Good News! JR East will be selling the special limited “JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020” for foreign residents!

JR East will be selling the special limited “JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020” available only to foreign passport holders (regardless of visa status). This pass will allow unlimited rides on both Shinkansen and limited express trains within the jurisdiction of JR East for three consecutive days during the set period. Please take this opportunity to invite all foreign residents in Japan to travel to areas such as Tohoku and Kanto so that they can enjoy Japanese railways and attractive local tourist destinations.

Product name JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020
Period of use October 16, 2020 (Friday) -February 28, 2021 (Sunday)
Period of sales October 16, 2020 (Friday) -February 26, 2021 (Friday)
Prices 12,000 yen (6,000 yen for child)
Eligibility Customers holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan.
Validity Unlimited rides on Shinkansen, limited express trains and local trains on JR East lines under the jurisdiction of JR East for 3 consecutive days during the set period.

【Unlimited-ride Area】

Tohoku・Yamagata・Akita・Joets・Hokuriku Shinkansen(between Tokyo and Joetsumyoko ) , JR East Lines (including BRT), Aoimori Railway Line, Iwate Galaxy Railway(IGR) Line, Sanriku Railway Line, Echigo TOKImeki Railway Line (between Myoko-Kogen and Naoetsu), Shinano Railway Line

How much can I save using this pass?

E.g. Return trip between Tōkyō Station and Sendai Station

The round trip fare for an adult on the Tōhoku Shinkansen (Tōkyō Station to Sendai Station) with a reserved seat is ¥22,000(*).

Make this trip for just ¥12,000 with the JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020!
This is a 3-day pass, so you can stay overnight and take your time exploring the area.

*In regular periods
*See the timetable or other information sources for the exact fare


How to Purchase/Receive your Rail Pass

(1) Available to purchase on the website

・Passes can be purchased from the WAmazing website below.
(Sales on the website will begin from 10:00 on October 16th,2020).
English: https://www.wamazing.com/ticket/tickets/wrp2020
Taiwan (Traditional Chinese): https://tw.wamazing.com/ticket/tickets/wrp2020
Hong Kong (Traditional Chinese): https://hk.wamazing.com/ticket/tickets/wrp2020
Simplified Chinese: Use WeChat App and scan the QR code on the right


・ Tickets can be picked up at the dedicated terminal installed at Ueno Station (scheduled to begin from October 17th).
≪Reference≫ Process from ticket purchase to receipt at WAmazing (image)

(2) Customers can purchase passes at JR East counters (JR EAST Travel Service Center, View Plaza, etc.)

JR EAST Travel Service Center in Tokyo Station, Ueno Station, Shinjuku Station, Shinagawa Station, Shibuya Station, Ikebukuro Station, Hamamatsucho Station, Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station, Narita Airport Terminal 2・3 Station , Tokyo Monorail Line Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station, Sendai Station.
JAPAN RAIL CAFE (Tokyo Station), JR EAST Welcome Center MATSUMOTO (Matsumoto Station), and View Plazas in Yokohama, Niigata, Nagano, Morioka, and Akita.
・ Please check purchase locations on the following website: (www.jreast.co.jp/e/ticketwindow/)


(3) Others

  • After receiving your rail pass, you can get a reserved seat ticket at a ticket counter or a ticket vending machine.
  • During the period of validity, you can pass directly through automatic ticket gates within thevalid area.


For more information, please find following Web page.

A dedicated web page URL: https://www.eastjapanrailway.com/pass/

*In this web page, we suggest attractive places for customers to visit using the “JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020”.

JR EAST official web site URL: https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/pass/welcomerailpass.html?src=gnavi

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