Back to Itinerary check

JR Kanto Area Pass

about 3 years ago
1 response

I will go Tokyo on 14 Feb 2015 and stay Karuizawa from 15-19 Feb2015, then return Tokyo on 19 Feb and go Yokohama on 20 Feb.

on 14 Feb, I will take NEX to Tokyo
on 15 Feb, I will take Shinkansen to Karuizawa
on 19 FEb, I will take Shinkansen back to Tokyo
on 20 Feb, JR to Yokohama, day trip
on 21 Feb, I will take NEX from tokyo to Narita.

1) Can I buy Shinkansen tickets and JR Kanto Area pass on 14 Feb 2015, and validate the tickets later? ie. JR Kanto area pass to be used on 19-21 Feb. Can I reserve the seats in advance?
2) Does JR Kanto Area pass cover all the transportation on 19-21 Feb (the shinkansen from Karuizawa to Tokyo, JR to Yokohama and NEX from tokyo to Narita)?
2) Is getting JR pass much expensive than getting individual tickets in my itinerary(NEX narita to Tokyo, Shinkanseen Tokyo to Karuizawa, JR Kanto Area Pass)

12228 posts
about 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

1.) Yes you may make seat reservations right away after purchase. Even if you start using it at a later date.

2.) Yes, all these lines are covered.

3.) Just going to Karuizawa alone would cost more, so it's a good deal!

Hope this helps,

Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $259.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 10935 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.

Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes