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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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Ordinary

Standard
    • 5 days

    • $161.00

    Ordinary

    Standard
      • 5 days

      • $82.00

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    Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass

    Info

    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

    5
    Consecutive Days
    Only on sale between 15th of Feb 2024 and Nov 6th. Sales period for 2025: 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"

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    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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