passenger will need to have a valid paper or e-ticket, a valid passport with the entry status of “Temporary Visitor”. See the Exchange locations on the JR EAST Website.

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