The JR East-Tohoku Area 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 Tohoku regions 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 East Lines (including BRT*)
-Izu Kyuko Line
-Iwate Galaxy Railway (IGR)
-Sendai Airport Transit
-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.
-JR Buses in the corresponding area (Individual lines may be subject to change)
Between Kurihashi and Shimo-imaichi Stations, the pass may be used only on limited express trains that connect directly with Tobu Railway Lines.**
* Bus Rapid Transit.
**The JR EAST PASS (Tohoku 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 (Tohoku 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.
Special operating intervals and trains may be in service to meet the needs in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
The JR EAST PASS (Tohoku 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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