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East hokkaido
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    • 6 days flexible within 14 days

    • $234.00

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    • 6 days flexible within 14 days

    • $117.00

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JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Info

The JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass is ideal for travelers visiting Tohoku and and southern part of Hokkaido, connecting Tokyo with Sapporo. Ride the Hayabusa Shinkansen directly from Tokyo to Hokkaido, the fastest Shinkansen in Japan!

Available Passes

6
Flexible Days
within a 14 day period.

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

What's included?

  • This pass is valid for unlimited travel within its validity area. This includes: the Shinkansen (bullet trains), ltd. express, express and local trains.
  • Within the validity area, the following lines are included: JR Hokkaido lines, JR East Lines (including BRT*), Izu Kyuko Line, Tokyo Monorail, Aoimori Railway, Iwate Galaxy Railway, Sendai Airport Transit.
  • This pass can be used for travel on local and rapid trains between Shimo-imaichi and Tobu-nikko/Kinugawa-onsen on Tobu Railway Lines. Between Kurihashi and Shimo-imaichi Stations, the pass may be used only on limited express trains that connect directly with Tobu Railway Lines. This pass may be used for Tobu Railway Lines as long as either the departing or destination station is on a JR line.
  • Seat reservations are available free of charge on Shinkansen and ltd. express trains.

Limitations and things to keep in mind

  • The Hayabusa Shinkansen has reserved seats only, be sure to get yours before boarding.
  • The South Hokkaido Railway is not included.
  • No buses, either local or Express buses (intercity) are included.
  • The Pass is not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen.
  • The station of Gala-Yuzawa is only open during the winter sport season, Echigo-Yuzawa is the closest station when Gala-Yuzawa is closed.

Eligibility details

The JR JR East-South Hokkaido Rail 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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Sapporo Station
JR Information Desk
8:30 - 19:00Daily
New Chitose Airport station
JR Information Desk
8:30 - 19:00Daily
Hakodate station
Twinkle Plaza
10:00 - 18:00'Weekly
Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
JR Information Desk
9:00 - 19:00Weekly
Noboribetsu Station
JR Information Desk
7:00 - 18:45Weekly
Aomori Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 17:30Weekly
Hachinohe Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 17:30Weekly
Akita Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 17:00Weekly
Morioka Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 17:00Weekly
Sendai Airport
Michinoku Tour Information
9:00 - 21:00Weekly
Sendai Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 18:00Weekly
Yamagata Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 17:00 (closed on Sundays)Weekly
Fukushima Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 17:00 (closed on Sundays)Weekly
Mito Station
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 17:00Weekly
Narita Airport Terminal 1/2/3 Station
JR Ticket Office
6:30 - 21:45Weekly
Haneda Airport International Terminal Station
JR EAST Travel Service Center
6:40 - 18:30Weekly
Tokyo Station
JR EAST Travel Service Center (Marunouchi North Exit)
7:30 - 20:30Weekly
Shinagawa Station
Travel Service Center
9:00 - 19:00Weekly
Ueno Station
Travel Service Center
9:00 - 19:00Weekly
Shinjuku
Travel Service Center
9:00 - 19:00Weekly
Shibuya
Travel Service Center
10:00 - 18:30Weekly
Ikebukuro
Travel Service Center
9:00 - 18:00Weekly
Yokohama
Travel Service Center
9:00 - 19:00Weekly

Itinerary recommendations

Sendai
Sendai
Sendai is a perfect stopover between Tokyo and Sapporo, explore the city for a day or visit the closeby Matsushima or Yamadera.
Hakodate
Hakodate
Hakodate, the most southern city of Hokkaido. During the day you can enjoy some of the finest fish from the local harbour, visit the star shaped Fort Goryokaku, then go up the ropeway of Mt. Hakodate for one of the finest night views in Japan.
Otaru
Otaru
Otaru, this small harbour town lies just 30 minutes west of Sapporo. Great for a day trip and some of the freshest Sashimi you’ll ever taste!

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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