The JR East-Nagano-Niigata Rail Pass is a rail pass for exclusive use by foreign visitors
to Japan, providing unlimited travel on JR trains (including shinkansen and limited
express trains) in the Kanto and Nagano/Niigata areas on 5 days of
your choice within a 14 day period.
Unlimited travel on local, limited express and express trains including Shinkansen trains on the following rail company lines:
-JR Buses in the corresponding area (Individual lines may be subject to change)
-JR East Lines
-Izu Kyuko Line
-Echigo TOKImeki Railway: Arai-Naoetsu.
-The following limited express trains that directly run between the JR East lines and Tobu Railway lines:
the Nikko, the SPACIA Nikko, the Kinugawa, and the SPACIA Kinugawa.
-The pass can be used for travel on local and rapid trains between Shimo-imaichi and Tobu-nikko/Kinugawa-onsen on Tobu Railway Lines.
Between Kurihashi and Shimo-imaichi Stations, the pass may be used only on limited express trains that connect directly with Tobu Railway Lines.*
*The JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) may be used for Tobu Railway Lines as long as either the departing or destination station is on a JR line.
The JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) is not valid for the Tokaido Shinkansen as that is operated by a different rail company.
GALA Yuzawa Station is in operation only in winter and spring.
The JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) is valid on ordinary cars.
To ride on Green Cars, GranClass, individual compartments, Liners or sleeper cars,
an additional purchase is required, such as a limited express or sleeper ticket.
See the station staff for further details.
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