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night bus covered by jr pass

Night bus covered by JR pass

This is my first time in Japan. I already bought JR Pass for 7 days. I wonder whether I can travel from Aomori to Toyama ( to track Alpine route). Is there a night bus from Tokyo to Toyama operated by JR. can I use my JR pass with that night bus? Therefore I can take Shinkansen from Aomori back to Tokyo then take a night bus to Toyama.
Thanks so much.


Hi there,

Unfortunately there's no night bus covered by the JR Pass. I would suggest using the Shinkansen during the day instead. The trip Aomori - Tokyo is non stop and takes a couple of hours, so perhaps you could get some shut-eye there.

Have a good time in Japan!


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