Discover Tohoku with the New JR East Pass

One of the drawbacks of being an expat living in Japan is that you miss out on all the sweet deals offered to visitors who enter the country on a tourist visa. For example, a traveler can purchase a Japan Rail (JR) Pass and see half of the country for the price a resident would pay for a single ticket on the shinkansen (bullet train). Thankfully, that’s all about to change. Starting April 1 (this is no joke!), the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) will offer foreigners living in Japan five-day unlimited trips on shinkansen, express and local trains across multiple prefectures in the eastern…

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