Last Updated: Feb 4, 2024

The JR East Pass (Tohoku Area)

Five Days in Northern Japan

Donny Kimball
17 min readFeb 4, 2024

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While Japanese passport holders can’t use the JR East Pass (Tohoku Area), both foreign residents and overseas tourists can make use of this great value ticket that allows for unlimited travel in east Japan. The rail pass even works as far as Narita Airport.
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium

At the beginning of January 2024, I embarked on an epic, five-day-long adventure across much of northern Japan. While the primary goal was to produce three reels to promote the JR East Pass (Tohoku Area), I also wanted to see for myself just how much travel I could pack into a mere 120 hours…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/