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Regional Pass

Alpine Takayama-Matsumoto Pass 👋🏻

Regional Pass

Alpine Takayama-Matsumoto Area Pass

The Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass unlocks the heart of Japan’s alpine wonders. Whether you’re chasing serene landscapes, seeking historical insights, or looking to try local cuisines, this pass is your gateway to the perfect trip to explore the enchanting region around Nagoya, Gifu, and Nagano. Enjoy the beauty, heritage, and charm of these regions with the unparalleled value and convenience of the Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass.

The Alpine Takayama-Matsumoto Area Pass is only available to non-Japanese passport holders under the entry status of “Temporary Visitor”.

You can NOT purchase a Alpine Takayama-Matsumoto Area Pass if you meet the following:

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    Japanese Citizen
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    Work visa
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    Student visa
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    Any other visa than Temporary Visitor.

This is included:

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    Toyama Chiho Railway limited express between Dentetsu-Toyama and Tateyama.
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    Unlimited rides on Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
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    JR Chuo Main line between Nagoya - Matsumoto.
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    JR Oito line between Matsumoto & Shinano-Omachi.
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    JR Takayama line between Toyama and Nagoya.

This is excluded:

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    Shinkansen lines are not included.
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    Tateyama cable car reservation system.

Refund in Japan:

Your Alpine Takayama-Matsumoto Area Pass can be refunded and returned within 90 days of purchase at any Station that exchange the voucher. JR will charge you a 10% processing fee on each Rail Pass.

Refund outside of Japan:

Our normal return and refund policy applies. Feel free to read more about our return policy here.

No refund or re-issue if:

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    Pass has been lost
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    Pass has been damaged
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    Pass has been activated


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JR Alpine Pass

Note that the Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass only can be purchased from February 15th until November 6th. The passes have to be activated between April 15th to November 6th.

Children under the age of 6 ride for free. Children above the age of 12 are considered adults.

What is the Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass?

This convenient pass, designed specifically for foreign tourists, unlocks the wonders of the Japanese Alps, encompassing the captivating region around Nagoya, Gifu, and Nagano. It grants you unlimited travel on various JR trains and other transportation options within the designated area for a pre-determined period, empowering you to craft your unique adventure.

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Cost-effective exploration

Ditch the hassle of individual tickets and enjoy significant savings compared to purchasing them separately, especially for itineraries packed with multiple journeys. Imagine exploring diverse destinations without worrying about accumulating ticket costs.

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Seamless journeys

Say goodbye to ticket queues and the stress of purchasing tickets at every station. The pass grants you stress-free access to the designated transportation network, allowing you to hop on and off trains at your own pace within the validity period. Explore at your rhythm and discover hidden gems along the way.

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Conquer the Alpine Route

Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes with exclusive access to the iconic Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Ascend to new heights and witness panoramic vistas through a unique combination of cable cars, buses, and trolleys, offering an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Japanese Alps.

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Unleash your inner explorer

Design your dream itinerary with the freedom to explore diverse destinations and hidden gems. Whether you’re drawn to the historical charm of Takayama, the cultural richness of Matsumoto, or the breathtaking landscapes of Kamikochi, the pass empowers you to curate your unique adventure.

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Unlimited travel

The pass offers unlimited travel on JR lines in the designated Alpine Takayama-Matsumoto area, including popular routes such as the Shinhotaka Ropeway, Takayama Main Line, and the Matsumoto Electric Railway.

Good to know about the Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass

  • This regional pass is exclusively for tourists from outside Japan and requires pre-purchase.
  • The pass is valid for 5 days. Enjoy unlimited travel within the designated area for five consecutive days, starting from the first date of use. Plan your itinerary strategically to get the most out of the pass.
  • Seat reservations are highly recommended for specific limited express trains, especially during peak season, to guarantee a comfortable journey.
  • JR & Alpine Routes are included. The pass covers travel on JR local and limited express trains, as well as transportation along the stunning Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Ensure a seamless travel experience within the designated area.
  • Shinkansen trains are not included in this regional pass, keep that in mind.
  • Pass holders may not use the Tateyama cable car reservation system.
  • Children aged six to eleven require a child pass.
  • Children under the age of six travel for free if they do not occupy their own seat and are accompanied by an adult with a valid pass.
  • The rail pass is personal and can only be used by the original user. Transfer of the pass to another name is not possible.
  • Your passport and rail pass is required to bring along on all journeys and at all times incase JR Staff request to see your identity and check if you're the real pass holder.
  • The pass can not be used at automatic ticket gates, please show your pass to the JR Staff.
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Exchange stations

Pick up your pass at major railway stations within the designated area, including major hubs like Tokyo and Kyoto, or at Nagoya’s Central Japan Airport. This convenience allows you to easily obtain the pass upon arrival in Japan.

Explore Japan with your Regional Pass

Start planning your unforgettable Japanese adventure with the Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass and unlock a world of experiences in the heart of the majestic Japanese Alps! Feel free to reach out and contact our staff if you have any questions.

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Immerse yourself in the charm of a historical town renowned for its well-preserved traditional architecture and vibrant festivals like the Takayama Spring and Autumn Festivals.

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Explore the majestic Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure, and delve into the region’s rich cultural heritage, including museums, art galleries, and traditional gardens. A well visited and recommended location.



Breathe in the fresh mountain air and embrace the serenity of this picturesque alpine valley. Explore a network of scenic hiking trails that cater to various difficulty levels, offering breathtaking natural beauty.


Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Enjoy breathtaking heights and witness awe-inspiring landscapes through this unique route featuring cable cars, buses, and trolleys. Travel through majestic snow walls and witness the natural wonders!

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Relaxing Onsens

Unwind and relax in the natural hot springs scattered throughout the region. An authentic Japanese experience well worth enjoing during your stay.


Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Discover the charm of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites, renowned for their traditional gassho-style farmhouses with thatched roofs and much more!

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Hida Valley

Explore the scenic beauty of this valley, dotted with charming villages, hot springs onsens and sake breweries. Explore the local culture and delicious regional cuisine.

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Hida Takayama Matsuri Museum

Matsuri no Mori Museum shows you a rich cultural heritage, showcasing exhibits and artifacts related to the renowned Takayama Festival and other local traditions.