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Monday, March 13, 2017

JR East Introduces New 3-Day Pass To Tohoku

Above, the Zuiganji temple walk in Matsushima. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

JR East has introduced a new 3-day pass for foreign tourists who are spending most of their time in Tokyo.

Japan Today reported:
TOKYO —If you’re thinking of travelling to or around Japan this summer, you’ll need to ask yourself: Should I buy one of the various all-you-can-ride passes from Japan Railways? 
The decision of whether or not to buy a JR Pass is a bit tricky. Sure, the passes can save you a ton of money if you’re making a multi-leg journey to far-flung regions of the country. If you’re going to be spending a large chunk of your trip in Tokyo, though, where it’s easiest to get around by the not-covered-by-JR-passes subway, a JR pass might not be the best option. 
But as endlessly interesting as Tokyo is, you might find yourself wanting to make one excursion outside the capital, perhaps to see the beautiful mountains of Nagano or the lush forests of the northeastern Tohoku region. If such a side-trip stirs your wanderlust, JR East’s brand-new three-day pass is just about perfect.
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