JR Pass Tokyo Guide: Discount Info&Major Routes

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Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and the world's most populous metropolis. The city is known for its bustling city life, modern architecture, historical temples and shrines, and vibrant cultural scenes. It is a major economic hub, hosting numerous multinational corporations and serving as a significant command center for global economy. The article offers a comprehensive guide for JR Pass Tokyo, including trending JR Pass Tokyo products, JR Pass Tokyo routes, and attrations in JR Pass Tokyo areas.

JR Pass Tokyo Types

JR Pass Tokyo Types Price (Adult) Price (Child)
Tokyo Metro METRO + Toei Subway One-day Pass/Two-Day Pass/Three-Day Pass US$5.20 US$2.60
JR Tokyo Wide Pass [Ticket collection at Akihabara] US$99.73 US$46.58
Tokyo METRO subway ticket + Dongying subway 24-hour ticket/48-hour ticket/72-hour ticket US$6.50 US$3.48
Tokyo Free Pass 1 Week Free Pass US$60.39
Welcome Suica & JR Line One Day Pass (Pick up at Haneda Airport) US$17.82 /
Nikko PASS | Nikko All-Area Pass (Enjoy 3% off) US$27.08 US$6.90

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Major JR Pass Tokyo Routes

There is a special JR Pass in Tokyo, known as the "JR Tokyo Wide Pass", which allows unlimited travel on JR East trains within a designated 3-day period, including in Tokyo and its surrounding areas. Coupled with the JR Pass, you can quickly, conveniently, and affordably shuttle around downtown Tokyo and nearby airports.

From Narita Airport to and from Tokyo Station

You can use the JR Narita Express (abbreviated as N'EX) to directly reach Tokyo Station from Narita Airport. The N'EX is a rapid train service specifically connecting Narita Airport with major stations in downtown Tokyo, including Tokyo Station. Using the JR Pass, the journey from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station takes about 53 minutes.

From Haneda Airport to and from Tokyo Station

Haneda Airport does not have a direct JR line, but you can take the Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsucho Station and then switch to the JR Yamanote Line or the Keihin-Tohoku Line to reach Tokyo Station. The entire journey takes about 30 minutes. Please note that the Tokyo Monorail is not included in the JR Pass, but if you hold a JR Tokyo Wide Pass, you can ride for free.

From Haneda Airport to and from Narita Airport

This route requires you to first take the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station, then change to the JR Yamanote Line or the Keihin-Tohoku Line to reach Tokyo Station. At Tokyo Station, you need to switch to the Narita Express N'EX to directly reach Narita Airport. The entire journey involves multiple transfers, but if you hold a JR Pass or JR Tokyo Wide Pass, you can ride all JR trains except for the Tokyo Monorail for free. The entire journey takes about 90 minutes.

Other Popular JR Pass Tokyo Routes

Popular JR Pass Tokyo Routes Popular JR Pass Tokyo Route Detail Operation Time
Yamanote Line This circular route connects most of Tokyo’s major city centers, including Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ueno, and Tokyo Station. Approx. 4:30 AM to 1:20 AM.
Chuo Line One of the most important JR East lines that cross Tokyo from east to west. It links to Shinjuku, Yotsuya, Ochanomizu, Tokyo, and Kanda stations. Approx. 4:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Keihin-Tohoku Line This route runs parallel to the Yamanote Line on the eastern half of the city, connecting important city centers like Shinagawa, Tokyo, Akihabara, and Ueno. Approx. 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Tokaido Shinkansen This high-speed train connects Tokyo with Kyoto, Osaka, and points beyond. Approx. 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sobu Line This line runs parallel to the Chuo Line but at a slower speed. It links Shinjuku, Akihabara, and Chiba. Approx. 4:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Keiyo Line This line links Tokyo Station with Chiba and is especially useful for visiting Disneyland. Approx. 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM

JR Pass Tokyo Applicable Areas

Tokyo Metro METRO + Toei Subway Pass

  • Passengers can freely ride on 13 Tokyo Metro lines (including Tokyo Metro and all Toei Subway lines).
  • Accessible to major popular areas in Tokyo (Ueno, Tokyo, Asakusa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza, etc.).
  • By showing your ticket, you can enjoy special discounts at more than 350 public facilities in Tokyo!

