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10 months ago
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We are looking at doing the following train trips (over 13 days) in Jan 2023.

Narita Airport to Shinjuku
Shinjuku to Iiyama (for Nozawa Onsen ski resort)
Iiyama to Nagano (optional - may possibly get micro bus)
Nagano to Matsumoto (return)
Nagano to Narita Airport

Now that JREast has discontinued with the 5-day flexible pass, is there any other pass that would work for these trips?

As foreigners, are we able to use Ekinet to buy tickets at a discount?

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9 months ago

Hi there,

It would depend on how many days you plan to spend in each city. Could you give me an estimate of this?

This would help me find the best option.

Kind regards,

3 posts
9 months ago


Thanks for your reply. Our 13-day itinerary for 11 adults and 1 child is:

Day 1 (5th Jan) – Narita International Airport to Shinjuku
Day 4 (8th Jan) – Shinjuku to Iiyama (transfer to bus to Nozawa Onsen)
Day 11 (15th Jan) – Nozawa Onsen to Snow Monkey Park and then to Nagano (either with JR Pass or chartered micro bus for 12 persons)
Day 12 (16th Jan) – Nagano to Matsumoto and back to Nagano
Day 13 (17th Jan) – Nagano to Narita Airport

Another question – are foreigners able to use Ekinet to buy tickets at a discount?

Thank you.

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