Literally meaning “harbor of the future,” Minato Mirai is a seaside urban district in Central Yokohama filled with high-rise buildings and entertainment attractions. It is famous for its beautiful night view and a giant Ferris wheel clock, which dominates the skyline.
Designated as an Important Cultural Property, Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture is a Shinto shrine where the most famous samurai leader Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined. It is home to the original carving that inspired the famous “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil” saying. Red leaves embellish the area in autumn, and the snow during winter adds to the serenity of this place.
Frequented by locals and tourists alike, Shiraito Falls in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture is a waterfall measuring three meters high and 70 meters wide. Its name literally means “Waterfall of White Threads,” as it looks like a white string curtain. The area looks even more stunning in autumn when the leaves change colors.
Popular for being the only snow resort in the world with its own Shinkansen station, GALA Yuzawa is a great place for some winter fun. Various snow activities can be enjoyed here like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow tubing, etc. The best part is that it is only 75 minutes away from Tokyo by bullet train!
Belonging to the Fuji Five Lakes, Lake Kawaguchi is the second largest in terms of area and the lake with the longest shoreline. At its eastern end is a hot spring town, and its northern shores offer the best views of Japan’s tallest mountain. The scenery here is particularly amazing when maple trees are in bloom and autumn colors reach their peak!
JR TOKYO Wide Pass is a discount pass that allows unlimited travel on all JR East trains in the Tokyo and Mt. Fuji areas (all covered areas are shown on the map), inclusive of the Shinkansen, for 3 consecutive days. It is a great way to explore Tokyo and other nearby places this fall/winter!
JR TOKYO Wide Pass is a special discount pass available only to foreign passport holders in Japan, regardless of visa status (temporary visitor, long-term resident, permanent resident, etc.). It can be purchased at JR EAST Travel Service Centers and online.
For 3 consecutive days, pass holders can enjoy unlimited travel on all JR East trains in Tokyo and its surrounding areas, inclusive of the Shinkansen. You can start your journey by exploring Tokyo, then hop aboard the Shinkansen to GALA Yuzawa, before heading to Mt. Fuji.
Travel around Tokyo and Mt. Fuji with just one pass
Travel faster via the Shinkansen
Make seat reservations for free and secure your seat in advance
Save money with the amazing prices
JR EAST Travel Service Centers are travel assistance facilities selling and exchanging passes, as well as providing information in different languages.
If you want to expand your journey to the eastern Japan region, check out this special limited discount pass!
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