TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET( 2-Day Pass or 3-Day Pass) provides unlimited travel on selected highway bus and local bus services across 6 prefectures including, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata,Miyagi, and Fukushima in the Tohoku region. This pass is a perfect fit for your visit to Tohoku: Travel easy and save you money!


Covers highway and local bus services on 101 bus routes in 6 prefectures in Tohoku( Reservation required: 16 routes, Reservation Not Required: 85 routes)

All the bus travel you need for 2 or 3 consecutive days at one price

Easy and save up money

2-Day Pass
JPY 6,000
3-Day Pass
JPY 8,000
Important Notice
*There is no child fare for this pass
How It Works
1. Purchase a voucher for TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET
  Purchase your voucher for a TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET(2-Day Pass or 3 -Day Pass) online at
2. Reserve your bus routes you wish to board
  Make a reservation for the bus service you wish to board in advance online at
  Please enter your voucher code which you received via e-mail to book a bus service.
 Note that 16 routes needs an advance reservation, while other 85 routes does not need reservations. Please   check which bus routes need an advanced reservations from following Usable Routes.

  Usable routes 
3. Exchange your voucher for TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET

Exchange your voucher for a  TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET at designated ticket offices after you purchase your “ VOUCHER” through Japan Bus Online Website. Your passport must be presented when you exchange your voucher you receive via e-mail.

Please check the designated ticket offices where you can exchange your voucher for a Tohoku Highway Bus Ticket to ride buses.

   ▶ Exchange sites 

4. Buses are marked with a sticker
 TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET can be used for bus services which has the below stickers on the front window screen.
5. Get on board
Please present  your TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET and your passport to a bus driver prior to boarding. E-ticket must be presented also, if you have reserved bus services online. E-ticket will be sent to your e-mail address you used to book a ticket via Japan Bus Online Website.
Note: Please tear off the ticket on the left side of the 2-Day Pass or 3-Day Pass, and put the torn portion of the ticket into the farebox.  
Important Notices
* These tickets can only be used by travelers with foreign passports. Please show your ticket and passport to the driver when getting on and off. Then tear off a ticket and placing it in the ticket box inside the bus.
* No refund is accepted even if the bus services are cancelled or delayed due to any accident, weather, etc.
* Lost or stolen tickets cannot be reissued.
* Other conditions on usage are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of bus operating companies and the laws of Japan.
* A ticket with expired valid date cannot be used to board a bus
* If the ticket is used by anyone other than the designated user or in case of any other improper use, the ticket will be invalid and the holder will be asked to pay double the regular fare for the trip taken.

* Please make sure to cancel your reservations via “ Manage my Booking” page of Japan Bus Online Website, if you decide not to travel on the reserved bus service.

*You are not entitled to request a refund once a reservation has been made or/and exchanged your voucher for Tohoku Highway Bus Ticket.

*To refund your voucher, a cancellation fee, JPY 500 per ticket will be charged. Please request a refund via " Refund my Voucher" page of Japan Bus Online.

Please make sure to read the “Eligibility  Conditions” for the TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET below before you purchase an Exchange Voucher. Be sure that you understand these requirements before purchasing an Exchange Voucher.    

If you have any questions regarding payment and reservations, please read above FAQ first before sending an inquiry to Japan Bus Online Customer Center at Please contact bus operating company directly for bus operations.

Tohoku Attractions


Hirosaki Castle 

Hirosaki Castle was constructed in 1611 by the Tsugaru clan, and it is a three-story castle tower located in Hirosaki Park. This Castle is one of the famous and popular cherry blossom viewing locations in the Tohoku Region with more than 2700 its trees In late-March to April when the trees are in bloom, thousands of visitors come for Hanami, Cherry blossom viewing. In February, Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival takes place attracting visitors with approximately 200 snow lanterns and 300 miniature igloos(kamakura) light up the winter night.