This rail pass is valid for travel between Tokyo and the central area of the main island to exciting destinations such as Nagano and Niigata. This 5 day flexible pass includes unlimited travel aboard sections of the Tohoku Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen.
Unlimited travel throughout the JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) including 4 Shinkansen Super Express Lines (also known as the Bullet Trains).
Foreign nationals who are holders of non-Japanese passports (who have entered Japan with a “Temporary Visitor” visa to stay in Japan for no longer than 90 days) are eligible. Passports are required for confirmation purposes at the time of exchange or purchase.
Any 5 days out of the 14-day period from the date of issue (Flexible 5-day use)
* The date of issue refers to the date of pick-up for passes purchased overseas and the date of purchase for passes purchased in Japan.
The starting date of validity of the JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) cannot be changed.
Valid in Ordinary Class. Unlimited use of the ordinary car reserved seating on limited express trains (Shinkansen included), express trains, and local trains on JR EAST lines, all Izu Kyuko lines, all Tokyo Monorail lines, all Hokuetsu Express lines, and the Echigo TOKImeki Railway line (between “Naoetsu – Arai”), within the free usage area. In addition, there is unlimited use of the ordinary car reserved seating on limited express trains such as the Tobu Direct Limited Express “Nikko”, “SPACIA Nikko”, “Kinugawa”, “SPACIA Kinugawa” trains, and the local trains between Shimo-Imaichi and Tobu-nikko / Kinugawa-onsen stations on the Tobu Railway lines.
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.
For more details please refer to https://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/English/wb/common/Menu/Menu.aspx
How to Exchange your E-ticket
JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) has to be collected at one of the 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.