JR East Pass Price and Some Changes From April 2021

East Japan Railway Company offers the service for customers who purchase JR East Pass which will be valid from April 2021. JR East Pass holders will be able to use the automatic ticket gates and purchase the rail pass at ticket vending machines. JR East Pass price will be increased as well.

JR East Pass

The price revision will be valid from 1st April 2021. There are no changes to the JR TOKYO Wide Pass and N'EX TOKYO Round Trip Ticket. 

Pass name Previous price for adults (Unit: Yen) New price for adults (Unit: Yen) New price for children (Unit: Yen) Other changes
(Tohoku area)
Overseas: 19,350
Japan: 20,360
20,000*1 10,000 ・Available for purchase to anyone with a foreign passport.
・Change to a consecutive pass*2   (5-day pass).
(Nagano, Niigata area)
Overseas: 17,310
Japan: 18,330
18,000*1 9,000
Hokuriku Arch Pass Overseas: 24,440
Japan: 25,460
Overseas: 24,500
Japan: 25,500
Overseas: 12,250
Japan: 12,750
・Reserved seating can be used on the limited express train Haruka.
JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass Overseas: 26,900
Japan: 27,930
27,000*1 13,500 ・Change to a consecutive pass*2   (6-day pass).
JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass Overseas: 19,750
Japan: 20,790
24,000*1 12,000 ・Valid period will be extended by one day and changed to a consecutive pass*2   (6-day pass).

*1 Same price for outside Japan and within Japan

*2 Consecutive pass: Can be used continuously from the day it is first used for the specified number of valid days.

Note: Each user will still need to have their passport checked.

Now, JR East Pass holders must show JR East Pass to staff at the station before passing the gate. From April 2021, the customers are able to use the ticket with automatic gate.

Image: JR East Website

A passport reader will be installed on Reserved Seat Ticket Vending Machines at some stations* and customers will be able to purchase a rail pass using the machines by tapping their passport on the reader. Seat reservation is possible on the JR East Reserved Seat Ticket Vending Machines.

Image: JR East Website

*Stations where a passport reader will be installed from April 2021: Tokyo, Ueno, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Shinagawa, Hamamatsucho, Yokohama, Mito, Narita Airport, Narita Airport Terminal 2·3, Sendai, Yamagata, Fukushima, Morioka, Hachinohe, Aomori, Akita, Niigata, Nagano, and Matsumoto.


・ Details of where the machines will be installed will be posted on the official website before the service starts (approximately on March). https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/

・ Sale locations vary depending on the pass.

Reference: JR East Website

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