3-Day Rail Pass Eyed for Foreigners during 2020 Games


Tokyo, July 18 (Jiji Press)--East Japan Railway Co. <9020>, or JR East, and 25 other railway operators in the Kanto eastern Japan area said Thursday they will sell a three-day train pass for foreign visitors during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The Tokyo Supporters Pass will allow users to ride trains of any of the 26 firms for an unlimited number of times for any three straight days during the period between July 22 and Aug. 9, 2020, and between Aug. 25 and Sept. 6 the same year.

It will be on sale from mid-July and early September 2020.

The pass will be made available on JR East's Suica smart card and the Pasmo electronic money card, adopted by dozens of railway and bus operators.

Limited express trains and Shinkansen bullet trains will not be covered by the pass.

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