JR Tokyo Wide Pass

Passengers can travel unlimitedly within the valid area on the map.

JR Tokyo Wide Pass


Tokyo METRO subway ticket + Dongying subway

Tokyo METRO subway ticket + Dongying subway
  • Unlimited rides on all Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines to travel around Tokyo conveniently
  • Containing 13 Tokyo Metro lines and 250 stations, it is easily accessible from popular areas such as Tokyo/Shinjuku/Shibuya/Ueno/Asakusa.

Tokyo Free Pass 1 Week Free Pass

Tokyo Free Pass 1 Week Free Pass

The Tokyo Attractions Package includes a selection of popular facilities, transportation packages and Food and Beverages restaurants. You can choose any three of your favorite facilities within a week.

Instructions of using Tokyo 1 Week Free Pass

  • Ticket activation period: 90 days from purchase
  • Example: Purchase a ticket on 7/1. Ticket activation period: 7/1~9/28
  • Ticket validity period: valid for 7 days from the first facility scanned
  • Example: Start using on 7/1. Validity period: 7/1~7/7
  • ※No age limit, applicable to both adults and Child

Welcome Suica & JR Line One Day Pass

Welcome Suica & JR Line One Day Pass
  • Enjoy unlimited rides on JR local trains and rapid train non-reserved seats for one day in the 23 wards of Tokyo and the Tokyo Monorail Line Seats
  • One-day unlimited rides on the Tokyo Monorail line between Haneda Airport and Hamaka-cho
  • Please note that the Tokyo Monorail 1-day ticket and the JR 1-day pass need to be in the same ticket For daily use

Nikko PASS | Nikko All-Area Pass(Enjoy 3% off)

Nikko PASS | Nikko All-Area Pass(Enjoy 3% off)

The All-Nikko Pass is suitable for travelers who want to visit every corner of Nikko, Kinugawa, and Lake Chuzenji! The most convenient discount ticket for visiting Nikko, the World Cultural Heritage Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen areas.

Eligibility for JR Pass Tokyo

The JR Pass Tokyo is only applicable to the following groups:

  • Non-Japanese tourists visiting Japan.
  • Those with short-term stay visas indicated on their passports (tourist visa, business visa, three-year multiple-entry tourist visa, etc.).

✨Note✨:

  • Long-term visas (student visa, work visa, etc.) are not eligible for purchase.
  • The same passenger is not allowed to purchase or exchange multiple tickets of the same type during the same period.

Popular Attractions in JR Pass Tokyo Areas

1. Tokyo Skytree

As the tallest structure in Japan and the second tallest in the world at the time of its completion, the Tokyo Skytree offers breathtaking views of the city. Visitors can go up to the observation decks for a panoramic view of Tokyo and, on a clear day, even see Mount Fuji in the distance.

Tokyo Skytree

2. Senso-ji Temple

Located in Asakusa, this is Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple. The iconic Kaminarimon Gate, with its giant red lantern, is a popular photo spot. Exploring the temple grounds and the adjacent Nakamise shopping street, where you can buy traditional snacks and souvenirs, is a must-do experience.

Senso-ji Temple

3. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

These two theme parks offer a magical experience for families and Disney fans. Tokyo Disneyland follows the classic Magic Kingdom layout, while Tokyo DisneySea is unique to Japan, with nautical-themed attractions and shows.

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

4. Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower located in the Shiba-Koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 meters, it is the second-tallest structure in Japan, ranking just below the Tokyo Skytree. It offer visitors a 360-degree view of Tokyo and, on a clear day, views of Mount Fuji.

Tokyo Tower

5. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

A large park with beautiful gardens in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen is a perfect spot for a relaxing stroll. It features traditional Japanese, English, and French-style gardens.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

6. Akihabara Electric Town

Akihabara Electric Town is a major shopping district in Tokyo, famous for its vast range of electronics, anime, and otaku goods, which include manga (Japanese comic books), video games, maid cafes, and more.

Akihabara Electric Town
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