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JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020: Only 12,000 Yen For 3 Days Of Travel!

JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020: Only 12,000 Yen For 3 Days Of Travel!

Translated by Chris

Written by MATCHA-NEWS

2020.10.06 Bookmark

Are you planning a trip for this autumn, or winter? Save on travel costs with the new JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020. Only 12,000 yen for 3 days of unlimited rides!

A New Travel Pass from JR East

JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020: A Limited Time Offer From JR East

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On October 16th, JR East will begin selling a new travel pass available to those with overseas passports. The JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 will be on sale until February 26th, 2021. This three-day, unlimited pass offers both visitors and residents with overseas passports a great opportunity to explore eastern Japan.

About the Welcome Rail Pass

Welcome Rail Pass 2020: A Limited Time Offer From JR East

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Let’s take a look at the price and features of the JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020. It costs 12,000 yen for adults, and 6,000 for children. The pass is available to anyone in Japan with an overseas passport, regardless of visa status.

The pass is valid for 3 days, and allows unlimited rides on local, limited express, and Shinkansen trains operated by JR East. It can also be used to receive a reserved seat at a ticket counter or terminal, and can even be used at automatic ticket gates!

In addition to JR East lines, the JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 covers a number of local lines within its area, including the Aoimori Railway, Iwate Galaxy Railway (IGR), Sanriku Railway, Echigo TOKImeki Railway (between Myoko-Kogen and Naoetsu), and the Shinano Railway Line.

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As you can see, the JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 supports one of the largest areas of any JR travel pass; be sure to take advantage of this limited time offer during the Fall and Winter holidays.

How to Buy Your Welcome Rail Pass

Welcome Rail Pass 2020: A Limited Time Offer From JR East

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You can purchase the new pass either in person, at a JR East Travel Service Center, or online. JR East counters are located in most major JR stations, including Tokyo, Ueno, Shinjuku, and Shibuya Station. For a full list of purchase locations, you can check this JR East page.

If you’d prefer to purchase your pass online, they will be available from JR partner WAmazing starting on October 16th. Passes purchased through WAmazing can be picked up from an automated terminal in Ueno Station, starting on October 17th.

Travel Opportunities

The JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 is a fantastic opportunity for anyone planning to travel around eastern Japan. For travel inspiration, and destinations convenient to this new pass, you can check JR East’s website, and our in-depth articles below.

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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