Japan Railways has announced that it will release the “Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Tourist Pass”, the pass for tourists from overseas, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the operation of Tokaido Shinkansen. Not only the unlimited access to the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen, the pass comes with the admission tickets for the tourist facilities along the Shinkansen lines and tickets for the adjascent public transportation!
Those eligible to purchase the pass are limited to the holders of passports issued by countries other than Japan, and who have short-term visa. They can purchase the exchange vouchers at the designated travel agencies overseas, and they need to exchange them for the tourist pass after they enter Japan.
The applicable period is between October 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2015, and these passes are valid for consecutive 5 days, and they will be sold for JPY 35,000 for adults, and JPY17,500 for children.