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 Access to Aomori Prefecture

This page introduces the access to each area in Aomori Prefecture. Please check the time table or the routes of the train and the airplane with the operating companies.

airplane access


Rail pass??

People who are foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor." can purchase Rail Pass from JR companies.


JR East Japan Rail Pass

When you take the airplane to Aomori Prefecture, you might have the delay of your flight because of the snow and bad weather. You might have to cancel the flight and spend the night at the hotel near the airport in some cases.

JR railroad which runs all over Japan had completed the extension of the railroad to Aomori Prefecture in 2010. It takes only 3 hours 20 minutes to get to Shin Aomori Station from Tokyo Station. The transportation became very convenient.

Japanese railroad is very punctual and safe. The ticket prices of the train seem to be expensive but there are some reasonable rail pass for visitors from abroad.

You can purchase JR Rail Pass at JR Station or JR companies in each area in Japan. The prices and valid train routes are different depending on JR companies. When you come to Japan using Narita Airport or Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) and if you take the train to come to Aomori Prefecture, the rail pass covers the trip to Aomori. Therefore we will explain about JR EAST PASS.


Who is eligible for a Japan Rail Pass?

You are a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sight-seeing, under the entry status of "temporary visitor."
"Temporary Visitor" entry status, according to Japanese Immigration Law, allows a stay in Japan of 15 days or 90 days for "sight-seeing, etc." If you apply for a "stay for sight-seeing" when you enter Japan, entry personnel will stamp your passport as "Temporary Visitor," as shown below. Only persons who have a passport bearing this stamp can use a JAPAN RAIL PASS.

※Textual quotation from JR JAPAN RAIL PASS WEB


Even if you visit Japan with an Exchange Order, to be turned in for a JAPAN RAIL PASS, the exchange cannot be made unless you have "Temporary Visitor" status; if you enter Japan under any other official status, such as "Trainee," "Entertainer," or "Reentry Permit," you cannot change the Exchange Order for a JAPAN RAIL PASS. Please note that according to strict interpretation of the Japanese Immigration Law, "Temporary Visitor" status differs even from other types of stays that are also for only short time periods.


Types and Prices

There are two types of JAPAN EAST PASS: Green (for superior-class Green cars), and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 5-day, 10-day, and Flexible 4-day PASS. See “Valid Period “on JR EAST WEB. The table below shows you the prices of Rail Pass. The local currency price, applicable exchange rate, and issue date for an Exchange Order are specified on the Exchange Order itself. Note that the purchase exchange rate may differ from the exchange rate in effect when you actually visit Japan.

Pass Type

Ordinary Car

Green Car

(26 and over)

(12 to 25 years old)

(6 to 11 years old)

(12 and over )

(6 to 11 years old)

5day pass
Five consecutive days

JPY 20,000

JPY 16,000

JPY 10,000

JPY 28,000

JPY 14,000

10day pass
10 consecutive days

JPY 32,000

JPY 25,000

JPY 16,000

JPY 44,800

JPY 22,400

Flexible 4day
4 consecutive or non-consecutive days
within one month from the date PASS was issued

JPY 20,000

JPY 16,000

JPY 10,000

JPY 28,000

JPY 14,000



Age requirements apply on the date of Exchange Order issuance if purchased abroad. If the JR East Pass is purchased on arrival in Japan, the age requirements apply at the time of pass issuance. A passport or other valid identification is required for age verification.

※Textual quotation from JR JAPAN RAIL PASS WEB

The price with local currency, correct price and date of issue for the exchange order are written on the exchange order sheet. The price might be changed in some cases. (The price in April. 2011)

※Textual quotation from JR JAPAN RAIL PASS WEB



JR EAST PASS (In English, Taiwanese, Chinese, Korean)

Buy Japan Rail Pass(In English)

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Access to Aomori Prefecture Index

  1. Access by the airplane
  2. Baggage Allowance at the airport
  3. Access by the train
  4. JR Rail Pass
  5. Access by bus
  6. Comparison of expense for the access

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