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Regional JR Passes offers unlimited travel within a given area or route for a fraction of the cost of a Japan Rail Pass and offers excellent value for money. Before considering regional passes we suggest first finding out what is the Japan rail pass and ensure all passengers are eligible for the Japan Rail Pass.

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    • 5 days

    • $163.00


    • 5 days

    • $84.00

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Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass


The Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass is a great offer for travelers exploring the Japanese Alps. It includes travel on the famous Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and offers a very good deal compared to purchasing normal tickets.

Available Passes

Consecutive Days
Only on sale between 1st of Feb 2017 and Nov 8th. Sales period for 2018: TBA.

Child passes (6-11) are available for half price

What's included?

  • The pass includes unlimited travel on non-reserved seats for the JR Chuo Main line between Nagoya - Matsumoto, on the JR Oito line between Matsumoto and Shinano-Omachi and the JR Takayama line between Toyama and Nagoya.
  • Unlimited travel on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
  • Up to 4 seat reservations can be made for free on JR ltd. express trains.
  • Non-reserved seating on Toyama Chiho Railway limited express trains between Dentetsu-Toyama station and Tateyama station.

Limitations and things to keep in mind

  • The Alpine route can be extremely busy during holiday periods and weekends. This can result in long queues and no availability for seating. Shinkansen lines are not included.
  • Pass holders can not use the Tateyama cable car reservation system.

Eligibility details

The JR Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass can only be used by visitors entering Japan using a “Temporary Visitor Visa"


Exchange station locations

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Tokyo Station
JR Central Ticket office / JR Tokai tours
7:30 - 20:30Weekly
Shinagawa Station
JR Central Ticket office / JR Tokai tours
9:00 - 19:00Weekly
Shin-Yokohama Station
JR Central Ticket office / JR Tokai tours
8:00 - 20:30Weekly
Nagoya Station
JR Central Ticket office
6:00 - 23:00Weekly
Kyoto Station
JR Central/West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:00Weekly
Shin-Osaka Station
JR Central/West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:30Weekly
Osaka Station
JR West Ticket office
5:30 - 23:30Weekly

Itinerary recommendations

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
The Alpine route is the main attraction of for this pass. Worthwhile stopovers include Takayama, Gero Onsen and Matsumoto.

Conditions of use

  • The pass cannot be used at an automatic ticket gate, please show your pass at a manned gate when entering and exiting the train platform area.
  • The pass can be refunded at any station where the pass can be exchanged in Japan, a 10% processing fee applies. Our general refund policy applies for refunds outside of Japan.
  • No refunds or re-issue is possible for a stolen, lost or damaged rail pass.
  • Pass users must carry their passport with them and show their passport upon request by JR Staff.
  • No compensation is given in the case of cancelled or delayed trains for whatever reason.
  • The pass is counted in days from midnight to midnight (as opposite to periods of 24 hours), the first day of use is counted as a full day, no matter what time you start using it.
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