Is Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket possible without JR Pass?

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Travelinjapan Female Thailand 2019/04/16

I plan to go to Nagano from Tokyo by bus and want to use Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket but I don\\\\\\\’t have JR Pass. Is it possible to buy Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket without JR Pass?

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/04/16

Hi there,

You do not need to have the JR Pass to purchase the Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket. The only requirements are the following:

  • you must have a passport from a country other than Japan
  • you must enter Japan as a temporary visitor

Also, the pass can only be used for one-way travel through the Apline Route. People who wish to travel roundtrip (i.e. up to Murodo and back the way they came) cannot use the pass. See more information about the pass here.

I hope that answers your question!


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