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travelling to tateyama kurobe alpine route using jr east pass

Travelling to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route using JR East Pass

Hi Admin,

how can we use our JR East Pass to go to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route?

this is my itinerary:

  1. Shinjuku (Tokyo) - Matsumoto
  2. Matsumoto - Shinano-Omachi
  3. Shinano-Omachi - Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
  4. Toyama - Matsumoto

my question is can we use JR East Pass from Dentetsu-Toyama Station back to Matsumoto Station?

i want to use Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket (1 way)

hope you can help me. thank you.



Hi there,

The JR Pass does not come even close to accessing the Kurobe Alpine route. You would be better of here to simply buy normal tickets than use a JR East Pass.

The JR East Pass is mostly good for travel north of Tokyo.

Hope this helps,

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