JR Tokyo Wide Pass (JR Kanto Area Pass)

Important Note: From December 19, 2015, the "Kanto Area Pass" will be renamed "Tokyo Wide Pass". The pass' coverage area will be slightly enlarged (to additionally cover the Rinkai Line and the Joetsu Shinkansen as far as Echigo-Yuzawa), and its price will increase from 8,300 yen to 10,000 yen.

The JR Kanto Area Pass is a rail pass for exclusive use by non-Japanese passport holders, providing unlimited travel on JR trains (including shinkansen and limited express trains) and selected non-JR trains in the Kanto Region on three consecutive days.

JR Kanto Area Pass (until December 18, 2015)
8,300 yen
Child (6-11 years)
4,200 yen

JR Tokyo Wide Pass (from December 19, 2015)
10,000 yen
Child (6-11 years)
5,000 yen


1) Unlimited use of local, rapid, express, limited express and shinkansen trains operated by JR East in the Kanto Region as well as parts of Nagano, Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures. From December 19, 2015, the pass will cover the Joetsu Shinkansen as far as Echigo-Yuzawa (and Gala Yuzawa during the ski season) in Niigata Prefecture.
2) Unlimited use of the following non-JR trains (local, rapid, express and limited express):
3) The pass is not valid on the Tokaido Shinkansen (which is not operated by JR East). A supplement fee has to be paid on Hayabusa and Komachi trains along the Tohoku Shinkansen and when riding the observation car of limited express trains by Fujikyu Railway. There are also a small number of JR trains, which partially run on the tracks of different railway companies which are not fully covered by the pass (except those on tracks of the Izukyu and Fujikyu Railways).
4) Seat reservations can be made for free.
5) The pass is valid on three consecutive calendar days.
6) Only holders of a non-Japanese passport can use the JR Kanto Area Pass, including foreign residents of Japan.
7) During the ski season, pass holders can profit from discounted offers for lift tickets, ski rental and onsen admission at the Gala Yuzawa resort.

Points of Sale

The JR Tokyo Wide Pass (JR Kanto Area Pass) is sold at Narita Airport, Haneda Airport and Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Ueno and Yokohama Stations. From December 19, 2015, it will also be available at Mito Station.


The JR Tokyo Wide Pass (JR Kanto Area Pass) can be a good value, and is particularly useful for travelers who plan to make multiple side trips from Tokyo to popular destinations outside the city such as Nikko, the Fuji Five Lakes, the Izu Peninsula, Karuizawa or the onsen towns of Gunma Prefecture. Below are the approximate round trip fares for popular side trips, illustrating that the pass can pay off relatively easily:

To Nikko 3,000 yen (by Tobu Railways), 10,000 yen (by shinkansen)
To the Fuji Five Lakes    3,500 yen (by bus), 7,000 yen (by limited express train)
To Shimoda 12,000 yen (by limited express train)
To Kusatsu Onsen 10,000 yen (by limited express train)
To Karuizawa 10,000 yen (by shinkansen)
To Kamakura 2,000 yen


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