Source: JR East JR East releases first-ever rail pass for foreign residents in Japan 2020-10-07 Wed 2020-10-07 Wed The Japan Rail Pass, which provides unlimited travel riding JR trains (including the shinkansen bullet train) for a period of one, two or three weeks, is a highly convenient and cost effective way for visitors to explore as much of the country as possible during their stay. Up until now, the JR Rail Passes have only been available to foreign visitors, but the East Japan Railway Company will soon be releasing the first-ever JR Rail Pass for foreign residents in Japan. The new "JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020" is a limited pass to promote travel around the Tohoku and Kanto regions of Japan within the country's international community. During the available period, foreign passport holders (regardless of their visa status) can enjoy unlimited rides on JR East trains (including shinkansen and limited express) for three consecutive days. ・Period of use: October 16, 2020 (Friday) -February 28, 2021 (Sunday) ・Period of sales: October 16, 2020 (Friday) -February 26, 2021 (Friday) ・Prices: 12,000 yen (6,000 yen for child) ・Eligibility: Customers holding a passport issued by a country other than Japan. ・Validity：Unlimited rides on Shinkansen, limited express trains and local trains on JR East lines under the jurisdiction of JR East for 3 consecutive days during the set period. ・Unlimited-ride Area：Tohoku・Yamagata・Akita・Joetsu・ Hokuriku Shinkansen(between Tokyo and Joetsumyoko ) JR East Lines (including BRT), Aoimori Railway Line, Iwate Galaxy Railway(IGR) Line, Sanriku Railway Line, Echigo TOKImeki Railway Line (between Myoko-Kogen and Naoetsu), Shinano Railway Line Source: JR East You can find more details regarding the pass and purchase availability at the official website. Below is a map of unlimited travel areas and lines for reference. By - Big Neko. Tags: Japan / JR East / Rail Pass grape Japan Sightseeing JR East releases first-ever rail pass for foreign residents in Japan Related Article Japanese Creepy Snow Prank On Parent’s Car Is Straight Out Of A Horror Movie Turn Your Cat Into A Napping Dessert With The Kitty Fruit Tart Bed Hatsune Miku Fan Creates Miniature 3D Hologram Of The Digital Pop Star At Home Japan’s Ultimate Lazy Pillow Is A Giant Set Of Pigtails That Hugs You Back Tokyo Under A Magnifying Glass: Funky And Impressive Nighttime Photos With A Twist Be Mosquito Bite-Free In Wearable, Zip-Up Mosquito Nets!