noypi
noypi
over 2 years ago
4 responses

Hello and Good day!

I will be getting a JR pass for my family and I this december. One of our destinations in our itinerary is Gala Yuzawa. I know that the JR pass covers the Joetsu Shinkansen which the bullet train to Gala Yuzawa. But there is also a JR kanto pass with the Gala option. MY QUESTION, When i get a JR pass, can i also get the gala option? Thanks.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

There's no added Gala option for the JR Pass. However you can use the Shinkansen all the way to Gala Yuzawa, since the JR Pass covers this part already.

The Kanto Pass does not, hence the extra add-on.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

noypi
noypi
4 posts
over 2 years ago

Arigato daniel san. Very big help. Now I know I have to budget that in. Domo arigato go zaimasu!

vernicelau
vernicelau
4 posts
about 2 years ago

Hi there,

Can I check if these special benefits apply to the JR Pass (either 7 day or 14 days)?

http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/topics/kpeilp00000tba5d-att/kpeilp00000tbadd.pdf . Enjoy special benefits at the GALA Yuzawa ski resort "JR TOKYO Wide Pass" holders are entitled to the following special benefits when they present their pass at the GALA Yuzawa ski resort information counter.
[Special benefit 1] Pass holders who enjoy playing in the snow can purchase a GALA Yuzawa "sled play set with gondola ticket"
(round-trip gondola ticket + sled + boots + gloves set) at the discounted price of ¥1,300 for adults and ¥1,000 for children. (Normal price = ¥2,600 for adults and ¥1,550 for children)
[Special Benefit 2] Pass holders who enjoy skiing can purchase a GALA Yuzawa "locker set with lift ticket" (one-day lift ticket + locker
ticket + 10% off ski rental voucher + 10% off skiing school voucher) at the discounted price of ¥3,100 for adults and
¥1,550 for children. (Normal price = ¥5,600 for adults and ¥3,300 for children) [Special benefit 3] Pass holders can also enjoy SPA GALA-NO-YU at the discounted price of ¥1,000 for adults and ¥600 for children.
(Normal price = ¥1,300 for adults and ¥800 for children) * "JR EAST PASS" holders are entitled to the same benefits upon presentation of their pass.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

No unfortunately not, this is a special add-on for JR Kanto Pass users.


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