Save your time and money: A special railway free pass to be on sale!
The JR EAST PASS SPECIAL, the limited-period version of JR EAST PASS issued exclusively for tourists from overseas by JR East, is to be sold.
Holders of the “JR EAST PASS SPECIAL” can travel free of charge for any three days in the three-month period from September 1 through November 30, 2010 on the following lines: All JR East lines, Nagano Dentetsu Line, Matsumoto Electric Railway, Ueda Dentetsu Line and Shinano Railway. (Bus rates are not applicable regardless of company.)
Foreign tourists can get a free copy of “ZAGAT NAGANO” English Edition at the JR EAST Travel Service Centers!
The centers at Narita International Airport Station and Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station will present copies to the first 2000 persons/groups to require reserved-car tickets for the Nagano Shinkansen “Asama” Super Express.
For further details, please refer to the official website of JR East.
Main sightseeing spots along the applicable railway systems are listed below. The nearest stations to the spots are also indicated in the parentheses. (※)
※ Please note that other transportation means, such as bus and taxi, may be required to reach sightseeing spots from the indicated stations.
◆ JR Nagano Shinkansen Super Express (長野新幹線)
Karuizawa (Karuizawa), Zenkoji Temple (Nagano), Ueda Castle Site (Ueda), Saku (Sakudaira)
◆JR Koumi Line (小海線)
Nobeyama Highland (Nobeyama), Komoro Castle Remains (Komoro)
◆JR Chuo Line (中央線)
Matsumoto Castle Site (Matsumoto), Lake Suwa and Kamisuwa Hot Springs (Kamisuwa), Tateshina Highland and Lake Shirakaba (Chino), Suwa Taisha Shrine(Shimosuwa), Kikyogahara Highland (Shiojiri)
※This unlimited-ride railway pass does not apply to the areas between Shiojiri and Nagoya. Please purchase separate tickets to get to Narai-juku (Narai,) Kisofukushima (Kisofukushima), and Tsumago-juku (Nagiso).
◆ JR Oito Line (大糸線)
Daio Wasabi Farm (Hotaka), Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route※(Omachi), Hakuba (Hakuba), Tsugaike Highland (Minami-Otari) ※Additional fares apply.
◆JR Shin-Etsu Line(信越本線)
Lake Nojiri and Madarao Highland (Kurohime)
● Nagano Dentetsu Line (長野電鉄)
Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park (Yudanaka), Yudanaka-Shibu Hot Springs (Yudanaka), Shiga Kogen (Yudanaka), Obuse (Obuse), Shinshu-Takayama Hot Spring Village (Suzaka), Zenkoji Temple (Nagano)
● Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line (上田電鉄別所線)
Bessho Hot Springs (Bessho Onsen), Ueda Castle Site (Ueda)
● Shinano Railway (しなの鉄道)
Komoro Castle Remain Park (Komoro), Unno-juku (Oya), Togura-Kamiyamada Hot Springs (Togura), Ueda Castle Site (Ueda)