[International visitors to Japan only] Japan Expressway Pass

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The Japan Expressway Pass is a special service that allows unlimited use of Japan expressways through the ETC system at a flat rate and it is available only International visitors to Japan.

Contents:

  1. About Japan Expressway Pass
  2. Handling shops
  3. How to use the pass
  4. Agreement for use and contact address
  5. Considerations for driving a car

1.About Japan Expressway Pass

■Sales period

October 13, 2017 ~

■Rates

Consecutive Days Rates Per Day (Reference)
7 days 20,000 yen 2,857 yen
14 days 34,000 yen 2,429 yen

■Eligibility

Japan Expressway Pass may only be used by visitors to Japan who have foreign nationality.
In order to use the pass, you must present documentation such as a non-Japanese passport.

■Notice

[Japanese]

[English]

[Traditional Chinese]

[Korean]

The Japan Expressway Pass pass cannot be used for expressways in Hokkaido, Sky Gate Bridge tolls (100 yen per round trip), Kanmon Tunnel, Daini Shinmei Road, Shuto Expressway,Hanshin Expressway, or expressways operated by the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Co. or expressway public corporations.
However, it can be used on Sanriku Expressway (Sendai–Matsushima Road), Kyoto Jukan Expressway, and Bantan Road, operated by expressway public corporations.

There are different kinds of pass in Hokkaido area and Tohoku area.

■[訪日外国人限定] Hokkaido Expressway Pass

■[訪日外国人限定] Tohoku Expressway Pass

■Advantages

For example – Normal expressway toll (Ordinary vehicles) and train fare in Japan is as follows.

出発地
Departure
目的地
Arrival
観光地
Major sightseeing spots
高速道路料金 toll
(片道 One Way)
電車料金 Train fare
(片道 One Way)

関西国際空港

Kansai International Airport

金沢西
Kanazawa Nishi
兼六園
(Kenrokuen Garden)
金沢城公園
(Kanazawa Castle Park)
¥9,730 ¥10,230
名古屋
Nagoya
名古屋城
(Nagoya Castle)
¥8,460 ¥8,600
伊勢西
Ise Nishi
伊勢神宮
(Ise Jingu)
¥7,710 ¥4,550
京都南
Kyoto Minami
清水寺
(Kiyomizudera Temple)
金閣寺
(Kinkakuji Temple)
¥3,280 ¥3,370

山陽姫路東
Sanyo Himeji Higashi

姫路城
(Himeji Castle)
¥4,730 ¥6,010
岡山
Okayama
後楽園
(Korakuen Garden)
¥5,390 ¥8,170
倉敷
Kurashiki
倉敷美観地区
(Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter)
¥5,700 ¥8,600
本郷
Hongo
大久野島(うさぎ島)
(Ohkunoshima Island : Rabbits Island)
¥7,330 ¥10,760
広島
Hiroshima
原爆ドーム
(Atomic Bomb Dome)
¥8,200 ¥12,260

2.Handling shops

You can apply for this pass at a rental car shop located in 275 locations throughout Japan.

3.How to use the pass

STEP1 Check with your local car-rental dealer for details, using the website below.
You may not be able to return your rented car at the dealer of your choice when using the Japan Expressway Pass (Japan Expressway Pass) system.
Be sure to double-check before renting! There are no problems when you return it to the same place you rented it, though.
STEP2 Reserve the car and expressway electronic toll collection (ETC) card for use with your Japan Expressway Pass pass.
The Japan Expressway Pass pass can only be used with regular-sized passenger cars (“ordinary vehicles”).
Ask the dealer for information on what types of cars are available.
STEP3 Complete the Japan Expressway Pass application on the day you rent the car. The dealer will explain the system and agreement.
The rental and Japan Expressway Pass fees are payable in advance.
STEP4 Pick up your car-rental, and the ETC card needed to use Japan Expressway Pass pricing.
STEP5 And you’re off!
STEP6 Return the car-rental and ETC card, and pay any additional toll fees assessed that were not covered by the Japan Expressway Pass system.

Quotation: http://en.driveplaza.com/trip/drawari/japan_expass/

4.Agreement for use and contact address

[Agreement]

[問い合わせ先]

①East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. Customer Service Center:
0570-024-024 (toll call) or 03-5338-7524 (toll call)

②Central Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. Customer Service Center:
0120-922-229 (toll free) or 052-223-0333 (toll call)

③West Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. Customer Service Center:
0120-924-863 (toll free) or 06-6876-9031 (toll call)

5.Considerations for driving a car

Article about the “Considerations for driving a car” is s follows.

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