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can jr east pass (tohoku area) be used to go to nagano?

Can JR East Pass (Tohoku Area) be used to go to Nagano?

Can JR East Pass (Tohoku Area) be used to go to Nagano?
On the route map, it can be used for Hokuriku Shinkansen but it ends at the sakudaira.

I am going to Zao and Akita so I have bought the Tohoku Area Pass.
Then I add Nagano to my plan.

Can I buy additional ticket at the jr office so that I can travel on Shinkansen Kagayaki from Ueno to Nagano?


Hi there,

This is correct, you can still travel on but would have to pay the difference in ticket price on board the train or when you arrive.

Hope this helps,

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