#SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: JR East Welcome Pass 2020 – A Great Deal for Foreign Residents of Japan!
  • #SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: JR East Welcome Pass 2020 – A Great Deal for Foreign Residents of Japan!


    Foreign residents of Japan can currently take advantage of some great deals through the ‘Go To Travel’ campaign, with savings of up to 50% of your travel cost available! In addition, Japan Rail (JR) East have come to the party and are offering a great offer with the ‘JR East Welcome Rail Pass 2020’ – an exclusive offer for foreign residents of Japan.

    Available for purchase at selected JR offices including Nagano Station, the pass cover 3-days of consecutive use on lines operated by JR East including (but not limited to) the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano and as far as Joestu-Myoko, the Joetsu Shinkansen to Niigata via Echigo-Yuzawa, along with the Tohoko, Yamagata and Akita Shinkansen lines. In addition, the pass covers lots of local lines and convenient services. The pass is available from October 16th 2020 until February 28th 2021 and costs:

    For further information, see our ‘JR East Welcome Rail Pass 2020’ page.


    With current offers available to residents of Japan, there’s never been a better time to travel! Blessed with some of Japan’s most pristine and beautiful natural landscapes, Central Japan is the perfect place to escape the congestion of the city and the worries of daily life, and get back to your true nature – and with winter just round the corner, Nagano offers Japan’s best skiing and snowboarding within easy access of Tokyo.


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    When planning and booking your trip to Nagano and Central Japan, it’s important that you can do so with confidence that your intended destinations will be both enjoyable and safe.


    As a registered travel agent participating in the national ‘Go To Travel’ campaign, we can package your next trip to Nagano and Central Japan including transport, accommodation, tours, ski packages and more!We can arrange transport to and from any destination in the region, with a customised itinerary to suit your travel needs.


    Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from any destination in the region including any of Nagano’s fantastic ski resorts.


    Vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort and safety.


    We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!

    Why choose us?

    Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano.

    Got a question about visiting Nagano and Central Japan? Contact us at and let’s get planning together!