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Journey through the scenic natural beauty bordering the Sea of Japan with the Hokuriku Arch Pass A discount pass for 7 days of unlimited train travel in the specified area

Relax at one of the three major nature spots in Karuizawa

Nagano’s Karuizawa Kumoba Pond is nicknamed as “Swan Lake” for the many wild birds that you can find in this body of water. In autumn, the contrast between the colorful foliage around the pond and the clear blue sky creates a magnificent scenery. It is a great spot to take a breather and enjoy forest bathing.

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Take delight in the route that passes through the spectacular scenery of the Northern Japan Alps

In the Hokuriku region lies Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which connects Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture with Omachi City in Nagano Prefecture. The route can be traveled through by various means of transportation, including cable cars, buses, and ropeways. While the main attraction here is the view of the Tateyama Mountain Range, the vivid colors of the fall leaves add to the scenery during autumn season.

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Fill your tummy with this appetizing Japanese curry

Named after Kanazawa City in Ishikawa, Kanazawa curry is a distinct variety of Japanese curry. It is characterized by rich, thick brown curry that entirely covers the rice, topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet drizzled with tonkatsu sauce, served in a stainless steel bowl, and with a side of shredded cabbage. No wonder this sweet and flavorful dish is popular throughout Japan!

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Be in a state of Zen right in the very heart of Zen Buddhism

Deep in the mountains just outside of Fukui City is Eiheiji Temple. Eiheiji, sometimes called the “Temple of Eternal Peace,” is a large temple complex with over 70 buildings and structures and is one of the two head temples of Soto Zen. You can practice Zen meditation here, and even experience the daily life of monks if you are up for a unique challenge.

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Admire the opulence of a temple made of real gold

One of the most famous sights in Kyoto and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is Kinkaku-ji Temple. It is a Zen Buddhist temple also referred to as the “Golden Pavilion” as its top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Popular among local and foreign tourists alike regardless of season, it is especially beautiful in autumn with vivid red leaves and in winter with white snow.

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Eat your way through “the kitchen of Japan”

Complete your trip with a visit to Osaka, said to be the country’s food capital, and enjoy its local cuisine. The entertainment area of Dotonbori is the place to be if you are looking to try a wide variety of Japanese food such as takoyaki, Osaka-style okonomiyaki, kushikatsu, and the quintessential ramen. Probably the most popular tourist destination in Osaka, Dotonbori is renowned for its colorful neon lights and the Glico Running Man sign.

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Hokuriku Arch Pass

Adult: 24,440 yen
Child: 12,220 yen

Hokuriku Arch Pass is a discount pass that allows unlimited travel on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Tokyo and Kanazawa), limited express trains, and local (including rapid service) trains (non-reserved seat on “HARUKA”) in the Tokyo and Kansai areas* for 7 consecutive days. It is a great way to explore Japan this fall/winter!

*Further details about the usage area can be checked on the map.

What’s Hokuriku Arch Pass?

Hokuriku Arch Pass is a special discount pass available only to non-Japanese passport holders with a short-term visa of no longer than 90 days. It can be purchased at JR EAST Travel Service Centers and online.

Hokuriku Arch Pass is a discount pass that allows unlimited travel on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Tokyo and Kanazawa), limited express trains, and local (including rapid service) trains (non-reserved seat on “HARUKA”) in the Tokyo and Kansai areas* for 7 consecutive days. It is a great way to explore Japan this fall/winter!

*Further details about the usage area can be checked on the map.

Hokuriku Arch Pass

Benefit 1:

Travel around Tokyo, Hokuriku, and Kansai with just one pass

Benefit 2:

Travel faster via the Shinkansen

Benefit 3:

Make seat reservations for free and secure your seat in advance

Benefit 4:

Save money with the amazing prices

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